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March 29, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE
Wienerschnitzel hopes its new hot dog is something that customers can really sink their teeth into. The Newport Beach chain has just introduced BigFoot, an extra-long hot dog on an extra-big bun. More than 500 store operators and workers were expected Tuesday at a BigFoot bash in Garden Grove to officially unwrap the new product. The frankfurters, which are 10 inches long on an 8-inch bun, come in five varieties, ranging from mustard only ($1.39 each) to double cheese and chili ($2.29).
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June 21, 2003 | Elizabeth Kelly, Times Staff Writer
The parent of hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel is acquiring co-branding partner Tastee-Freez, a purveyor of soft-serve ice cream. Newport Beach-based Galardi Group, which also owns the Original Hamburger Stand, has served Tastee-Freez desserts at 67 of its more than 350 locations since 1999 under a co-branding agreement. Other chains also have teamed with complementary brands to expand their menus, including El Pollo Loco and Foster's Freeze. Tastee-Freez, based in Utica, Mich.
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July 6, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esco Development Co., a Chino Hills construction contractor, said Thursday that it had agreed to a $425,000 settlement in a lawsuit it brought against Galardi Group, parent company of Wienerschnitzel restaurant chain, and four local lawyers. The dispute centered on a now-defunct company called Back Bay Enterprises Inc., which incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of building five Weldon's restaurants that would operate under a franchise agreement with the Galardi Group in Newport Beach.
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July 6, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esco Development Co., a Chino Hills construction contractor, said Thursday that it had agreed to a $425,000 settlement in a lawsuit it brought against Galardi Group, parent company of Wienerschnitzel restaurant chain, and four local lawyers. The dispute centered on a now-defunct company called Back Bay Enterprises Inc., which incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of building five Weldon's restaurants that would operate under a franchise agreement with the Galardi Group in Newport Beach.
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June 21, 2003 | Elizabeth Kelly, Times Staff Writer
The parent of hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel is acquiring co-branding partner Tastee-Freez, a purveyor of soft-serve ice cream. Newport Beach-based Galardi Group, which also owns the Original Hamburger Stand, has served Tastee-Freez desserts at 67 of its more than 350 locations since 1999 under a co-branding agreement. Other chains also have teamed with complementary brands to expand their menus, including El Pollo Loco and Foster's Freeze. Tastee-Freez, based in Utica, Mich.
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May 7, 1986 | JOHN O'DELL
In a move designed to remove its single-product image, Der Wienerschnitzel International Inc. has changed its name to Galardi Group Inc. after the privately held company's founder and president, Jack Galardi. The 25-year-old company began with the Der Wienerschnitzel chain of hot dog restaurants, but in recent years has added two other restaurant operations and has broadened the Wienerschnitzel menu to include hamburgers and other sandwiches.
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October 29, 1992 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Free-trade deal or not, Southern California fast-food chains continue to open restaurants in Mexico. Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., which has licensed Carl's Jr. restaurants in Monterrey, Mexico City and other Mexican metropolitan areas, opened its first restaurant Wednesday in Tijuana. The licensee, Carl's de Baja, plans to open additional Carl's Jr. restaurants in Baja California during the next five years.
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February 19, 1995
* H. Mark Mersel and Ronald P. Oines have joined the Irvine office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm as litigation associates. Mersel was previously associated with Cox, Castle & Nicholson and Gendel Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner. His areas of expertise include bankruptcy, real estate, financial institutions and other areas of complex commercial litigation. Oines, who was a Morrison & Foerster litigation associate from 1989 to 1993, returns to the firm after a year with another law firm.
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September 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The gig: John Galardi is the founder and, through his Irvine firm Galardi Group Inc., owner and operator of Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain. The business: From a single hot dog stand in Los Angeles' Wilmington neighborhood in 1961, Galardi grew the business quickly, soon serving chili dogs to people driving through the middle of his signature A-frame buildings. Wienerschnitzel, based in Irvine, now has 350 stores in 10 states and Guam and also serves hamburgers.
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July 13, 1997
* Mike Liby has been appointed vice president of operations for CKE Restaurants Inc. in Anaheim, the parent company of Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Casa Bonita Inc. and Summit Family Restaurants Inc. Liby joined the company in 1987 as director of loss prevention and safety. He was most recently director of training and special projects. Ed Donahue has been named vice president of Region 1, overseeing the operations of 110 restaurants in the Inland Empire, parts of Los Angeles and Tucson.
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March 29, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE
Wienerschnitzel hopes its new hot dog is something that customers can really sink their teeth into. The Newport Beach chain has just introduced BigFoot, an extra-long hot dog on an extra-big bun. More than 500 store operators and workers were expected Tuesday at a BigFoot bash in Garden Grove to officially unwrap the new product. The frankfurters, which are 10 inches long on an 8-inch bun, come in five varieties, ranging from mustard only ($1.39 each) to double cheese and chili ($2.29).
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January 10, 2005 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
The hottest new hamburger at Hardee's is an unabashedly unhealthful mountain of meat called the Monster Thickburger. Loaded with two 1/3-pound Angus beef patties, four strips of bacon and three slices of cheese, slathered with a generous glob of mayonnaise and encased in a buttered bun, it's not exactly a celebration of calorie counting. Who's counting? When the 1,420-calorie, 107-fat-gram behemoth was unleashed, people gobbled it up.
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