November 16, 1997
GB Foods Corp., which operates Green Burrito restaurants, reported net income of $233,000, or 3 cents a share, 66% higher than the $140,000, or 2 cents a share, for the third quarter of 1996. The company attributed the gain to continued expansion of both franchise and dual-concept restaurants. Revenue increased 17% to $1.4 million from $1.2 million. As of Sept. 30, there were 101 Carl's Jr./Green Burrito dual-concept stores, 17 of which were opened during the third quarter.
January 18, 1995
CKE Restaurants Inc. has filed a cross-complaint against GB Foods 10 days after the Mexican fast-food restaurant operator filed a $100-million lawsuit against CKE. CKE, which owns and operates Carl's Jr. restaurants, wants the court to rule that its "dual-concept" restaurants--selling both Carl's Jr. and Green Burrito menu items--do not violate any agreement with GB Foods and do not constitute a breach of contract.
January 11, 1998 |
Everyone wanted this one: Green Bay against San Francisco, 1 o'clock today. City of Velveeta versus city of brie. The Ritz crackers against the Ritz-Carlton. A town where Carroll Dale was big against a town where Carol Doda was big. Civilizations where at a cocktail party, guests might be found discussing the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche or the philosophy of Raymond Nitschke. "Everyone wants it, because it's the game of the century," San Francisco linebacker Ken Norton Jr.
February 25, 1995
GB Foods Corp. said it has settled a lawsuit brought by a group of franchisees of GB's Green Burrito fast-food restaurants. The settlement provides 400,000 shares of common stock to be held in escrow for the plaintiffs, but no cash payments. The company did not say on Friday how many plaintiffs were involved or the nature of their lawsuit, and a spokesman could not be reached for comment. The company said the litigation cost $2.9 million to defend and contributed to the bulk of $4.
May 5, 1996
GB Foods Corp., operator and franchiser of Green Burrito fast-food restaurants, narrowed its losses in the first quarter while revenue dropped 20%. The company lost $242,087, or 4 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $1.1 million, or 20 cents a share, for the same period in 1995. The year-earlier figure included a charge of $716,393 from litigation settlements and related costs. Revenue was down 20% to $1.2 million from $1.5 million.
November 15, 1990 |
The story goes that George Bernard Shaw was introduced by his mistress as "the world famous vegetarian." "And playwright," Shaw grumbled to the crowded room. The anecdote is the opening of "Dear Liar," a play by Jerome Kilty based on the correspondence of Shaw and Mrs. Patrick (Stella) Campbell, the British actress who was his lover of more than three decades. With two recent major stagings of Shaw plays in Orange County, B.J.
July 30, 2012 |
Google Play is once again carrying the 16-gigabyte version of the Nexus 7 after selling out of the device last week. Google stopped taking orders for the device for a full week, but the 16 GB Nexus 7 is back and it's got a pretty decent shipping time -- currently listed at just three to five days. The Nexus 7 tablet has been a success thus far for the tech company. Retail partners began listing the device as out of stock, back ordered or coming soon not long after they began carrying the product earlier this month.
April 24, 2012 |
Upload something into Google Docs this morning, and you'll notice a 4-gigabyte boost to your storage. A sign that Google Drive is on the horizon? TechCrunch reported it this morning, and we checked it out. Indeed, our storage went from 1 gigabyte to 5 gigabytes after we uploaded a document. It has been widely speculated that today is G-Day , the day Google Drive is to be announced. Sites across the Web have posted leaked documents suggesting the cloud-storage service will offer users 5 gigabytes of storage for free, rivaling SugarSync and Box and dwarfing DropBox's free 2 gigabytes.
January 29, 2013 |
Apple will begin selling a 128 gigabyte version of its fourth-generation iPad starting Feb. 5. The Cupertino, Calif., company announced the new version of its tablet Tuesday, priced at $799 for Wi-Fi only and $929 for a cellular network-connected model. Currently, Apple's largest storage capacity tablet is a 64 GB iPad, which sells for $699 for Wi-Fi only and $829 for the cellular-enabled version. QUIZ: Test your Apple knowledge The 128-GB iPad model appears to be a direct shot at Microsoft, which will be releasing its own tablet, the Surface Pro, just a few days later, on Feb. 9. Microsoft says the Surface Pro is designed for professionals and heavy-duty users who want a powerful device with vast storage space -- features Apple addresses with the 128 GB iPad.
July 10, 2012 |
Dropbox, the cloud storage company, announced it is doubling the size of its Pro users accounts as well as adding a new 500 gigabyte option. The San Francisco-based start-up made the announcement on its blog Tuesday, saying its users have been asking for more space. With Dropbox having recently added a feature that makes it easy to upload pictures , the company said it was time to accommodate its users. "As people add more stuff to Dropbox, we want to make sure they don't have to worry about space," the company said in its blog post.