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September 22, 1996
Buffets Inc. said it completed its acquisition Friday of restaurant rival HomeTown Buffet Inc. after a federal judge in Utah denied a request by another chain, Anaheim-based CKE Restaurants, for an injunction blocking the deal. CKE had filed a lawsuit in August alleging that the two companies conspired to squeeze CKE out of certain Western markets in which CKE has exclusive rights to develop and operate HomeTown Buffet restaurants. Buffets and HomeTown denied the charges.
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BUSINESS
September 22, 1996
Buffets Inc. said it completed its acquisition Friday of restaurant rival HomeTown Buffet Inc. after a federal judge in Utah denied a request by another chain, Anaheim-based CKE Restaurants, for an injunction blocking the deal. CKE had filed a lawsuit in August alleging that the two companies conspired to squeeze CKE out of certain Western markets in which CKE has exclusive rights to develop and operate HomeTown Buffet restaurants. Buffets and HomeTown denied the charges.
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BUSINESS
September 12, 1996
CKE Restaurants Inc. said it plans to open 25 to 30 Carl's Jr. fast-food restaurants next year. CKE, through its Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. and Boston Pacific Inc. divisions, operates about 692 Carl's Jr. and Rally's fast-food restaurants. CKE plans to open 15 to 17 other restaurants this year, the company said at a conference with analysts in New York. In addition to Carl's Jr. and Carl's Jr./Green Burrito combination restaurants, CKE operates about 27 Boston Chickens, 80 J.B.'
BUSINESS
August 13, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, Greg Johnson covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times
CKE Restaurants Inc. has started a food fight with two companies that operate buffet-style restaurants. The Anaheim-based parent company of the Carl's Jr. chain filed suit last week against Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Buffets Inc. and HomeTown Buffet Inc., a San Diego-based restaurant chain that Buffets Inc. has agreed to acquire. The suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Utah is driven by CKE's recent acquisition of Summit Family Restaurants Inc.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
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BUSINESS
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BUSINESS
April 25, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
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