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December 18, 1985
Restaurant Held Up: A motorcyclist brandishing a handgun pulled up to the drive-through window of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant at 16311 Beach Blvd., demanded that cash be placed in a brown paper bag and drove off with about $150, Huntington Beach police said. The driver, described as in his mid-20s and wearing a dark motorcycle helmet and dark jacket, drove away southbound on Beach Boulevard, police said. No one was injured.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000
A man was shot to death early Sunday morning after an argument in the drive-through at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. Mario Duarte, 20, of Pacoima was killed about 1 a.m. after arguing with people in a sport utility vehicle, who were also waiting for service at the restaurant in the 300 block of Mission Boulevard, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Cruz Solis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995
Jack in the Box, fine. Jack in South Pasadena, no, the City Council decided Wednesday. After an evening of debate, council members voted 3 to 2 to reject a proposal for a drive-through Jack in the Box restaurant at the city's main intersection at Fair Oaks Avenue and State Street. "Jack's back. But not in South Pasadena," declared Mary Ann Parada, an opponent and city commissioner, seconds after the vote that denied the eatery its required permit.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1999 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack is back--with relish. Six years after a fatal outbreak of food poisoning at Jack in the Box Inc. restaurants nearly sank the company, the 1,515-store chain is thriving like never before, and its stock has firmly established itself as one of the hottest in its industry. At a time when rivals such as Carl's Jr. parent CKE Restaurants Inc. are struggling to stand out in the fiercely competitive, $52-billion U.S.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1997 | Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the meat processing unit for Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. to file an interstate lawsuit against a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant franchise over a deadly 1993 outbreak of food poisoning. The case stemmed from illnesses due to E. coli bacteria traced to hamburgers sold at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in several Western states. Jack-in-the-Box is a division of San Diego-based Foodmaker Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000
A man was shot to death early Sunday morning after an argument in the drive-through at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. Mario Duarte, 20, of Pacoima was killed about 1 a.m. after arguing with people in a sport utility vehicle, who were also waiting for service at the restaurant in the 300 block of Mission Boulevard, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Cruz Solis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
City Councilwoman Laura Chick's town hall meeting tonight--the first since she took office last summer--may become the scene of a protest by Chick opponents, who are upset about a planned fast-food restaurant in their neighborhood. Activists in the Quimby Park neighborhood said Tuesday that they are recruiting neighbors to picket the meeting because Chick has not supported their efforts to limit the drive-through window hours at the restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1991 | TED JOHNSON
City Council members have approved plans to place a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant near a busy intersection on Imperial Highway, despite protests from nearly 100 nearby residents that the establishment would generate traffic, graffiti, trash and crime. In a unanimous vote last week, the council allowed Merrill Development to lease space to the fast-food chain at the northwest corner of Palm Street and Imperial Highway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER
A City Council committee Tuesday rejected a proposal to allow a planned Jack In The Box restaurant in Canoga Park to operate around the clock. Councilwoman Laura Chick had initially indicated she would support unlimited hours for the restaurant, planned for De Soto Avenue and Vanowen Street, despite protests from local residents that a 24-hour drive-through would worsen crime problems in the area. But in the end she voted with the majority on the Planning Land Use Management Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Neighbors fearful that a planned Jack in the Box restaurant in their neighborhood would worsen a nighttime scene that already includes prostitutes, loiterers and gangs, are trying to limit the restaurant's hours. Foodmaker Inc., owner of the Jack in the Box chain, plans to begin construction of a restaurant at Vanowen Street and De Soto Avenue in Canoga Park early next year. Gina Devlin, a spokeswoman for Foodmaker, said the firm is taken aback by the complaints.
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April 6, 1999 | LYNELL GEORGE
If he wasn't a head of his times before now, this should certainly cement his reputation. "Jack," founder and spokes-- . . . er . . . how about head honcho, has, since his 1995 resurrection, served as Jack in the Box's wry and dapper corporate icon. After being unceremoniously blown to bits back in the '80s, ol' Jack, no longer bitter, has made a splashy comeback and will finally get the respect he's long deserved.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1998
San Diego-based Foodmaker Inc., owner of the Jack in the Box fast-food chain, said it signed a $58.5-million settlement of lawsuits it filed against suppliers of meat that led to a deadly outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli bacteria. Foodmaker has agreed to drop suits against Safeway Inc., among others, over meat it contends was tainted and that caused the deaths of four children in 1993.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1997 | Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the meat processing unit for Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. to file an interstate lawsuit against a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant franchise over a deadly 1993 outbreak of food poisoning. The case stemmed from illnesses due to E. coli bacteria traced to hamburgers sold at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in several Western states. Jack-in-the-Box is a division of San Diego-based Foodmaker Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995
Jack in the Box, fine. Jack in South Pasadena, no, the City Council decided Wednesday. After an evening of debate, council members voted 3 to 2 to reject a proposal for a drive-through Jack in the Box restaurant at the city's main intersection at Fair Oaks Avenue and State Street. "Jack's back. But not in South Pasadena," declared Mary Ann Parada, an opponent and city commissioner, seconds after the vote that denied the eatery its required permit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1995 | LOUISE YARNALL
Judy Silverman knew there would be some noise when she bought a Santa Monica condo in the late 1980s next to a busy, 24-hour Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. She never dreamed how much. As the opening of the Third Street Promenade transformed the city into a hot party spot, late-night revelers lined up at the drive-in window of the Wilshire Boulevard restaurant. Into the early morning, Silverman tried to sleep to the cacophony of honking horns and "May I take your order please?" from the drive-in.
BUSINESS
December 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jack in the Box is blowing up its image--literally. The fast-food chain's new TV commercial features its famous smiling clown--dressed in a business suit--detonating the company boardroom to get revenge at executives for blowing him up in a famous 1980 spot.
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