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May 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investor David Kim agreed to acquire CKE Restaurants Inc.'s La Salsa chain less than a year after he bought the Baja Fresh Mexican eateries from Wendy's International Inc. Terms weren't disclosed. The deal is expected to close by next month's end, Carpinteria-based CKE said. La Salsa, seen mostly in Southern California, had sales of $46.3 million last year.
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BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | DENISE GELLENE
Advertiser: La Salsa restaurants Agency: Band of Gypsies, Los Angeles Challenge: Point out what distinguishes La Salsa from other Mexican fast-food restaurants--fresh food--in a memorable way. The Ad: A farmer stops his young son from picking a "baby tomato" because it needs to grow into a lucky "mommy tomato." When the boy asks if the tomato will "live happily ever after," Dad delights in telling him it will be "chopped up, sliced, cut up and served fresh in the salsa."
BUSINESS
June 7, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
CKE Restaurants Inc. may consider selling its La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grills in the next three to five years after expanding the chain and remodeling restaurants, Chief Executive Andrew Puzder said Tuesday. The company would also consider spinning off the unit, Puzder said in an interview. He first wants to grow the Mexican food chain to a "couple hundred" La Salsa locations from the about 100 in operation. Initial public offerings of restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
CKE Restaurants Inc. may consider selling its La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grills in the next three to five years after expanding the chain and remodeling restaurants, Chief Executive Andrew Puzder said Tuesday. The company would also consider spinning off the unit, Puzder said in an interview. He first wants to grow the Mexican food chain to a "couple hundred" La Salsa locations from the about 100 in operation. Initial public offerings of restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investor David Kim agreed to acquire CKE Restaurants Inc.'s La Salsa chain less than a year after he bought the Baja Fresh Mexican eateries from Wendy's International Inc. Terms weren't disclosed. The deal is expected to close by next month's end, Carpinteria-based CKE said. La Salsa, seen mostly in Southern California, had sales of $46.3 million last year.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1999
* Sizzler International, the Los Angeles-based operator of the Sizzler restaurants overseas, has elected Phillip Matthews chairman, succeeding James Collins, who will become chairman emeritus. The company also named Steve Selcer, chief operating officer of the La Salsa restaurant chain, as chief financial officer. He takes over for Ryan Tondro, who has been named vice president of acquisitions and development. And Michael B. Green was named vice president and general counsel.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bruce M. Jaffe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bell Industries Inc., has been elected president of the Los Angeles-based company. Jaffee, 51, succeeds Theodore Williams, 74, who continues as chairman and chief executive. Jaffe joined Bell in 1967. Bell Industries manufactures and distributes products for the electronics, computer, graphics and other industrial markets. * Frank J. Holdraker has joined La Salsa Holding Co. as senior vice president of franchising.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1999
$7 all screenings, unless otherwise noted $5.50 senior citizens, children under 12, students with ID $5.50 Teatro Fiesta and Four Star Cinema screenings Festival information: (714) 546-3456 Opening ceremony, today "Storm" premiere (7 p.m., Edwards Newport Cinemas): $10 Premiere and post-party (9 p.m., Windows on the Bay, 2241 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach): $25 "A Murder of Crows" event, Friday Premiere (8 p.m., Edwards Island Cinemas): $7 Premiere and post-party (10 p.m.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - Within an hour after a 12-year-old boy opened fire with a shotgun inside his middle school gymnasium here Tuesday, gravely wounding two students, hundreds of parents waited at a nearby mall to collect their stunned children, some of whom had witnessed the attack. Outside an entrance to the Roswell Mall, between the La Salsa restaurant and the Hobby Lobby, a crowd with anguished faces parted to allow the town's teary sons and daughters to pass. The Berrendo Middle School students walked gingerly past a clutch of sympathizers.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | DENISE GELLENE
Advertiser: La Salsa restaurants Agency: Band of Gypsies, Los Angeles Challenge: Point out what distinguishes La Salsa from other Mexican fast-food restaurants--fresh food--in a memorable way. The Ad: A farmer stops his young son from picking a "baby tomato" because it needs to grow into a lucky "mommy tomato." When the boy asks if the tomato will "live happily ever after," Dad delights in telling him it will be "chopped up, sliced, cut up and served fresh in the salsa."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1998 | STEVE HARVEY
In a recent article on the 1958 film "Touch of Evil," the New York Times said that Quinlan, the corrupt cop played by Orson Welles, "is the opposite of debonair, eventually plunging to an ignominious death in a trash-choked open sewer." Hmmm. Southern California homeowners who have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to live by such sites won't like that description. The Welles character actually dies in one of the Venice canals built earlier this century. Sewer? Venice hasn't sunk that low.
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