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May 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
General Mills to Close 27 Red Lobster Restaurants: The company said it has closed 27 Red Lobster restaurants, including some operations in Southern California, as part of a restructuring to improve profit. Four Southland Red Lobsters--restaurants located in Pasadena, West Covina, Panorama City and Tarzana--were shut down, the company said. About 300 were employed at the four locations.
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October 16, 1997
Advertiser: Red Lobster restaurants Agency: Euro RSCG Tatham, Chicago Challenge: Give Red Lobster a fresh image that distinguishes it from other mid-price restaurant chains. The Ads: In its new campaign, Red Lobster, a unit of Darden Restaurants Inc., portrays dining at its restaurants as a break from routine. One spot opens as a tumbleweed rolls across a western landscape. "Life on land is dry," says the voice-over.
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BUSINESS
May 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
General Mills to Close 27 Red Lobster Restaurants: The company said it has closed 27 Red Lobster restaurants, including some operations in Southern California, as part of a restructuring to improve profit. Four Southland Red Lobsters--restaurants located in Pasadena, West Covina, Panorama City and Tarzana--were shut down, the company said. About 300 were employed at the four locations.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1997
Advertiser: Red Lobster restaurants Agency: Euro RSCG Tatham, Chicago Challenge: Give Red Lobster a fresh image that distinguishes it from other mid-price restaurant chains. The Ads: In its new campaign, Red Lobster, a unit of Darden Restaurants Inc., portrays dining at its restaurants as a break from routine. One spot opens as a tumbleweed rolls across a western landscape. "Life on land is dry," says the voice-over.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
General Mills Inc. on Monday reported a 4.5% increase in profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year, led by strong performances from Red Lobster restaurants and Big G cereals. For the three months ended Aug. 29, the company earned $165.8 million, or $1.04 a share. That compared to a profit of $159.6 million, or 97 cents a share, for the same period a year earlier. Sales for the period were $2.09 billion, up from $2.02 billion.
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December 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Gov. Lawton Chiles, a folksy Southern Democrat scheduled to leave office next month, died at age 68 Saturday after apparently suffering a heart attack, an aide said. Chiles was found next to his cycling machine in the gymnasium in the governor's mansion, said Linda Shelley, his chief of staff. Chiles wielded political power for almost 40 years, including 18 as a U.S. senator and eight more as governor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The regular servers at Red Lobster in West Hills were lucky to have some extra hands during the lunch rush Wednesday, but then it was those helping hands that brought an extra large crowd to the restaurant in the first place. About 50 off-duty Los Angeles police officers from the West Valley station helped take orders, serve food and chat with customers at the Valley's third annual "Tip a Cop Day," which benefits the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Organization.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sears said Tuesday that the company will no longer advertise on the ABC series "Nothing Sacred," joining at least seven other companies, including Red Lobster restaurants and American Isuzu Motors, in distancing themselves from the 3-week-old show. The series features a young, inner-city priest struggling with parishioners' problems and his own faith.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
As President Obama's healthcare law rolls out in the coming years, business owners are figuring out how they will comply with coverage mandates.  One popular restaurant chain, White Castle, may in the future hire only part-time workers once the law is fully implemented, according to Vice President Jamie Richardson. Richardson told NPR in an interview that the company is trying to figure out how to keep costs down.  Quiz: How well do you know fast food? "If you're full-time at White Castle, you're going to stay full-time at White Castle," he said.
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