December 17, 1997 |
Back in 1989 when Noah Alper opened his first Noah's New York Bagels shop in Berkeley, he decided to keep things strictly kosher. Now, to the chagrin of many kosher Jews, the chain, which Alper sold in 1996, has gone treif. In other words, Noah's is no longer kosher.
May 21, 1997 |
Rosa and Salomon Jaime realized they had a recipe for success when their first Pollo Inka restaurant became so packed every night that people who couldn't get inside would order takeout and eat in their cars.
December 29, 1994 |
On New Year's Day, one of the nation's toughest anti-smoking laws takes effect in California. Lighting up will be banned in most enclosed workplaces and virtually all restaurants. While health groups and others have praised the ban as a victory in the fight against the dangers of secondhand smoke, some business groups say the new statute is vague and will give employers headaches. And it is not universally popular.
January 25, 1994 |
Philip Morris U.S.A., the nation's largest cigarette manufacturer, and some Los Angeles area restaurants plan to sponsor a November ballot initiative that would abolish local anti-smoking ordinances in California, The Times learned Monday. The initiative, called the California Uniform Tobacco Control Act, would place the responsibility for regulating smoking in the hands of the Legislature, and invalidate smoking bans in Los Angeles, Orange County and more than 100 other cities and counties.
January 25, 1994 |
Flagstar Cos., operator of the Denny's and El Pollo Loco chains, plans to sell or close as many as 180 of those restaurants--including many California sites. The Spartanburg, S.C.-based company said Monday that it will close or sell up to 45 of the 212 El Pollo Locos. It would not specify the locations, but 137 of the 139 company-owned El Pollo Locos are in Southern California. The rest are owned by franchisees. Nationwide, the company also plans to close or sell up to 135 of the 1,515 Denny's.
December 11, 1993 |
There's no visible evidence that the Chevys Mexican Restaurant prototype that opened last month in Anaheim Hills is owned by Taco Bell Corp. The ubiquitous mission bell is nowhere to be seen, and the Taco Bell name isn't anywhere on the menu, even in the fine print. And that's OK with Taco Bell, which in May acquired Chevys, a San Francisco-based chain with 40 sit-down Mexican-style restaurants clustered mainly in the Bay Area. Taco Bell, itself a Pepsico Inc.