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March 1, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large franchisee in Chicago has sued Sizzler Restaurants International for $25 million, charging that the Los Angeles-based company defrauded the franchisee and tried to force it out of business in an attempt to take over the market at a low price. A spokesman for Sizzler Restaurants International said the company is studying the suit but has a policy of refusing to comment on pending litigation.
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MAGAZINE
December 20, 1992 | Charles Perry
Arnie Morton's of Chicago is a restaurant with a subtitle: The Steak House. It deserves it. You'll have to pay The Price--steaks start at $21.95 and vegetables are strictly a la carte--but Arnie Morton's really does serve The Steak. As the Los Angeles franchise (there are 19 others) of a famous Chicago restaurant, the place makes a great deal of its roots.
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MAGAZINE
December 20, 1992 | Charles Perry
Arnie Morton's of Chicago is a restaurant with a subtitle: The Steak House. It deserves it. You'll have to pay The Price--steaks start at $21.95 and vegetables are strictly a la carte--but Arnie Morton's really does serve The Steak. As the Los Angeles franchise (there are 19 others) of a famous Chicago restaurant, the place makes a great deal of its roots.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large franchisee in Chicago has sued Sizzler Restaurants International for $25 million, charging that the Los Angeles-based company defrauded the franchisee and tried to force it out of business in an attempt to take over the market at a low price. A spokesman for Sizzler Restaurants International said the company is studying the suit but has a policy of refusing to comment on pending litigation.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to end its bankruptcy drama as a smaller but profitable company, Planet Hollywood International closed nine of its company-owned restaurants Monday, including one in Santa Ana. Robert Earl, the co-founder and chief executive of the movie-themed chain, said he hopes a new Orange County location will replace the "underperforming" restaurant across from South Coast Plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986 | Craig Modderno
Is Robert De Niro fattening himself up for another Oscar? At the moment he's trying to put on 30 pounds in four weeks for his cameo as Al Capone in "The Untouchables," being directed by Brian De Palma in Chicago. (He gained and lost 70 pounds for his Oscar-weighted role in "Raging Bull.") According to the unit publicist, the actor's in Italy eating pancakes: "He was on location for a costume fitting in Chicago, then he left to spend four weeks eating in Italy.
NEWS
May 7, 1989
Edward G. Thrasher Jr., 75, an attorney who after Army service in World War II entered the restaurant world. In 1950, he bought the old Goody Goody Drive-In in Santa Monica and over the years owned and operated such landmark Southland coffee shops as Fat Eddie's, Stops, the Blue Dolphin, Googie's and Pam Pam East in San Francisco. Dinner houses he started included the Black Knight in Costa Mesa, Churchill's in Glendale, Rosebud's in San Francisco and Clementine's in Beverly Hills. He also helped build the Hyatt House at Los Angeles International Airport, restaurants in Chicago and refurbished the old Fielding Hotel in San Francisco.
NEWS
December 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zack Mosley, who mixed humor with adventure in America's most enduring aviation comic strip, "Smilin' Jack," has died at the age of 87. Mosley, an aviation buff who was honored by organizations ranging from the Air Force to the Civil Air Patrol, was admitted Monday to Martin Memorial Medical Center here and died Tuesday of a heart attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving ahead with plans to create a pedestrian-friendly retail corridor, the Northridge Fashion Center on Monday announced opening dates for a series of new tenants including a Topz restaurant, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and a Zany Brainy store selling educational toys. Most of the new businesses will be in the center's largely vacant north end, which was formerly occupied by a Broadway department store.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1997 | ERIC RIMBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louise's Trattoria, a popular Italian restaurant chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September after a failed bid to expand on the East Coast, has been acquired for $7 million, the company said Tuesday. The Torrance-based company was purchased by Jon Chait, a top executive of Milwaukee-based global employee-placement firm Manpower Inc. and the brother of William Chait, Louise's founder and former president. Jon Chait bid $7 million in cash and promissory notes at a U.S.
NEWS
April 11, 2011 | By Christi Parsons and Katherine Skiba, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will personally kick off his reelection effort with a set of fundraisers in his hometown of Chicago on Thursday, according to his campaign. The public launch will be an event at Navy Pier, with an assist from Chicago Bulls guard and MVP candidate Derrick Rose. Tickets start at $250 each. "We are starting something new -- and we want you with us from the start," an invitation from the campaign said. Two other events -- with higher price tags -- are planned at Windy City restaurants MK Chicago and Nine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1997
Gladstone's restaurant, the beach-side bastion for locals and tourists, should remain at its present site at Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, according to a county report released Monday. A selection panel has recommended to the county Beach Commission that the soup and seafood, peanut-shells-on-the-floor restaurant be given a new 20-year lease on state-owned land in Will Rogers State Park.
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