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March 30, 1993 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sizzler International said Monday that it temporarily closed two restaurants in Oregon after a food-poisoning outbreak, and it hired a microbiologist to help find the source of the bacterial infection. Meanwhile, the news helped push Sizzler's stock price down nearly 12% on the New York Stock Exchange, falling $1.125 per share to close at $8.50. The scope of the problem remains unclear. The Los Angeles-based company said seven people contracted an E.
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March 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who changed his mind about leaving a Portland area waitress a $1,000 tip is getting his money back--but not from her. The company that owns Stanford's Restaurant & Bar in Lake Oswego decided to "step up and pay the $1,000," said Robert MacLellan, chief executive officer of Pacific Coast Restaurants Inc. The man left the tip for a $3.95 drink. Ruth Bullis and her colleagues say the tipper wasn't drunk when he signed the credit-card slip in November.
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BUSINESS
April 7, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sizzler Sickness Linked to Mayonnaise: Oregon health officials said tainted mayonnaise used in salad dressings and sauces was the cause of at least 13 food poisoning cases at two Sizzler restaurants in southern Oregon. But it remains unclear how the mayonnaise became contaminated by E. coli bacteria, which usually is found in meat. The two franchises were voluntarily closed for a week but have reopened.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sizzler Sickness Linked to Mayonnaise: Oregon health officials said tainted mayonnaise used in salad dressings and sauces was the cause of at least 13 food poisoning cases at two Sizzler restaurants in southern Oregon. But it remains unclear how the mayonnaise became contaminated by E. coli bacteria, which usually is found in meat. The two franchises were voluntarily closed for a week but have reopened.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1992 | Chris Woodyard Times staff writer
200th Carl's Jr.: While attention has been focused on the Carl's Jr. expansion into China, the parent company has been expanding its domestic franchising, as well. Carl Karcher Enterprises just opened its 200th franchise unit, in Portland, Ore. The Carl's Jr. is the company's seventh outlet in Oregon. The company plans to open five more Carl's Jr. outlets in Portland within 18 months. Jay Nuccio, the franchisee in Portland, said he hopes that Carl's Jr.
NEWS
March 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who changed his mind about leaving a Portland area waitress a $1,000 tip is getting his money back--but not from her. The company that owns Stanford's Restaurant & Bar in Lake Oswego decided to "step up and pay the $1,000," said Robert MacLellan, chief executive officer of Pacific Coast Restaurants Inc. The man left the tip for a $3.95 drink. Ruth Bullis and her colleagues say the tipper wasn't drunk when he signed the credit-card slip in November.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1992
IHOP Corp., the Glendale-based parent of the International House of Pancakes restaurant chain, said it has reached a preliminary agreement to buy 23 JB's Restaurants in Oregon and Washington for about $4.5 million. IHOP said it expected to complete the purchase within 60 days and convert those restaurants to the IHOP format six months later. IHOP said that after the purchase, it would operate 16 restaurants in Oregon and 19 in Washington.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1996
The BJ's chain of family-style restaurants, formerly BJ's Chicago-Style Pizza, has acquired 26 Pietro's restaurants in Oregon and Washington from a unit of Campbell's Corp. for an undisclosed sum. The Mission Viejo-based chain, which operates seven BJ's in Southern California and is building three more, including one in Boulder, Colo., said it will spend $5 million refurbishing the Pietro's restaurants and will operate them under the BJ's name.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
Taco Bell reached a $1.5-million settlement with about 1,000 former employees who had sued claiming overtime and meal-break violations at restaurants in Oregon. The employees will be paid an amount of the settlement based on their length of employment at the fast-food chain, said a spokeswoman for the plaintiffs. The company did not acknowledge any wrongdoing with the settlement. The lawsuit, filed in 1997, was certified as a class action in 1999.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of former and current Taco Bell Corp. workers in Oregon have won a lawsuit that contended their time cards were doctored so managers could meet productivity deadlines and get bonuses. The verdict by a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury was announced Monday by an attorney for workers who filed the class-action lawsuit against the Irvine-based chain. Damages and penalties could run into millions of dollars, said Paul Breed, an attorney for the workers.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1993 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sizzler International said Monday that it temporarily closed two restaurants in Oregon after a food-poisoning outbreak, and it hired a microbiologist to help find the source of the bacterial infection. Meanwhile, the news helped push Sizzler's stock price down nearly 12% on the New York Stock Exchange, falling $1.125 per share to close at $8.50. The scope of the problem remains unclear. The Los Angeles-based company said seven people contracted an E.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1992 | Chris Woodyard Times staff writer
200th Carl's Jr.: While attention has been focused on the Carl's Jr. expansion into China, the parent company has been expanding its domestic franchising, as well. Carl Karcher Enterprises just opened its 200th franchise unit, in Portland, Ore. The Carl's Jr. is the company's seventh outlet in Oregon. The company plans to open five more Carl's Jr. outlets in Portland within 18 months. Jay Nuccio, the franchisee in Portland, said he hopes that Carl's Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1986 | LOIS DWAN
The plane climbs from the dry brown geometry of Los Angeles into and above the clouds. They solidify to a billowy tundra as though we had pulled the ground up after us, then melt into mist as we drift down, across the Columbia River and into the soft rolling greenness of Portland. It is like a drink of mountain water. How thirsty I have been. . . . And hungry--for Olympia oysters on the half-shell or very briefly sauteed in butter with the thinnest possible crusting of flour.
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