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August 20, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a year, San Diego County's restaurant industry has been battered by the double whammy of an economic recession and the added competition generated by a wave of new restaurants. Restaurant revenue began to dip in August, 1990, when consumers reined in spending as the United States and its allies began the military buildup that culminated in a lightning-swift victory over Iraq last spring.
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May 29, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Souplantation is no stranger to hot water, having survived overexpansion of its soup-and-salad restaurants and under-expansion of the economy. But the newly public San Diego-based company, known formally as Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., is betting that those wilted salad days are over. Garden Fresh went to market on May 17, selling 1.5 million shares of stock over the counter for $9 per share, using the Nasdaq ticker symbol LTUS (the ticker symbol SALD was already taken).
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
A whiff of mystery mingles with the aroma of chicken Florentine at the Imperial Restaurant in Hillcrest. Will private eye Rick, who likes to be known as Just Plain Rick, discover who killed powerful tycoon Andrei Gauvreau? Will Just Plain Rick be distracted from his investigation of several shady characters by that sphinx of a minx, Sheila Wonderly? Will he be helped or hindered by the audience? Will dinner continue even if the actor who happens to be your waiter gets shot?
BUSINESS
August 20, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a year, San Diego County's restaurant industry has been battered by the double whammy of an economic recession and the added competition generated by a wave of new restaurants. Restaurant revenue began to dip in August, 1990, when consumers reined in spending as the United States and its allies began the military buildup that culminated in a lightning-swift victory over Iraq last spring.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1988 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Mission Valley Center's archives are murky, but sometime during the 1960s, the Valley Ho restaurant opened its doors at the east end of the shopping mall near downtown San Diego. The restaurant's menu evidently zigged just as the dining public's tastes zagged, however, because Valley Ho soon became part of San Diego's culinary history. Valley Ho gave way to Caesars, an Italian restaurant. In 1984, Caesars gave way to Cafe Casino, which offered French food in a cafeteria-style setting.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
No, that wasn't the Gustaf Anders restaurant in Santa Ana that was listed among the bankruptcy filings the other day. The Swedish restaurant at South Coast Village is alive and well, thank you, its managers said this week. But some customers were jolted by newspaper listings showing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing by Gustaf Anders Partners and Magstrand Inc., formerly doing business as Gustaf Anders Bakery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988 | DAVID NELSON
San Diego restaurateurs have been salivating over the prospect of Super Bowl week for months, and visitors can expect to find red carpets rolled out all over town. Many of the best restaurants are downtown, and thanks to this neighborhood's relative compactness, hotel guests will find all of them within convenient walking distance.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1995 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Souplantation is no stranger to hot water, having survived overexpansion of its soup-and-salad restaurants and under-expansion of the economy. But the newly public San Diego-based company, known formally as Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., is betting that those wilted salad days are over. Garden Fresh went to market on May 17, selling 1.5 million shares of stock over the counter for $9 per share, using the Nasdaq ticker symbol LTUS (the ticker symbol SALD was already taken).
BUSINESS
January 18, 2003 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
It's lunchtime aboard the nuclear attack submarine Jefferson City and the tired crew -- some bearing fresh grease stains on their work overalls -- fills the tiny dining room, clearly ready to chow down. On cue, mess specialist Richard Youhan begins slicing a 25-pound prime rib roast into half-inch-thick pieces, before gingerly transferring the second entree, baked lobster tails with spicy Old Bay Seasoning, onto a serving tray.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Foodmaker Sells Stake in Family Restaurants: San Diego-based Foodmaker said it sold its 39% stake in Family Restaurants Inc. to Apollo FRI Partners, another Family Restaurants shareholder. Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. Foodmaker sold its stake to avoid having to guarantee additional debt Family Restaurants is seeking from its lenders, said Charles Duddles, Foodmaker's chief financial officer. Foodmaker took a $144.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
A whiff of mystery mingles with the aroma of chicken Florentine at the Imperial Restaurant in Hillcrest. Will private eye Rick, who likes to be known as Just Plain Rick, discover who killed powerful tycoon Andrei Gauvreau? Will Just Plain Rick be distracted from his investigation of several shady characters by that sphinx of a minx, Sheila Wonderly? Will he be helped or hindered by the audience? Will dinner continue even if the actor who happens to be your waiter gets shot?
BUSINESS
August 31, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
No, that wasn't the Gustaf Anders restaurant in Santa Ana that was listed among the bankruptcy filings the other day. The Swedish restaurant at South Coast Village is alive and well, thank you, its managers said this week. But some customers were jolted by newspaper listings showing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing by Gustaf Anders Partners and Magstrand Inc., formerly doing business as Gustaf Anders Bakery.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1988 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Mission Valley Center's archives are murky, but sometime during the 1960s, the Valley Ho restaurant opened its doors at the east end of the shopping mall near downtown San Diego. The restaurant's menu evidently zigged just as the dining public's tastes zagged, however, because Valley Ho soon became part of San Diego's culinary history. Valley Ho gave way to Caesars, an Italian restaurant. In 1984, Caesars gave way to Cafe Casino, which offered French food in a cafeteria-style setting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988 | DAVID NELSON
San Diego restaurateurs have been salivating over the prospect of Super Bowl week for months, and visitors can expect to find red carpets rolled out all over town. Many of the best restaurants are downtown, and thanks to this neighborhood's relative compactness, hotel guests will find all of them within convenient walking distance.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1999 | Marc Ballon, Marc Ballon covers small business and entrepreneurial issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7439 and at marc.ballon@latimes.com
Restaurants on the Run, the leading restaurant delivery service in Southern California, and upstart Whyrunout.com, Orange County's first online grocer, have formed a strategic marketing alliance. The companies, which together serve more than 25,000 customers, will do cross-promotions and joint marketing, including direct mailings. By joining forces, Lake Forest's Restaurants on the Run and Aliso Viejo's Whyrunout hope to reduce advertising and other costs.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bias Suit Names Southland Restaurants: Five San Diego African-Americans--including a Navy officer and a Democratic Party official--have filed a $10-million discrimination lawsuit against two Southern California Denny's. Employees at the restaurants in Costa Mesa and San Diego referred inquiries to Denny's headquarters in Spartanburg, S.C., but officials were unavailable for comment. The charges, filed in U.S.
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