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October 12, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hungry shoppers who tell friends to meet them at the McDonald's in San Diego's Stonecrest Plaza need to be a bit more specific. That's because the massive center houses three McDonald's outlets--a traditional one and two express counters in the Wal-Mart and Incredible Universe stores.
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October 12, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hungry shoppers who tell friends to meet them at the McDonald's in San Diego's Stonecrest Plaza need to be a bit more specific. That's because the massive center houses three McDonald's outlets--a traditional one and two express counters in the Wal-Mart and Incredible Universe stores.
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BUSINESS
July 25, 1994
Minorities make up a quarter of the U.S. population, but they own only about 3% of the nation's franchised restaurants, stores and service outlets, an imbalance the Commerce Department wants to correct. Toward that end, the department's Minority Business Development Agency on Thursday will host in San Diego another in its ongoing series of free franchising seminars. The seminars are held around the country and seek to teach minorities the dos and don'ts of franchising.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1994
Minorities make up a quarter of the U.S. population, but they own only about 3% of the nation's franchised restaurants, stores and service outlets, an imbalance the Commerce Department wants to correct. Toward that end, the department's Minority Business Development Agency on Thursday will host in San Diego another in its ongoing series of free franchising seminars. The seminars are held around the country and seek to teach minorities the dos and don'ts of franchising.
NEWS
February 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
Avocado pulp products distributed principally to Mexican restaurants in four Southern California counties may be contaminated by bacteria that can cause a serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning, authorities said Friday. The federal Food and Drug Administration warned that customers should not eat and restaurants should not serve certain avocado pulp distributed by G Products or T & G Sales, both San Diego companies.
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April 1, 1986 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
A legislative confrontation between San Diego police and a pizza restaurant owner over delivery vehicles that look like squad cars was delayed Monday to give the combatants time to iron out their differences. Restaurateur Daniel Crotta, seeking to expand his San Diego-based New York Pizza Department into a national chain, says he'll paint his delivery cars blue so they won't look like white patrol cars used by local police in San Diego. "That would help," said Lt. Glenn A.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Come summer, 104 Boys will be looking for work. Restaurant Enterprises Group Inc. of Irvine has agreed to buy 104 Bob's Big Boy restaurants in California from Marriott Corp. for $65 million. The family-style restaurants, famed for the signature statue of smiling boy holding a hamburger, will be converted to Coco's and Carrows.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
Irvine-based Ultrasystems Inc. said it has received a contract to provide energy-saving, co-generation plants to five restaurants in San Diego that are owned by Grace Restaurant Co. If the test program is satisfactory to Grace, the systems eventually will be added in "as many as possible" of the company's 389 restaurants in eight states, Ultrasystems said. The co-generation units will be installed at five Carrows, Coco's, Reuben's and Reuben E. Lee restaurants in San Diego County.
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August 24, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, San Diego police officers frequented Topsy's Coffee Shop on Washington Street, where they could expect 24-hour service, a friendly atmosphere and a 50% discount. "We welcomed them because we respect them," said manager Suzanne Thomas. "We were trying to offer a service out of respect for the department. Topsy's is a place where they can sit down, relax and write a report if they want." But Topsy's has been blacklisted and the discount days are over.
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October 23, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The McDonald's restaurant taking shape near the Navy Exchange building at the 32nd Street Naval Station in San Diego will feature the fast-food chain's fabled golden arches, Chicken McNuggets, assorted burgers and french fries. But, unlike other McDonald's, this small, prefabricated metal building will have no indoor seating.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Come summer, 104 California boys will be looking for work. Restaurant Enterprises Group Inc. of Irvine has agreed to buy 104 Bob's Big Boy restaurants in California from Marriott Corp. in a $65-million deal. The family-style restaurants, famed for the signature statue of a smiling boy holding a hamburger, will be converted to Coco's and Carrows restaurants.
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