January 30, 1990 |
The Hardee's restaurant chain will buy Marriott Corp.'s Roy Rogers restaurant business for $365 million, the companies announced today. William E. Prather Jr., president of Hardee's Food Systems Inc., said the acquisition will improve his company's presence in the Northeast. Marriott said last month that it would sell the Roy Rogers fast food chain consisting of more than 600 restaurants located primarily in the Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York areas as part of a restructuring.
December 16, 1995 |
Imasco to Sell Roy Rogers Chain: The Montreal-based company said it will sell the restaurants and take a fourth-quarter charge of $239 million to fire 279 workers and close a food plant in North Carolina. Imasco Ltd. said it is taking the action to concentrate on its Hardees restaurant business, which has struggled to integrate the Roy Rogers chain since its purchase in 1990.
April 6, 1989 |
Marriott Corp. has agreed to buy nine Jolly Roger restaurants--including three in Orange County--from Trans/Pacific Restaurants Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The restaurants will keep the Jolly Roger name for the immediate future. But Marriott plans eventually to convert them to the chain's new family restaurant--Allie's--said Richard Sneed, Marriott's manager of public relations.
August 5, 1986 |
Several restaurant chains well known in Southern California--including Stuart Anderson's Black Angus and the Velvet Turtle--will be sold by their new owner, Marriott Corp., to a group of private investors, Marriott said Monday. Anwar Soliman, who resigned last month as group executive of W. R. Grace & Co.'s restaurant division, leads the investors group that has signed a letter of intent to buy about 300 restaurants.
January 5, 1989 |
Talent agent William Arthur Rush, who at one time managed the careers of such stars as Nelson Eddy, Jackie Gleason, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, died Sunday in Burbank of complications from a Thanksgiving auto accident, family members said Wednesday. He was 81. Born in 1907 in Graysville, Pa., Rush came to Los Angeles in 1931 and quickly became West Coast manager for RCA Victor.
August 14, 1985 |
J. Willard Marriott, who started a root beer stand with borrowed money and turned it into the Marriott hotel and restaurant conglomerate, died of an apparent heart attack, hospital officials said today. He was 84. Marriott was taken by ambulance from his Tuftonboro summer home, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, to Huggins Hospital at 8 p.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m., hospital supervisor Marilyn Barba said. Marriott was chairman of the Marriott Corp., based in Rockville, Md.