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April 10, 2011 | By Gregory Karp
It's almost as if America was losing its taste for pizza. Sbarro Inc., the seemingly omnipresent pizza joint at mall food courts, filed for bankruptcy protection last week. That follows the Round Table Pizza Inc., the chain based in Concord, Calif., which filed in February. And the operator of Uno Chicago Grill, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., emerged from bankruptcy protection last summer. Ranked among the largest U.S. pizza operators, they are Nos. 5, 10 and 11, respectively, with a combined 1,700 locations and $1.6 billion in sales, according to industry publication Pizza Today.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Quiznos, the Denver-based sandwich chain, said Friday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, the second quick-service restaurant chain in a week to do so. The filing is expected to be speedy, as Quizno's senior leadership had already secured a "pre-packaged" restructuring plan with its creditors, the company said in a statement. The move will cut the company's debt by more than $400 million. Quizno's bankruptcy filing comes just days after Sbarro, the New York-based pizza chain, filed for court protection in Manhattan on Monday, the second time in three years.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Quiznos, the Denver-based sandwich chain, said Friday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, the second quick-service restaurant chain in a week to do so. The filing is expected to be speedy, as Quizno's senior leadership had already secured a "pre-packaged" restructuring plan with its creditors, the company said in a statement. The move will cut the company's debt by more than $400 million. Quizno's bankruptcy filing comes just days after Sbarro, the New York-based pizza chain, filed for court protection in Manhattan on Monday, the second time in three years.
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March 10, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Sbarro filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years as the pizza chain watches foot traffic slow in the malls many of its restaurants occupy. The Melville, N.Y., company filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on Monday along with more than 30 affiliates. Sbarro had sought bankruptcy in April 2011, emerging the next November. This time, the Italian-style eateries has racked up between $100 million and $500 million in both assets and liabilities, according to the company.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Sbarro filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years as the pizza chain watches foot traffic slow in the malls many of its restaurants occupy. The Melville, N.Y., company filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on Monday along with more than 30 affiliates. Sbarro had sought bankruptcy in April 2011, emerging the next November. This time, the Italian-style eateries has racked up between $100 million and $500 million in both assets and liabilities, according to the company.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1985 | From Newsday
"Thank God," Joe Sbarro said the other day, leaning back in an upholstered chair in his comfortable, fourth-floor office in this Long Island town. "We've always been able to carve out a good living." A deeply religious man, Sbarro frequently invokes the Creator's name when he discusses his lifelong love affair with his family's business, Sbarro Inc., a multimillion-dollar cafeteria-style Italian restaurant chain that began trading on the American Stock Exchange in May.
WORLD
December 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An Israeli military court sentenced a Palestinian militant to 67 terms of life imprisonment for preparing bombs -- in belts, a computer case and a guitar case -- that killed dozens of people. The court said Abdullah Barghouthi of the Hamas group confessed and "boasted he had trained dozens of 'engineers' who he hoped would carry out even more deadly attacks."
WORLD
October 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
An Israeli military court sentenced a Palestinian woman to 320 years in prison for her role in an attack by a suicide bomber at a Jerusalem pizzeria that killed 15 others, one a U.S. citizen. According to a transcript of the trial, Jordanian-born Ahlam Tamimi, 23, was the first woman to be recruited by Izzidin al-Qassam, the military wing of the radical Hamas organization. The prosecution said she helped plan the Aug.
NEWS
March 30, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND
A $35,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed a restaurant employee in January in a parking lot at Los Cerritos Mall. Sheriff's homicide investigators said a male gunman fatally shot John Henry Gallo, assistant manager of Sbarro, and stole a bank deposit bag containing about $1,800 in cash receipts from the restaurant. The assailant ignored Gallo's wallet, which contained credit cards and about $30 cash.
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September 13, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Across Israel, people expressed solidarity with the United States, where many have relatives and friends. Israel Radio reported that at least two Israelis were on one of the planes that were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. Two more Israelis were reportedly working in the center and are missing. In Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer participated in a ceremony marking the reopening of Sbarro, the pizza restaurant blown up by an Islamic militant last month.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2011 | By Gregory Karp
It's almost as if America was losing its taste for pizza. Sbarro Inc., the seemingly omnipresent pizza joint at mall food courts, filed for bankruptcy protection last week. That follows the Round Table Pizza Inc., the chain based in Concord, Calif., which filed in February. And the operator of Uno Chicago Grill, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., emerged from bankruptcy protection last summer. Ranked among the largest U.S. pizza operators, they are Nos. 5, 10 and 11, respectively, with a combined 1,700 locations and $1.6 billion in sales, according to industry publication Pizza Today.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1985 | From Newsday
"Thank God," Joe Sbarro said the other day, leaning back in an upholstered chair in his comfortable, fourth-floor office in this Long Island town. "We've always been able to carve out a good living." A deeply religious man, Sbarro frequently invokes the Creator's name when he discusses his lifelong love affair with his family's business, Sbarro Inc., a multimillion-dollar cafeteria-style Italian restaurant chain that began trading on the American Stock Exchange in May.
NEWS
December 27, 1990 | IRENE CHANG
Sometimes people complain that the retail and food offerings in their neighborhood mall are all starting to look alike. Sometimes they're right. Consider: * In the Glendale Galleria, there are two nearly identical Chinese eateries--Panda Express I on the second floor and Panda Express II on the first floor. Panda I serves stir-fry dishes in a restaurant-like setting, while Panda II is in the mall's food court.
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February 15, 1999 | JERRY HICKS
A beautiful, clear white plaque on the counter of the Penguin Place yogurt shop in Los Alamitos shows customers that the eatery holds a "First Place" city rating. Tell that to the cockroaches. The place was closed for a day last month by county health officials. Employees said an inspector found two dead cockroaches in a back room. But the county's Environmental Health Division report called it a "heavy cockroach infestation throughout the food storage and service areas."
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