October 11, 2000
Selwyn H. Joffe, a top executive at such ventures as Wolfgang Puck Food Co. and amusement park operator Palace Entertainment Co., has been appointed president and chief executive of Netlock Technologies Inc., a year-old network security software company with about three dozen employees in Brea. Joffe was chief executive of Wolfgang Puck Food and founder, president and director of Palace Entertainment, with 18 parks and more than 2,500 employees.
August 6, 1998 |
California Pizza Kitchen is joining the parade of restaurants selling its fare through grocery stores. The Los Angeles-based chain with 80 restaurants in 22 states has signed a licensing agreement with Kraft Foods Inc., which will produce frozen pizzas for sale in supermarkets. The premium pizza line, including the restaurant's signature BBQ Chicken and Thai Chicken dishes, will make its debut during the fourth quarter, according to Kraft.
May 17, 2000 |
Wolfgang Puck Food Co. will operate a 250-seat seafood restaurant with a 100-seat cocktail lounge inside California Adventure, the Walt Disney Co. amusement park that opens next year in Anaheim. Disney said Tuesday that the restaurant, Avalon Cove, will resemble a sand castle from the outside and will have an undersea motif inside. Puck Food's president, Frank Guidara, told The Times a year ago that Puck would run a restaurant inside the park, but no details were disclosed at that time.
May 25, 1999 |
Wolfgang Puck Food Co., which serves up fast food, cafe fare, sushi and fine dining at the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment center in Florida, expects to be part of the $1.4-billion Disneyland expansion in Anaheim as well. But the way discussions with Walt Disney Co. are developing, Puck is more likely to wind up in the new California Adventure theme park than outside in the Anaheim version of Downtown Disney.
August 2, 1996 |
Taco Bell Corp. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell its growing line of grocery products--including dinner entrees, sauces and dips--to Kraft Foods Inc., the nation's largest packaged foods company. Neither Taco Bell nor Kraft, based in Northfield, Ill., would release a sales price. The Irvine operator of Mexican-style fast-food restaurants said that the grocery line it started three years ago generates $50 million in annual sales.
April 3, 1999 |
Claim Jumper, the Irvine restaurant chain known for serving huge portions to diners, is negotiating to sell its frozen food unit, which provides items under the Claim Jumper label to supermarkets, restaurant officials said Friday. The deal, which is close to being completed, would turn over the unit to American Pie Inc., which sells Marie Callender pies and pie crusts in supermarkets.