August 31, 2001 |
Sizzler International Inc., in a marketing gambit that hopes to deliver more steak than sizzle, said Thursday that it plans to change its name to Worldwide Restaurant Concepts Inc., effective Tuesday. The Culver City-based company, which has long struggled to lift its profit and stock price, said the name change would better reflect its international presence and its restaurants that aren't part of the Sizzler chain.
September 3, 2004 |
Worldwide Restaurant Concepts Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter earnings plunged 83% as it continued to feel the effects of last year's E. coli outbreak at its Pat & Oscar's chain. The Sherman Oaks-based company earned $595,000, or 2 cents a share, in the period that ended July 25, down from $3.6 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier. Revenue grew 5% to $82 million. Worldwide operates 23 Pat & Oscar's eateries in California, 312 Sizzler steak outlets in the U.S.
February 9, 2008 |
Sizzler, the steak restaurant chain mainly located in the western U.S., was put up for sale by the Australian buyout firm that purchased it in 2005. Pacific Equity Partners, a Sydney-based private equity firm, hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin to find a buyer, Sizzler said. Pacific Equity Partners acquired Worldwide Restaurant Concepts Inc., Sizzler's owner, for $208 million.
September 23, 2005
* FPL Group Inc., AES Corp. and other owners of wind-power facilities in the Altamont Pass near San Francisco were ordered by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to shut down some wind turbines and replace the remainder within 13 years to curb bird fatalities. * New York property owner Hudson Waterfront Associates agreed to pay $1.05 billion to purchase the Bank of America building in San Francisco from 555 California Owners. * 7-Eleven Inc. rejected as too low Seven-Eleven Japan Co.'s $32.
June 7, 2003 |
A San Diego County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Sherman Oaks-based parent of Sizzler restaurants did not commit fraud when it purchased the Pat & Oscar's chain from one of its founders three years ago. Michael Green, corporate counsel for Worldwide Restaurant Concepts Inc., said Friday that he believed the ruling by Judge John Meyer cleared the way for Worldwide to obtain the remaining 12.8% of Pat & Oscar's it doesn't already hold.