Claim Jumper

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Claim Jumper
IndustryRestaurant
Founded1977; 43 years ago (1977) in Los Alamitos, California
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, United States
Key people
Tilman J. Fertitta (President, CEO, and owner)
ParentKelly Restaurant Group
Websitewww.claimjumper.com/default.aspx

Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon is an American restaurant chain with more than 30 locations. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

History[edit]

Restaurateur Craig Nickoloff opened the first Claim Jumper in Los Alamitos, California, on September 27, 1977.[1] The original restaurant had a large menu and an atmosphere inspired by California's Gold Rush of 1849.[2]

Acquisition by Landry’s, Inc.[edit]

In September 2010, the chain filed for bankruptcy and was slated to be auctioned off.[3][4] In October 2010, Landry's, Inc. acquired Claim Jumper, with a bid of $76.6 million.[5] Landry's President/CEO Tilman J. Fertitta relocated the company's headquarters from Irvine, California, to Landry's corporate headquarters in the Uptown area of Houston.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O.C. History Roundup: Claim Jumper, Los Alamitos, 1977". Ochistorical.blogspot.com. October 12, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Aamodt, M.G. (2015). Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach. Cengage Learning. p. 478. ISBN 978-1-305-46528-2. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  3. ^ McCarty, Dawn (September 10, 2010). "Claim Jumper Restaurants Files for Bankruptcy With Plan to Sell Business". Bloomberg. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Claim Jumper Chapter 11 Petition" (PDF). PacerMonitor. PacerMonitor. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ Thorn, Bret (October 30, 2010). "Landry's to acquire Claim Jumper | Archive content from Nation's Restaurant News". Nrn.com. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Claim Jumper moves headquarters to Texas". The Orange County Register. February 25, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2019.

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