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September 22, 1994
Fast food acquisitionTriarc Cos., owner of the Arby's roast-beef chain, agreed to acquire Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc. for $525 million, forming the nation's 10th-biggest restaurant company.The combination of Arby's Inc. and Long John Silver's would have 4,200 restaurants and $2.7 billion in annual sales.Triarc, controlled by New York investor Nelson Peltz, will finance the acquisition through a bond issue, said a company spokesman. The purchase of Lexington, Ky.-based Long John, controlled by CS First Boston Securities Corp.
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By Frank B. Edwards | October 13, 1999
Editor's note: Searching for Captain Flint's buried treasure, a noble group of landlubbers mistakenly hires Long John Silver's treacherous crew. The two sides try to outsmart each other as they race for the gold. Dogs are the main characters in this retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.The pirates bounded through jungle like mindless pups until they stumbled upon one of Captain Flint's weather-beaten markers -- the remains of a skeleton pointing toward a nearby tree."That's a strange way to mark a trail," observed Long John.
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By Frank B. Edwards | October 13, 1999
Editor's note: Searching for Captain Flint's buried treasure, a noble group of landlubbers mistakenly hires Long John Silver's treacherous crew. The two sides try to outsmart each other as they race for the gold. Dogs are the main characters in this retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.The pirates bounded through jungle like mindless pups until they stumbled upon one of Captain Flint's weather-beaten markers -- the remains of a skeleton pointing toward a nearby tree."That's a strange way to mark a trail," observed Long John.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1994
Fast food acquisitionTriarc Cos., owner of the Arby's roast-beef chain, agreed to acquire Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc. for $525 million, forming the nation's 10th-biggest restaurant company.The combination of Arby's Inc. and Long John Silver's would have 4,200 restaurants and $2.7 billion in annual sales.Triarc, controlled by New York investor Nelson Peltz, will finance the acquisition through a bond issue, said a company spokesman. The purchase of Lexington, Ky.-based Long John, controlled by CS First Boston Securities Corp.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 1, 1999
Westminster police arrested yesterday an employee of the Long John Silver Seafood Restaurant who allegedly reported an armed robbery there Sunday. "We received a call from two employees Sunday morning that they had just been robbed at gunpoint by two persons wearing masks," said Lt. Wayne Mann of the city force. Four money bags containing about $3,700 were missing. The arrest was made after one of the supposed victims admitted during further questioning that the crime was fabricated, Mann said.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2005
Grotech Capital Group is looking to acquire as many as three restaurant companies to add to the one it already owns, underscoring the Timonium firm's plan to boost its involvement in atypical venture investments. Frank A. Adams, Grotech's founder and general partner, declined to identify the companies but said all of them are "names you would recognize." He said that Grotech is in serious talks with one company. The company is "early in the process" and one of several possible suitors with the other two, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 27, 1999
A discarded cigarette butt was blamed for starting a mulch fire that heavily damaged a Westminster seafood restaurant during Sunday's dinner hour, authorities said.The Long John Silver Seafood Restaurant in the 100 block of Mall Ring Road sustained an estimated $50,000 in damage, authorities said. An undetermined number of diners and three employees detected a burning odor and left the building at 6: 22 p.m.Smoldering mulch near the front door ignited a fire in the restaurant's exterior wall and spread to the roof, state fire marshals said.
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March 24, 1993
Short-term Main St. parking approvedOne Westminster parking lot will be reserved for short-term parking to accommodate downtown merchants when Main Street is closed for festivals.The City Council has approved 30-minute parking on the Sentinel lot at the southeast corner of Main and Liberty streets when the street is closed for festivals.The council action came in response to a request from Brady Bryson, owner of Locust Wines. Mr. Bryson asked the council to reserve four spaces for his business, but council members decided instead to provide short-term parking on the lot for drivers who have errands to run downtown during a festival.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1997
A malfunctioning transformer interrupted electrical power in about 20 stores on the north side of Cranberry Mall and two other businesses in Westminster for at least 90 minutes yesterday.Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews found that faulty bushings that connect power lines to one of three transformers servicing the mall had worn out, a BGE spokeswoman said.To repair the problem, crews had to de-energize the transformer and that caused blown fuses in two other transformers, she said.The outage did not affect the south side of the mall, where customers shopped and stores operated normally.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
A black skull-and-crossbones flew majestically from the top of the State House dome yesterday, leading Annapolis folks to wonder who stopped by overnight."
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By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | February 14, 2006
Though not exactly known for its mastery of Mexican food, a venture capital firm in Timonium has become part-owner of one of the country's largest such restaurant chains. Grotech Capital Group announced yesterday plans to finance the acquisition of Del Taco Inc., a chain of 461 "quick service" Mexican restaurants concentrated west of the Mississippi. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, were not released, but Grotech's founder said it will be the largest outlay the company has ever made.
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By CHRIS KRIDLER and CHRIS KRIDLER,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1996
Would you entrust your life to a sea captain with Ping-Pong balls for eyes?Sure, if he's Kermit the Frog, one of the stars of "Muppet Treasure Island." You know nothing terribly bad is going to happen, even when mutinous pirates are aboard. There's not quite enough of the traditional Muppet humor in this latest film, but it's sweet and fun, especially for kids.Tim Curry is the obligatory human star, as the deceptively friendly buccaneer Long John Silver, who plots to take the buried treasure that cabin boy Jim Hawkins (played by a winning young actor named Kevin Bishop)
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