Claim Jumper


Claim Jumper
Claim Jumper restaurant, Fresno, California

Claim Jumper is a restaurant chain headquartered in Irvine, California with 45 locations in Arizona, California, Illinois, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin and Oregon. Founder Craig Nickoloff opened the first Claim Jumper Restaurant in Los Alamitos, California in 1977.[1] Until 2005, CWN Management, Inc., which operates the Claim Jumper chain, had been privately owned by the Nickoloff family. Leonard Green & Partners purchased a majority stake in the company in 2005 for a reported $200 million.[2] The company filed for bankruptcy on September 10, 2010.[3] On October 28, 2010, the chain was auctioned off with Landry's Restaurants being the winning bidder.[4]

Claim Jumper restaurants are typically known for the level of detail in their atmospheres. The restaurants feature a California Gold Rush theme, although newer locations have not included the numerous "artifacts" of the time period that are prevalent throughout the original stores.

An example of a meal that is on the menu.

They are known for fairly large portions of their dishes. The large menu features a wide range of foods, including sandwiches, pizzas, and salads, but focuses mainly on meats such as steaks, and ribs. They have become well known for their signature desserts, most notably their Chocolate Motherlode cake, which comes in six or three layer sizes. Each restaurant also features a full "saloon" bar which includes signature drinks.

Claim Jumper has licensed its name to frozen food producer American Pie, LLC to create a line of frozen dinners, which are sold in numerous grocery stores.[5]

Claim Jumper has a program once a year called "Tip-A-Cop" which aids the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a day when sheriffs and children with disabilities come in and help serve the guests, with all of the tips donated to the Special Olympics.[6]

In October 2010, Claim Jumper was auctioned off to Landry's Restaurants who had the winning bid.[7] The future of the various locations have yet to be announced.[8]

Notes

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Claim jumper — can refer to a dishonest miner who violates another s land claim Claim Jumper restaurants Claim Jumper (NASCAR), a term for a Sprint Cup driver who participates in a Nationwide Series race. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • claim-jumper — claim jumping, n. /klaym jum peuhr/, n. a person who seizes another s claim of land, esp. for mineral rights. [1825 35] * * * claimˈ jumper noun A person who takes possession of another s mining claim • • • Main Entry: ↑claim …   Useful english dictionary

  • claim jumper — noun one who illegally occupies property to which another has a legal claim • Hypernyms: ↑usurper, ↑supplanter * * * claim jumper, U.S. a person who appropriates a mining claim or the like already taken by another …   Useful english dictionary

  • claim-jumper — claim jumping, n. /klaym jum peuhr/, n. a person who seizes another s claim of land, esp. for mineral rights. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • claim jumper — noun One who disreputably mines land legitimately claimed by another …   Wiktionary

  • jumper — I. /ˈdʒʌmpə / (say jumpuh) noun 1. someone or something that jumps. 2. a horse that excels at jumping hurdles. 3. a boring tool or device worked with a jumping motion. 4. Electricity a. a short length of conductor used to make a connection,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Omaha Claim Club — The Omaha Claim Club, also called the Omaha Township Claim Association[1] and the Omaha Land Company, was organized in 1854 for the purpose of encouraging the building of a city [2] and protecting members claims in the area platted for Omaha City …   Wikipedia

  • To jump a claim — Jump Jump, v. t. 1. To pass over by means of a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch. [1913 Webster] 3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greenland Ruby — When European scientists first arrived in Greenland over 200 years ago to study the geology, they encountered native Inuit (“eskimo”) people who were already familiar with the red gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, known as ruby (Giesecke …   Wikipedia

  • Парк-Сити (Юта) — Город Парк Сити англ. Park City Страна СШАСША …   Википедия


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.