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March 4, 2013
Two J.R.'s Texas Bar-B-Que restaurants in Sacramento close

By Mark Glover

Two of three J.R.'s Texas Bar-B-Que restaurants in Sacramento closed for good over the weekend.

According to a Facebook posting, the restaurants at 3445 El Camino Ave. and 232 Jibboom St. closed Saturday.

Another J.R.'s Texas Bar-B-Que restaurant at 180 Otto Circle in south Sacramento remains open.

On Saturday, the restaurant's Facebook page posted a message that said "it's a sad, sad day for us at JR's Bar-B-Que. We hope you will come see us at 180 Otto Circle. Thank you all for the great run."

A Feb. 28 post cited "the economy and the (rising cost) of doing business."

J.R.'s has been marking its 25th year in business.

November 19, 2012
Live chat: Who makes the best pizza in Sacramento?

September 25, 2012
Firehouse Subs chain has plans for Sacramento area

By Mark Glover

Jacksonville, Fla.-based restaurant chain Firehouse Subs says it plans to open 75 restaurants throughout Northern California over the next 10 years.

It will target the Sacramento area as well as the Bay Area and Central Valley, with a potential for 2,000 new jobs.

The company, founded by a pair of firefighter brothers, said it plans to open the region's first Firehouse Subs in Fremont early next year. The chain has 534 locations nationwide.

Firehouse restaurants feature authentic firefighter decor celebrating local firefighting history and the founding family's 200 years of firefighting service.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

July 6, 2012
The Habit Burger Grill to open outlet in Folsom

By Mark Glover

Irvine-based The Habit Burger Grill will open its seventh Sacramento area outlet Wednesday at 1115 E. Bidwell St. in Folsom.

The Folsom restaurant is hosting pre-opening charity events on Sunday and Monday.

From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, The Habit will be open and donate all proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Reopening from 5 to 7 p.m. that day, proceeds will go to the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Pro-Start program.

February 20, 2012
Restaurants pledge donations to Sacramento Food Bank this week

By Andy Furillo

It's "Eat to Feed the Hungry" week in Sacramento, with 15 top local restaurants each pledging $500 contributions to support the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

From today through Sunday, the participating eateries have promised to kick in $1, to a maximum of $500, for every diner who checks in first at the restaurants' social media sites.

Participating restaurants are Cafeteria 15L, Dive Bar, Ella, Gogi's Korean BBQ, Golden Bear, Ink Eats and Drinks, Level Up Lounge, MIX, Pizza Rock, Red Rabbit, River City Brewing Co., Sandra Dee's Bar-B-Que & Seafood, Thai Basil and Zocalo.

The Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, also the beneficiary of the annual Thanksgiving Day "Run to Feed the Hungry, feeds and otherwise assists 15,000 people a month.

May 11, 2011
Shady Lady's alcohol license suspended

By Chris Macias

You'll have to wait until May 20 if you were planning to grab a cocktail at Shady Lady (1409 R St. #101, Sacramento). The popular watering hole had its alcohol license suspended on May 10, due to Shady Lady's owners failing to notify California Alcoholic Beverage Control about a change in its business structure.

Shady Lady was granted its liquor license under the name of its individual owners: Jason Boggs, Garrett Van Vleck and Alex Origoni. The business has since changed its ownership name to Shady Lady Inc., but were penalized when ABC was not notified of this change. The business partners behind Shady Lady agreed to a 10-day suspension of its liquor license, said ABC spokesman John Carr.

"Any time you have a change in a person's name or the (business) structure, you have to let the department know," said Carr. "The department needs to know who the owners are and who's responsible for the business."

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