RESTAURANTS / 2000-Current

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Mi Tortilla Mexican Grill
Founded in 2002 in Corona CA by Jose Jara
Currently has 3 locations
Jose and Martha Jara started their journey in 1989 with Jose's Taco Shop. Twelve years and many experiences later they combined the best of service and food to bring you Mi Tortilla Mexican Grill; a perfect blend of culture and cuisine. Mi Tortilla is truly a unique breakthrough in the restaurant industry, providing authentic Mexican food in an inviting atmosphere with service the way it was meant to be.
2000 Lee Roy Selmons Outback Steakhouse Tampa, FL www.leeroyselmons.com
  Bonefish Grill Tim Curci and Chris Parker St Petersburg, FL www.bonefishgrill.com
2001 Lindey's Café Chris and Rick Doody Columbus, OH www.lindeys.com
2002 Mi Tortilla Jose Jara Corona, CA www.mitortillamexicangrill.com
  Cheeseburger in Paradise Outback Steakhouse Indianapolis, IN www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com
2003 Glazies Bakery Mike and Rick Clayton Provo, UT www.glazies.com
2005 Rockfish Grill Lou Romano Kendall, FL www.rockfishmiami.com

2000 McDonalds purchases Boston Market
  Specialty Restaurant Group purchases American Cafe, Silver Spoon Cafe and L&N Seafood Grill
  Store number 2000 opens for Tim Hortons
2001 CKE Restaurants, Inc sells the Taco Burno Chain
  New World Restaurant Group purchased Einstein/Noah Bagels
  VICORP Restaurants (Village Inn/Bakers Square) is purchased thus making it a private company
  Krystal Opens its 400th Restaurant
  Chick-fil-A opens 1000th Location
2002 CKE Restaurants, Inc purchases Santa Barbara Restaurant Grp acquiring Green Burrito & La Salsa.
2004 Shakey's sold to the Jacmar Companies
2005 100th Figaro's opens for business

Also at this time in History
Other Brands: 2005- Good Guys Electronics closes it doors
Other Things: 2000- Elian Gonzalez, the six-year-old Cuban boy snatched from the sea after his mother and 10 others drowned in an attempt to flee the Castro regime and reach Florida in 1999, returns to Cuba with his father.
  2001- After one of the most controversial elections in American history, George W. Bush is inaugurated president of the United States.
  2001- Two hijacked 757 airliners slam into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, creating an explosion and fire that leads to the collapse of both towers. Moments later, a third airliner crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., and another crash-landed near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in what was revealed to be a coordinated terrorist attack on the United States.

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