The only restaurant I'm familiar with owned by the mammoth Houston-based Landry's Restaurants company is the Rainforest Cafe. Anyone out there heard of Harlows
? Red Sushi? La Grilgia
? Well, we better acquaint ourselves with them, because the Weekly
has learned Landry's put in the winning bid to take over the bankrupt Claim Jumper chain.
Details are still emerging, but a spokesperson with Claim Jumper confirmed Landry's put in the highest bid, beating out, among other bidders, Claim Jumper founder Craig Nickoloff
. A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware still must approve the sale at a Nov. 2 hearing, but the spokesperson is confident the sale will go through, telling the Weekly
it was "a very well-vetted auction process."
No word yet on the dollar amount for the bid. Details to come...