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Landry's Restaurants to buy McCormick & Schmick's

Pasadena location to be sold, as well as locations in downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

November 10, 2011

After months of hostile volleys, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants has succumbed to a takeover bid from Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the Rainforest Cafe and other chains.

In a deal valued at $131.6 million, Houston-based Landry's will buy McCormick & Schmick's for $8.75 a share — a 29% premium above McCormick's closing price Monday.

The deal is expected to close next month or early next year, Landry's said.

Landry's will take on the more than 80 restaurants operated by the Portland, Ore., seafood chain, including McCormick & Schmick's locations in downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and Beverly Hills, and also McCormick & Kuleto's in San Francisco and Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley.

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Other chains owned by Landry's include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Claim Jumper, plus several hotels and casinos.

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Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times

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