Restaurants Unlimited Inc

Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) was an American food and beverage firm. Rich Komen founded the company in 1969 and was headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States.[1]

Brands include Skates on the Bay, Portland City Grill, Manzana Grill, Palisade, Cutters Crabhouse, Stanford's, Henry's Tavern, Kincaid's, Palomino Restaurant & Bar and Portland Seafood Company.[2]

As of July 8, 2019, across six states, there are 35 locations.[3]

Landry's submits a bid then buys the company after an auction was canceled for it.[4]


In 2007 Sun Capital Partners acquires RUI for an unspecified amount.[1]

In July 2015, Jim Eschweiler was named president and CEO.[5]

On July 7, 2019 RUI filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[6]


  1. Richman, Dan (March 28, 2007). "Restaurants Unlimited of Seattle is sold to Florida investment firm". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  2. "Restaurants Unlimited". Restaurants Unlimited. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. Thorn, Bret (July 8, 2019). "Restaurants Unlimited files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy". Nations Restaurant News. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. Campbell, Megan (September 25, 2019). "Landry's wins bid to buy Seattle-based restaurant co. out of bankruptcy". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  5. "Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. Names Jim Eschweiler as New President and CEO". Cision (Press release). July 17, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  6. "Case 19-11509-LSS Doc 17 Filed 07/07/19" (PDF). July 7, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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