Thursday, December 17, 2015

A recent review of claim jumpers restaurant in monrovia,ca;it just gets worse every day!

I will start posting the claim jumper reviews here several times a month,most reviews will be from YELP,THESE REVIEWS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED BY YELP,SO THEY ARE NOT LISTED ON YELPS MAIN PAGE!
************************************************************************************************************************************************************ It had been over a year since I had been to Claim Jumper when we decided to celebrate my seven year old son's birthday there. It was a big disappointment. Apparently, the restaurant has been purchased by a chain which has managed to work their accounting magic to make the visit anything but magical. ***************************************************************************************************************** First of all, they remodeled the place and now it is on par with every other bland restaurant chain in the world. It used to be meticulously decorated in old-west mining style. There were high booths, with beveled glass between the booths that gave a unique sense of privacy, which have now been replaced by regular old boring booths. Ceiling fans, once connected by old leather straps, have been replaced by grossly over-sized "paper lanterns". The huge bull head mounted in the reception area, along with the other mounts and virtually all other mining paraphernalia, has disappeared. The old Claim Jumper is gone, replaced by a cheap imitation. It has been stripped down to what I would now say is approaching a very nice Denny's that splurged on a fancy stone fireplace. ******************************************************************************************************** The food was not what it used to be. Portion sizes have been reduced. The quality is what you would expect in a chain restaurant that is struggling financially. The meal started with salads, all of which had the minimum amount of dressing possible to wet the lettuce. We had to ask for ketchup three times to get enough for my two kid's fries. Their macaroni and cheese was tasteless and the sauce was watery. My daughter's kids-ribs were over cooked and had hardly any meat. I had the porterhouse steak, which was quite good. But I had been wanting the prime-rib and hoped they served it on a Tuesday night, only to find out they no longer sell prime rib! At least I was lucky enough to win the lottery and get the only steak-knife at the table. My mom ordered the filet and lobster. I had a bite of the lobster and it was dry. My brother-in-law ordered a steak which was way over-cooked. For desert we ordered the famous 6-layer Motherload Cake. Well, it is no longer famous. It was once so rich, and the cake filled with so many chocolate chips, that you could hardly eat more than one layer. Now, it is just a mass-produced chocolate cake with a thick frosting. Oh,and since it was my son's seventh birthday, he got the free red-velvet cupcake with a candle. It speaks volumes when he doesn't finish a cupcake! ******************************************************************************** The one good point (which is why the restaurant gets two stars) is that the waiter was very good. I'm sure this was partly due to the fact that the place wasn't crowded at all (now I know why). The waiter made good eye contact and checked on us often, constantly keeping our drinks filled. Our food was brought by someone else who didn't know who got what. I don't think that would have ever happened at the "old" Claim Jumper. BTW, the kid's food was brought last and they were driving us nuts by the time their food arrived. To top it off, they messed up my daughter's order. ********************************************************************************************************************* At the end of dinner we got one additional surprise. A big sales pitch for "Landry's Select Club"... or something like that. You pay $25 now and then when you sign up online you get a $25 reward back. It is good at most Landry's chain restaurants. They also give a $25 discount on your birthday. You get one point for every dollar you spend and when you get 250 points you get another $25 reward. Well, besides the fact that it was incredibly annoying to get hit up for a glorified 10% discount/birthday club (Hello, Denny's!) at what we considered a nice restaurant, we decided that Claim Jumper, and any Landry's chain restaurant, probably wasn't going to be our first choice for future dining experiences. The offer felt like a last-ditch effort to squeeze a few more bucks out of patrons who won't be returning anytime soon. ******************************************************************* Overall, it was a big letdown and the end of an era of classic Claim Jumper dining. Metaphorically, you can say that someone finally "jumped the claim" and stole the gold. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************ FOR COMPLETE REVIEW GO TO:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Claim Jumper: The World's Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant.............................

It's a given that restaurant meals are high in calories, but Claim Jumper — the national Gold Rush-themed restaurant chain with 46 locations in eight states in the western U.S. — may very well be be the biggest transgressor when it comes to calorie overload. After much demand, the chain has finally released the nutritional information for the notoriously large, gravy-laden dishes it serves. Apparently, the reason anyone goes there is for the "value" and the ridiculous portions: doggy bags are expected. But the raw numbers are completely mind-boggling. Here's a look at the nutritional info of some of their signature dishes:
· Beef Back Ribs: 4,301 calories, 156 grams of saturated fat, and 7,623 mg of sodium. · Black Tie Chicken Pasta: 3,773 calories, 134 grams of fat, and 4,638 mg of sodium. · Citrus Chicken Salad (Charbroiled): 2,520 calories, 33 grams of saturated fat, and 1,776 mg of sodium. the complete article can be found @ ;

Sunday, February 17, 2013


3 Cheese Potato Cakes CHEESE POTATO CAKES Claim Jumper Copycat Recipe Salsa ranch: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup seeded and diced tomato (about 1/2 tomato) 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh minced cilantro 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Pinch dried dill Potato Cakes: 4 medium red potatoes, with skin 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese 1 green onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon minced cilantro 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Breading: 2/3 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon dried dill 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk 2 to 3 cups shortening or vegetable oil. Cook Potatoes: In a covered saucepan with a lid bring potatoes to a boil then simmer until done making sure not to over cook. About 20-25 minutes. Drain. In a bowl mash the potatoes (with skins) leaving small chunks of potato. Add the cheeses, green onion, cilantro and seasonings for the potato cakes and mix well. Make Patties: Combine breadcrumbs with flour and 1/2 teaspoon dill. In a separate bowl combine the beaten egg and milk. Shape potato mixture into patties using about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture for each patty. Place each potato patties into the breading mix, then egg and milk, and back into the breading. Be sure each patty is covered with breading mix. Put the competed patties on a plate and cover. Refridgerate for about 1 hour. Cook Patties: Heat the oil or shortening in skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the potato patties and fry for 2 to 4 minutes or lightly brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with ranch salsa. Salsa ranch: Combine all of the ingredients for the salsa in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Friday, May 25, 2012

CLAIM JUMPER brings back some old favorite dishes!


Friday, February 11, 2011

major menu changes for claim jumper restaurants!

say good bye to some of your all time favorites!
no more:goldrush chicken,whiskey chicken,black bean steak chili,turkey supper,jamballia,avocado rolls,potato cakes,asparagus,corn,bran and apple muffins,veggie soup,liver and onions,blue cheese wedge salad,asian salad,and more !
will post more soon!
a couple of pics of the many items dumped from claim jumpers menu!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

claim jumper restaurants,to close poor performing locations

Claim Jumper warns of possible closing!

Claim Jumper Restaurants LLC has filed a layoff notice with the state of Wisconsin in case its Brookfield restaurant closes as part of the company’s sale out of bankruptcy.

Claim Jumper, based in Irvine, Calif., filed for bankruptcy in September. It has reached an agreement to sell its assets to Private Capital Partners, Portland, Ore., though the sale has yet to be approved by a bankruptcy court, according to the layoff notice received by the state Friday. A sale to PCP or another entity would give the buyer the right to choose which leases it assumes.

If the Brookfield Square location is not one of the assumed restaurants, it will close and the employees will lose their jobs, the notice said. A completed sale could result in layoffs on or before Dec. 11.

The notice did not say how many employees Claim Jumper has in Brookfield. The restaurant opened in 2008.

Claim Jumper warns of possible closing!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

new flavor soup at claim jumper,condom soup?

Settlement reached in suit against Claim Jumper restaurant chain over condom in soup

SANTA ANA — A 51-year-old Mission Viejo man today settled his lawsuit against the Claim Jumper restaurant chain over a claim he chewed on a condom found in his French onion soup.

The terms of the settlement, which was reached after nearly three days of negotiations, were not disclosed.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Geoffrey T. Glass ordered both sides to try to settle the case before it was scheduled to go to trial this week.

"The settlement is not to be construed as an admission of liability by either party," according to a joint statement issued by attorneys representing Philip Hodousek and his wife Sherry and Irvine Claim Jumper Restaurants.

"Claim Jumper sincerely regrets, and apologizes for, statements which have appeared in the media which have cast Mr. and Mrs. Hodousek, in an unfavorable light. With the conclusion of this litigation, Claim Jumper wishes the plaintiffs well and sincerely hopes that they are successful in putting this regrettable incident behind them," the statement said.

Joan Gladstone, a spokeswoman for the company, issued a statement to the Orange County Register earlier this month, that said the company found no evidence to support any of the allegations by the Hodouseks of a foreign object in the soup or that there was any employee involvement or wrongdoing.

The Hodouseks, who are real estate brokers, went to the Claim Jumper restaurant at 27845 Santa Margarita Parkway in Mission

Viejo for Easter brunch April 12, 2009, according to their attorneys' trial brief. They joined their teenage daughter and Sherry Hodousek's parents for the meal.

Philip Hodousek ordered his favorite, French onion soup, among other foods, according to the trial brief.

"He immediately began eating the cheese, which was spread across the top portion of the bowl," according to the trial brief. "As he ate the soup, the family was engaged in conversation.

"Suddenly, he felt what he believed was tough cheese on one side of this mouth. When he could not chew it into pieces, Philip commented to his family that it felt like rubber. He then spit it out, spooned it onto a napkin, at which time his wife said, `Oh my God, it's a condom.' "

The restaurant's general manager initially said he thought it was a rubber glove, which the employees use when preparing food, according to the trial brief. The manager untied the piece of plastic, which was in a knot, and realized it was a condom, according to the trial brief.

"He apologized, and indicated he had `never seen anything like this.' Philip headed for the restroom and vomited," according to the trial brief

The object was sent to a laboratory in North Carolina and preliminary tests revealed female DNA on it, according to the trial brief.

The Hodouseks never made any monetary demands and accused the company of treating them "as scammers and frauds," according to the trial brief.

The couple claimed in their trial brief that Claim Jumper alleged they put the condom in the soup to get money to help them pay off $300,000 in back taxes. That tax dispute has been resolved "for a fraction" of that amount, according to the trial brief.

The couple sued for emotional distress and claimed the incident affected their relationship so much they were afraid to engage in intercourse for fear of contracting a disease.

Claim Jumper attorneys claimed in their trial brief that the company did nothing wrong and were prepared to argue the couple brought on their own troubles by going to the Orange County Register with their story, an allegation the couple denies.

The company's attorneys also argued in a trial brief that Philip Hodousek changed his story about his encounter with the condom several times.

The company earlier tried to resolve the case with an offer of $5,001 to Sherry Hodousek and $25,001 to Philip Hodousek.