Claim Jumper restaurant opened in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday, three months after the McCormick & Schmicks seafood and steak restaurant closed at the same site in the landmark Elks Building.
The switch at 1111 J St., was announced in early October by Landrys Inc., the Houston-based restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company. Landrys is the owner of hundreds of restaurant properties, including the McCormick & Schmicks and Claim Jumper brands.
Claim Jumper presents a decidedly different downtown vibe than the comparatively high end McCormick & Schmicks, which opened in 2007 with an $1.8 million assist from the city of Sacramento. The money was used to remodel the ground floor of the Elks Building into a dark-paneled space for McCormick & Schmicks, where menu prices ranged from $16 for a hamburger to $50 for king crab legs.
Claim Jumper, in contrast, offers large portions of comfort food, most priced at less than $20.
Landry's ownership umbrella covers more than 40 well-known dining brands, including Landrys Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Mortons The Steakhouse, Mastros Restaurants and Rainforest Cafe.
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