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Culinary Adventures in Calif. files for bankruptcy

SANTA ANA Calif. Culinary Adventures Inc., the upscale casual-dining operator founded by former Taco Bell chief executive John Martin and chef David Wilhelm, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed three of its nine restaurants. The company’s concepts include French 75 and Savannah.

The filing came Aug. 14, just days after Wilhelm resigned as president. Chief financial officer Robert Rourke was named acting president.


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