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History Of LUM’S
LUMS was founded in 1956 by Stuart and Clifford S. Perlman when they purchased Lum's hot dog stand in Miami Beach for $10,000. Over the next few years, the Perlman brothers opened three additional Lum's restaurants, for a total of four by 1961.
Clifford Perlman, who in addition to owning Lum's, had been serving as the president of Southern Wood Industries, Inc., resigned that position to work full time for Lum's. Under the brothers, Lum's began aggressively expanding and franchising. In 1969, Lum's, Inc. was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1969, Lum's, Inc. purchased Caesars Palace, then a 500 room hotel casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip, for $60 million. The food operations of Lum's, Inc. were sold in 1971 to John Y. Brown, then Chairman of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a group of investors. At the time of sale, the company owned and franchised 400 stores in the continental U.S.,Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Europe.
In 1978, Wienerwald Holdings A.G., a Swiss holding company and parent of the Weinerwald restaurant chain, under the direction of Friedrich Jahn, purchased the 273 restaurant chain from Brown. However, Wienerwald had overextended itself and
was forced to file for bankruptcy in 1982.
The original Lum's location closed in 1983. An incorrect July 2009 newspaper
article said the last remaining LUM'S location, in Davie, Florida,
closed on June 28, 2009. For a time, the company's commercial spokesman
was Milton Berle.
… LUM’S TODAY
I can remember the day when it all first began . It was a few friends and myself we were sitting around the table and began talking about the restaurants of yester year .
It was at this time when one of us joked what if we opened up the old LUM’S again. That’s what started it after a few short months the idea and our plan had now begun. We spent all of our time researching and carefully planning to take the proper steps into purchasing the rights to the recipes & the LUM’S name. After several more months with the help of Attorney’s and Trademark Attorney’s we had completed all necessary documents to move forward with the idea. We then began preparing our new menu along with the original recipes from the old LUM’S.
It was at this time when one of us joked what if we opened up the old LUM’S again. That’ what started it after a
Thinking back to the 1960’s & 1970’s we remembered that one of the busiest restaurants in the chain of over 400 was right here in Seekonk, MA .Soon the search was on for the 1st new location to open . We now needed to carefully create a plan on how to run and how big to have the new restaurants . This is when we decided the new restaurants would now be much smaller in size but would still be
making the same original great foods . After all the cost of everything from food to labor was now nearly eight times more than it was in the 1960’s & 1970’s. We knew in order to make it possible the restaurants could know longer be as large as they were back then. This was one of the biggest challenges for us we had to try and make the restaurant feel comfortable and cozy without using the decor from the 1960’s and yet still be able to create a great experience at the new LUM’S of today.
March 7th , 2011 The first new LUM’S was born. Take a look around we hope you like the new fresh look along with the same great foods you remembered and loved. Our whole idea was to create for you a little bit of the 1960’s 1970’s and 1980’s again. We hope you enjoy the new restaurant as much as we enjoy bringing you back to a time when life was much less hectic. A time when people were able to just sit around talking and reminiscing about the old days .
You get a Better Choice when you Choose LUMS!