The first Claim Jumper Restaurant was opened by its founder, Craig Nickoloff, in Los Alamitos, California, on September 27, 1977. Since then, Claim Jumper Restaurants have expanded to other cities throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Colorado and Illinois, bringing its total current count to forty-six locations. Its headquarters are in Irvine, California.
The atmosphere inside a Claim Jumper Restaurant is warm and relaxing, largely due to its California Gold Rush theme and the many details dedicated to it. Inside the restaurant one will find natural rock, Douglas Fir logs, natural and finished woods, corrugated and pressed tin, and large fireplaces. Adding to this rich environment are the decorations found in the dining rooms and saloons, in which plush fabrics, log chairs, moving fan systems and tiffany lamps are found throughout the rooms.
Claim Jumper is popular with a large variety of patrons, including families, seniors, children and business professionals. The welcoming setting found inside the restaurants make them especially well suited for any event, from a special occasion celebration to a business lunch, or simply a gathering between friends and family where they can share an appetizing meal.
Some of the most popular items found at Claim Jumper Restaurants, which are open daily for lunch and dinner, are USDA Prime and choice steaks, baby back pork ribs, rotisserie chicken, fresh fish, wood-fired pizzas, specialty salads, and many varieties of pasta, burgers and sandwiches. Also well known are the baked goods and desserts, such as the Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake and rich cream cheese pies that are available in a variety of flavors. All the items are served in generous portions, so that they can be shared among the group, or provide leftovers that can be taken home and served later as an additional meal.
A popular area within Claim Jumper is its saloon, which is an ideal place for customers to gather after work and have drinks and appetizers, while being able to catch a game on the several screens found throughout the saloon. Aside from many signature cocktails, martinis, premium spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and a broad wine list, domestic and imported beers are available, including Claim Jumper’s own popular Honey Blonde, Hefeweizen, and Original Red Ale.
Besides providing great food and atmosphere, Claim Jumper also gets involved with the community by annually participating in the “Tip-A-Cop” program, where law enforcement members join the Claim Jumper staff in serving the patrons, with all the tips going to the Special Olympics.
Customers who join Claim Jumper’s E-Club will receive a free dessert, in addition to monthly announcements that include in-store promotions, exclusive offers and special gift card offers. Those who join with their children of 12 years of age and younger will receive a free sundae and a free Little Jumpers meal on the child’s birthday. Patrons can easily sign up for the clubs on the Claim Jumper website. For additional savings, Claim Jumper Restaurant coupons can sometimes be found in the Sunday paper or in mailed advertisements. Printable coupons may be found online in sites such as CouponMountain.com or RetailMeNot.com.