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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

City Cracks Down on 24-Hour Jack in the Box

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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First it was McDonald's Happy Meals that were on the city's radar; now San Francisco officials are cracking down on Jack in the Box, but not because of its fatty foods.

City officials have ordered the troubled Jack in the Box in the Richmond District to close its doors by 2 a.m. after a fight inside the 24-hour restaurant led to a hit-and-run incident of a Cal firefighter on Thanksgiving Day.

Police told KTVU that the owner of the Jack in the Box must close the restaurant by 2 a.m. until he receives the proper permit to operate the fast-food restaurant 24 hours as he has been doing. Residents have complained that the Jack in the Box attracts drunken, unruly, and very hungry patrons who tend to cause trouble late night.

On Nov. 24, 29-year-old Albert Bartal was inside the Jack in the Box on Geary Boulevard and Ninth Avenue when he got into a fight with another man. Bartal left the restaurant and walked to a nearby Shell gas station where the trouble followed him. Police say the suspect trailed Bartal in his car and then intentionally ran over him at the gas station before driving off.

Bartal is clinging onto life.

Police later arrested 22-year-old Eduardo Shaparo Esquivel on suspicion of attempted murder and assault.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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