French75 Accepts Buyout & Closes its Doors

Laguna Beach, CA - Since 1997, John Martin and Rudy Pollak have teamed up to bring the amazing world of French cuisine to Orange County with their award-winning Laguna Beach restaurant, French 75. After 15 fantastic years, these partners have decided to accept an offer and sell their restaurant to a well-known investment group. The unique and wonderful property on Pacific Coast Highway that French 75 has called home will soon be home to newcomer in the Orange County restaurant scene, Teemu Tavern & Grill.

Teemu Tavern & Grill is tentatively scheduled to open for business on April 1st, 2013, and will feature a traditional upscale neighborhood tavern and steak house in a sophisticated, yet casual environment. The partnership of Teemu Tavern consists of future NHL Hall of Famer and current Anaheim Duck Teemu Selanne, Businessman Kevin Pratt, and longtime restaurant operator Jim Shumate. We wish them the best of luck and much success in their newest venture. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the press, concierge, and all of our wonderful patrons, friends, employees, and suppliers for their continued support throughout the years. It has been a great pleasure sharing our passion for food and entertainment with you all. We look forward to continue serving you at Savannah Chop House in Laguna Niguel, as well as through our catering division.

The French 75 Family

About Savannah Chop House

Steaks, chops and seafood dominate the menu at this contemporary American restaurant with a California twist. Savannah Chop House creates a warm ambiance with its roaring fireplaces in the lodge-style dining rooms and its blazing fire pits in the coveted ocean view veranda and sunset terrace seating areas. Dinner and Happy Hour is available nightly; live music in the fireplace bar & lounge Tuesday through Saturday.

We are located in the Ocean Ranch Village shopping center at 32441 Golden Lantern in Laguna Niguel, California 92677. For more information about this restaurant, call 949.493.7107 or visit

Giuseppe Vitiello • General Manager • • (949) 493-7107

Savannah Catering

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Catherine Sheldrick • Banquet & Catering Manager • • (949) 441-0610