Claim Jumper is a American based restaurant chain Business with its headquarters at Irvine, California, USA. The company was founded in 1977 by Craig Nickoloff who opened the Claim Jumper Restaurant in California. The management company of the restaurants had until 2005 been owned privately by the Nickoloff family. The restaurant has at least 45 locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. The restaurants are famous for their detailed atmosphere featuring Gold Rush theme of California and also for their large portions of dishes. The restaurants offer foods such as pizzas, sandwiches, salads, main dishes such as steaks, ribs and meat and desserts such as chocolate Motherlode cake.