California restaurant veteran Jeff King dies

May 31, 2017

Restaurant industry veteran Jeff King died unexpectedly on May 17, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family confirmed. He was 77 years old.

The cause of death was not immediately available. 

King was a co-founder of King’s Seafood Company, a growing multi-concept group that operates the five-unit Water Grill chain; single-unit restaurants Lou & Mickey’s in San Diego, PierBurger in Santa Monica, the 555 East steakhouse in Long Beach and the fast-casual Fish Camp in Huntington Beach; as well as the 11-unit King’s Fish House chain across Southern California.

This summer, King’s Seafood Company is scheduled