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‘Enrich Women Around the World’

Rogers-Kante’s SeneGence Recently Launched New InitiativesJoni Rogers-Kante is on a mission to help women take control of their lives.

New Can in 7-Eleven Test

A “self-chilling” beverage can created by an Irvine-based firm is on shelves in 15 Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores.

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St. John Names CEO

Eran Cohen was appointed chief executive of Irvine-based luxury label St. John Knits on Thursday, succeeding Bruce Fetter, who retired after more than 15 years.

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Lazy Dog Adds Chicago

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach said it will add one location in Illinois—a new state for the casual dining chain—one more in Texas, and two more in its California backyard.

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Titan Names CEO

Footwear veteran Joel Oblonsky was named chief executive of Huntington Beach footwear licensee Titan Industries Inc.

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El Pollo Loco Revenue Up, Beats Street

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) in Costa Mesa said revenue in its most recent quarter grew about 1% year-over-year to $101 million and net income declined 49% to $2.5 million; pro forma net income, a non-GAAP measure, increased 9% to $6.7 million.

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Del Taco Revenue Up, Net Income Down

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: TACO) in Lake Forest said revenue increased about 7% to $113 million and net income fell 24% to $3.2 million in its most recent quarter.

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Mitsubishi Names COO

Cypress-based automaker Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. said Wednesday that Mark Chaffin will succeed Don Swearingen as chief operating officer.

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Yogurtland Adds in Dallas

Irvine-based Yogurtland signed current franchisee Yang Group to expand the chain in Dallas-Fort Worth with up to eight locations over the next three years.

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Taco Bell Sales Up, Profit Down

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s system-wide sales grew 4% to $2.34 billion and operating profit declined 6% to $132 million in its most recent quarter.

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Habit Sales Up; Earnings, Comps Down

Habit Restaurants Inc. reported about $92 million in revenue for its most recent quarter, up 17% year-over-year. Net income plunged 61% to $700,000.

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Auto Sales Decline

Orange County automakers’ sales dropped in April, and only two—Mazda Motor of America Inc. and Mitsubishi Motors N.A. Inc.—are up for the year.

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BJ's Revenue, Income, Comps Up

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) in Huntington Beach reported higher revenue, net income and same-store sales in its most recent quarter.

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Boardriders Completes Billabong Buy

Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. completed its acquisition of rival Billabong International Ltd. on Tuesday.

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NZ Operator Wants Taco Bell at Home

Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd. said in an investor presentation and in a news report it wants to buy a Taco Bell franchise group on the U.S. mainland, bring the brand to New Zealand, and expand the chain in Australia.

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Bedrosians Hires Home Depot Exec

Anaheim-based Bedrosians Tile and Stone named Diana Kelly president and chief operating officer.

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