Orange County Business Journal


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DC Shoes, Retailer Rev Up Supercross Sponsorship

Brand Teams With Journeys for ‘16 Contests

Quiksilver Inc.’s DC Shoes brand has partnered with the Journeys retail chain as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Supercross season.

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More NB Restaurants for Annual Fest

Newport Beach Restaurant Week launched this week with a slight increase to 61 restaurants compared with last year.

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Pieology Gets Investment

Rancho Santa Margarita-based fast casual operator Pieology Pizzeria said it received an investment from Andrew and Peggy Cherng, who founded Panda Restaurant Group.

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Irvine Restaurant Group Adds Brand in OC

American Restaurant Holdings Inc. in Irvine will open two company-owned Muscle Maker Grill restaurants in Orange County

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Taco Bell Names New CMO

Taco Bell Corp. promoted Marisa Thalberg to chief marketing officer.

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Sadeghi’s LAB Pays $10M for Anaheim Sites

LAB Holding LLC in Costa Mesa will buy four development sites from the city of Anaheim for $10.1 million.

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Del Taco Guides on Q4, Full Year

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said its unaudited revenue was about $133 million for the quarter ended Dec. 29.

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Habit Reports Unaudited Q4 Revenue

Shares in Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. were about briefly in after-hours trading Monday to a market cap of about $601 million after the burger chain released preliminary fourth quarter revenue of $60.6 million.

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Kia Shows Full-Size SUV Concept

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. showed a full-sized sport utility vehicle concept car called Telluride at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Billabong Exec to Retire

Billabong International Ltd.’s top executive for retail operations in the U.S., will retire effective Jan. 31.

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7 New Restaurants at Market Place

The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine has signed seven new restaurants to its lineup at the 165-acre shopping center.

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Taco Bell Parent’s Chairman to Retire

Yum Brands Inc. Chairman and former chief executive David Novak will retire in May.

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Franchisee Seeks Up to 20 Smoothie Sites

Newport Beach-based RanaKaran Investments LLC said it will franchise 10 to 20 locations of Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Café in Orange County over the next five years, plus 10 to 20 in San Diego County.

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Kia Plans Self-Driving Car

Kia Motors Corp. aims to bring an autonomous vehicle to market by 2030 built on its newly launched Drive Wise technology that includes advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent safety features.