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King’s Seafood Takes Water Grill to Dallas

Costa Mesa-based King’s Seafood Co. plans to open a Water Grill restaurant in Dallas in the fall of 2016.

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Del Taco Signs for 10 in Tenn.

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said it will re-enter the Tennessee market in a franchise deal for 10 restaurants over the next five years.

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New Post for Baden Amid Layoffs at Oakley

Oakley Inc. in Foothill Ranch has eliminated its “office of the CEO” and laid off more than 150 workers as part of an “integration process” with Italy-based parent Luxottica Group S.p.A.

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Del Taco Q2 Numbers Up

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. reported about $11 million in earnings for its June quarter, a 30% increase over the same period last year.

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Mitsubishi to Shut U.S. Factory

Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. said it plans to end production here.

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Vans Up in Q2

Vans Inc. revenue was up 17% for the second quarter, which ended July 4, according to its parent, Greenboro, N.C.-based VF Corp.

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$40M for HB Paddle Board Brand

Stand-up paddle board maker Jimmy Styks LLC in Huntington Beach was acquired by Clearfield, Utah-based Vista Outdoor Inc. in a $40 million, all-cash deal.

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BJ’s Posts Mixed Q2 Results

Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. reported second-quarter income of $12.4 million on revenue of $232 million.

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Johnny Rockets Goes to College

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group said it will expand its “express” locations on college campuses. Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”

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Hyundai Starts Body Shop Certification Program

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley launched the Hyundai Recognized Collision Repair Center program, which will be administered by the Laguna Hills-based Assured Performance Network.

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Taco Bell Up, Yum Down, in Q2

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s operating profit in the second quarter grew 29% to $140 million compared with the same period last year, its parent company said Tuesday.

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How Chain Serves Up Talent to Southern California Restaurant Sector

Taco Bell Corp. builds more than just burritos.

Asics Looks for Crossover Appeal With New Shoe

MARKETING: Part of push beyond performance runners

Asics America Corp. is lacing up for the launch of a new shoe it hopes will give the brand some traction beyond its traditional stronghold in performance running.