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Doug Cavanaugh has stepped back from day-to-day operations at Irvine-based Ruby Restaurant Group, the retro burger chain he founded 33 years ago.
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. beat analysts’ expectations for the fourth quarter, which ended Jan. 31, before its stock fell about 2% to $2.82 and a market value of about $195 million in midday trading Thursday
Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will start selling its Soul EV in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, a move that comes a few months after the launch of the electric vehicle in California.
Automotive dealers in Orange County combined for $11 billion in sales last year, a 10% increase over 2013, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association’s 2014 Economic Impact Report.
Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. said it plans to test new store designs as well as food delivery, according to trade journal Nation’s Restaurant News.
A group led by Chicago restaurateur Larry Levy has invested $120 million in Lake Forest-based Del Taco Holdings Inc., the first step in its previously announced acquisition of the fast food chain.
HOSPITALITY: Music festival, trolley add to eclectic approach
The eyes of the global hospitality industry were drawn to a big splash in Laguna Beach earlier this year, when the $360 million sale of the Montage Hotel put the value of the city’s premier commercial property at about $1.4 million per room, on par with the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.
MARKETING: Niche unit aims to get brands past cultural barriers
Think of Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC’s Hispanic Retail Selling Team as ambassadors for general-market manufacturers looking to secure shelf space at Latino grocery stores in Southern California, Arizona, Texas and New York—with a push into Miami coming soon.
The $4.2 million lien slapped on Freedom Communications and its flagship Register seems to carry extra significance since it came at the request of the L.A. Times, which has a claim pending on bills for past work distributing the OC daily.
Recharge Batteries With St. Bernard Group
Mophie executed a clever social media stunt at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival that wrapped up over the weekend in Austin, Texas.
American Restaurant Holdings Inc. in Irvine said an affiliate bought the five Orange County locations of Costa Mesa-based Fresca’s Mexican Grill.
Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. has recalled 208,858 of its Soul and Soul EV models due to an issue with the gas pedal, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon Wednesday for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.
Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. plans to enter the Dallas market in 2016, part of an expansion plan that calls for growth to a mix of about 40 franchised and company-owned restaurants in Texas over the next several years.
Versa Capital Management LLC in Philadelphia has acquired the remnants of Foothill Ranch-based retail chain Wet Seal Inc., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.