SeungKyu (Sean) Yoon will replace Jang Won (Justin) Sohn as chief executive and president of Kia Motors America in Irvine.
BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) beat expectations on revenue and net income in its most recent quarter and its shares were up more than 10% in Friday trading.
Taco Bell systemwide sales rose 5% in 2017 to $9.8 billion, making it the fourth-largest U.S. restaurant brand by that metric, according to early numbers from Chicago-based food industry consultant Technomic Inc.
Luxury goods distributor MadaLuxe Group in Seal Beach promoted Adam Freede from president to chief executive.
A Chicago hospitality company has joined Acacia Research Corp. in an investment in a Pasadena-based robotics maker for the restaurant industry, and a University of California-Irvine professor has joined that firm’s advisory board.
Irvine-based Taco Bell said senior executives Julie Felss Masino and Liz Williams will co-lead the company when Chief Executive Brian Niccol departs for the top slot at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. in Denver on March 5.
Brian Niccol will leave the top slot at Taco Bell to lead Chipotle Mexican Grill, effective March 5.
Yum Brands Inc. in Louisville, owner of Irvine-based Taco Bell, will buy 3% of GrubHub Inc. in Chicago for $200 million.
Leadership changes were announced on Tuesday for Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. following the recent tragedy involving Chief Executive Pierre Agnes.
Arbonne International LLC in Irvine and a sister company, Nature’s Gate, will be bought by Groupe Rocher on undisclosed terms.
Irvine-based fintech firm AutoGravity, which provides auto financing through smartphones, signed up another automaker: Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC).
Orange County automakers started the year on a positive note with the exception of Hyundai Motor America and its Genesis brand, which saw January sales decline for the month.
KonaRed Corp. in San Clemente will work with L.A. Libations in El Segundo to expand its line of cold brew coffee and other products.
The search for missing Boardriders Inc. Chief Executive Pierre Agnes -- a three-day scouring of the sea off the Atlantic Coast of France -- has ended, news reports say.
Restaurant365 LLC, an Irvine-based developer of back-office software for restaurants, said it closed a $20 million Series A financing that includes a minority investment from Bessemer Venture Partners.