Jeffrey Coats will leave his post as president and chief executive of Irvine-based AutoWeb Inc., formerly Autobytel, as the company missed analyst expectations on earnings and revenue in its most recent quarter.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) in Costa Mesa earned 11 cents a share in its most recent quarter on revenue of $95.2 million, up 3%; analysts expected earnings of 10 cents a share.
Longtime former Sport Chalet CEO Craig Levra has been named president of Costa Mesa-based retailer Gear Coop, a new executive role.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) in Costa Mesa expanded delivery service, the second OC-based restaurant operator to do so in the last month.
Irvine fintech firm AutoGravity today said it signed TD Auto Finance, a subsidiary of TD Bank, to its mobile car sales app.
Habit Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) in Irvine will test breakfast menu items and develop a digital mobile app and a kiosk ordering system.
February and year-to-date sales figures for Orange County automakers were mixed.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa said Bernard Acoca will replace Steve Sather as president and chief executive and take his spot on the fast food chicken chain’s board.
Habit Restaurants Inc. in Irvine said fourth quarter and full-year revenue rose but net income for both periods was either down or flat.
Fred Diaz has been named chief executive and president of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. in Cypress.
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.