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An investor in Switzerland has bought a majority stake in one of the largest franchisee groups for Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to recall about 470,000 Sonatas over a condition that might cause engines to stall, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Fashion Island Sidles Up to South Coast Plaza; A+ for Irvine Spectrum
The Irvine Company’s efforts to ensure its retail properties remain relevant to today’s click-happy shoppers have gotten noticed—and not only by the locals who descend en masse to the Irvine Spectrum Center on weekends or the well-heeled tourists flocking to Fashion Island.
5.11 Tactical Cofounder Lends Ear, Designs to First Responders
Francisco Morales, cofounder of the specialty clothing and gear manufacturer 5.11 Tactical in Irvine, credits his success as an innovator to two seemingly disparate attributes—technical capability and inexperience.
Bistro Comes Into Its Own, Plus OC’s Best Indian Food
I mentioned two months ago that Little Sparrow in downtown Santa Ana had parted ways with its chef.
Distribution Center Project Could Start in November
The Irvine Spectrum’s industrial market is about to get a little cooler, and a creative-office redevelopment isn’t the cause this time around.
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., a British automaker that has its Americas region headquarters in Irvine, hired Laura Schwab to run its operations here.
Two of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in September, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.
Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said three franchisees will open 27 locations in central California. The company didn’t give a time frame for the expansion.
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. board member Ari Levy and four investors bought the Wieners Circle hot dog stand in Chicago and are likely to expand the concept.
RETAIL: Nonprofit gets room to do strategic merchandising
Goodwill of Orange County plans to reshape the merchandising and logistics behind its retail business with a move to a 154,040-square-foot distribution center in Tustin by year’s end.
MARKETING: Fallas-Paredes chain also picks up 41 leases
Scott Gladstone didn’t manage to hold on to Anna’s Linens Inc.’s name, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.
About 415 people celebrated innovation and the people who create it at the Business Journal’s inaugural Innovator of the Year awards last week at the Hotel Irvine.
Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group will open its first Johnny’s Burger Factory fast-casual location in Buffalo, N.Y. this week.
The Mazda Foundation announced a $500,000 grant to Irvine-based Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.