Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open a location in Georgia next spring, a new market for the Huntington Beach-based casual dining chain.
Senior management of Acacia Research Corp. will leave the company by Friday and all board members who were in place before a recent proxy fight at the company have resigned.
Shares in analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. rose on its quarterly report, which included higher sales that beat expectations.
Year-over-year Walt Disney Co. parks and resorts’ operating income rose 15% to $1.34 billion in the most recent quarter on a 6% revenue bump to $5.2 billion. The income growth was the highest of the entertainment company’s four divisions, and the revenue increase was second-highest.
Irvine-based boutique fitness brand operator Xponential Fitness has expanded its portfolio.
Five quick service restaurant chains based in Orange County—or soon to be—made trade magazine QSR’s list of the 50 largest such companies in the U.S., ranked by 2017 systemwide sales.
Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. must pay $8.8 million to franchisees who sued the fast food chicken chain when it opened corporate stores near their location, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said.
Pokéworks in Irvine said it received an investment from Toridoll Holdings Corp. in Japan.
Newport Beach-based chemicals maker American Vanguard Corp. earned $5.6 million in quarterly net income, up from $4.3 million year-over-year, on revenue of $107 million, up from $78 million.
Pacific Hospitality Group named Melanie Bucci chief financial officer;. She was most recently vice president of finance at Montage International for about eight years; both are hotel management companies based in Irvine.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. has agreed to buy analog chip systems maker Avnera Corp. for $405 million in cash.
Holding companies that own chains run under Real Mex Restaurants Inc. have filed for bankruptcy and will sell to an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Z Capital Group LLC, which along with Santa Monica-based Tennebaum Capital Partners will provide $5.5 million in debtor-in-possession financing during the Chapter 11 process.
Ontario-based Prime Healthcare Services Inc. and its chief executive have agreed to pay $65 million to settle federal allegations of Medicare overbilling at 14 California Hospitals, including four in Orange County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Aug. 3.
Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine reported lower quarterly operating profit on higher systemwide sales, with same-store sales up, but below expectations and less than the same period a year ago.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said quarterly revenue increased less than 1% to $106 million and net income fell by a third, to $5.1 million, compared with the same period last year.
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: QSII) reported $133.2 million in revenue for its latest quarterly results, a 1.7% year-over-year increase.
Irvine-based marketing firm Advantage Solutions Inc. bought Mill Valley, Calif. agency Beekeeper Marketing on Thursday for an undisclosed sum.
Shares of Irvine’s CorVel Corp. surged 4.8% to $57.35 in after hours trading Tuesday after the insurance managed service provider reported first-quarter earnings rose 35% to 62 cents a share. Shares gave back those overnight gains in midday trading Wednesday.
Real estate firm Bixby Land Co. in Newport Beach has given $100,000 to the University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business to create an endowment fund at the Center for Real Estate.
BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) in Huntington Beach reported net income of $16.9 million, up 76% year-over-year, on revenue of $287.6 million, up 8%, in its most recent quarter.
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: TACO) reported $4.2 million in net income, down 20% year-over-year, on $117.8 million in revenue, up 8.5%, in its most recent quarter.
CoolSys, a Brea-based refrigeration and heating company, bought Energy Squared LLC, a consulting engineering firm providing electrical and refrigeration engineering analysis and design for buildings. Terms were undisclosed.
Newport Beach-based True Family Enterprises acquired the assets of meal kit company Chef’d on undisclosed terms.
Orange County Department of Education received $15 million from the state to expand the California Multi-Tiered System of Support, a statewide program for “the academic, behavioral and social needs of students,” a press release said.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza LLC in Newport Beach said Robofran Development LLC expects to sell 40 franchises over the next 10 years as an area developer in Riverside and parts of San Bernardino Counties.