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Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has set an April 21 opening for its first restaurant in Japan under a franchising deal with Tokyo-based Asrapport Dining Co. Ltd., according to the Wall Street Journal.
Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services has acquired three brokerages on the East Coast.
Ten local colleges are on a list of institutions under federal financial monitoring, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines to begin flights between Mexico and John Wayne Airport in October.
John Wayne Airport issued permits this afternoon for two “transportation network companies”—an industry term for taxi-like, ride-sharing operators such as Uber—to operate there, an airport spokesperson said.
Costa Mesa-based real estate developer and private equity firm PDC Capital Group LLC has acquired ZGlobal Southern California EB-5 Investment Regional Center.
A University of California-Irvine researcher has been awarded $5 million to develop stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease, the university said.
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.
Anaheim Hills-based investment firm Metrix Capital Group LLC has provided an undisclosed amount of growth capital to Superior Water Technologies Inc. in Irvine.
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.
Newfangled Flying Machines Figure Into Local Landscape
Within hours of capturing a pair of gray whales recently in an early morning swim, Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching had the video posted on YouTube and emailed to subscribers of its digital newsletter.
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.
HEALTHCARE: BK filing follows several loan defaults
Irvine-based AtheroNova Inc. is searching for a buyer willing to extend the cash-strapped startup’s existence as it reviews early data on its effort to develop drugs to fight atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.