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Coffee Co. Taps Two

Retail Food Group USA in Santa Fe Springs has brought on two executives to boost its wholesale and retail coffee businesses.

By Paul Hughes May 4, 2017 11:27 a.m. share »
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Taco Bell Profit Up 19%

Core operating profit at Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine grew 19% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, topping the 9% overall growth at parent company Yum Brands Inc.

By Paul Hughes May 3, 2017 3:46 p.m. share »
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Habit Q1 Numbers Up

Habit Restaurants Inc. in Irvine said revenue, net income and same-store sales rose in the first quarter, compared with the same period a year ago.

By Paul Hughes May 3, 2017 3:30 p.m. share »
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UCI Prof Named to Science Academy

University of California-Irvine said Professor James Randerson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

By Deirdre Newman May 3, 2017 1:52 p.m. share »
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Alliant Buys Idaho Firm

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. purchased Summit Insurance Resource Group to expand in northern Idaho and eastern Washington. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

By Peter J. Brennan May 2, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »
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Banc of California Hires CEO

Santa Ana-based Banc of California Inc. named Douglas Bowers, 59, its new chief executive and president.

By Peter J. Brennan April 27, 2017 2:52 p.m. share »
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UCI Research Effort Gets $9.6M

University of California-Irvine has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years to continue studying ways to combat malaria.

By Deirdre Newman April 27, 2017 2:28 p.m. share »
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Franchiser Adds CMO

Home Franchise Concepts LLC in Orange has named Gayle Milling chief marketing officer.

By Paul Hughes April 27, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »
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Irvine Chamber Names Starr CEO

Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce hired Bryan Starr as its chief executive, effective May 19.

By Paul Hughes April 27, 2017 2:19 p.m. share »
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Anabella Sets Date

The Anabella Hotel in Anaheim will close in August so its owners can demolish it and build a new hotel.

By Paul Hughes April 27, 2017 1:10 p.m. share »
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Great Wolf Parent Moves HQ

The owner of Great Wolf Lodge Southern California in Garden Grove moved its headquarters from Madison, Wisconsin, to Chicago.

By Paul Hughes April 27, 2017 12:14 p.m. share »
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Windjammer Buys Compliance Firm

Windjammer Capital Investors of Newport Beach bought Memphis-based Vital Records Control in partnership with the latter’s management team on undisclosed terms.

By Peter J. Brennan April 26, 2017 10:31 a.m. share »
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Revolution Consolidates at JWA

Revolution Aviation in Newport Beach consolidated some its space at John Wayne Airport with an 18-month lease at ACI Jet Center, a fixed-based operator at JWA.

By Paul Hughes April 25, 2017 4:14 p.m. share »
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Del Taco Wants Tennessee Again

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. signed a franchisee to open seven units in Tennessee, a return to that market for the fast food chain, and in Georgia, where Del Taco has recently announced new franchise deals.

By Paul Hughes April 25, 2017 3:48 p.m. share »
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JWA Traffic Declines Again

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport fell 2.5% in March compared with same period a year ago, the second such decline in the last two months.

By Paul Hughes April 25, 2017 3:19 p.m. share »