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Ice Cream Operator Farrell’s Will Franchise

The Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants parent company Lake Forest-based Parlour Enterprises Inc. said it will begin franchising.

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Chapman Film School Makes List

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University was named the seventh best film school in the country out of 25 ranked by the Hollywood Reporter.

El Pollo Loco Charts Measured Growth This Time

RESTAURANTS: Post IPO, eyes nearly 400 Southwest spots

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will target focused growth in markets similar to where it’s already strong with its well-received public offering under its belt.

Café Tu Tu Tango Still Tempts Taste Buds for Less

Spanish Menu Served Up in Boho Indy Style

People always ask restaurant journalists: “What is your favorite restaurant?”

Vans Props for Secret Missions in New Skate Line Ad

Rapidweld ‘S’ Pack Shoes Celebrate Skating Lifestyle

Vans Inc.’s new skate line, Rapidweld “S” Pack, pays “homage to a culture of classified missions led by the military, the Air Force and beyond.”

OC's Remarkable Roster of Resorts

5 Ready to Receive Well-Heeled From All Over

Orange County isn’t just home to a lot of wealthy folks.

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Chapman Film School Makes List

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University was named the seventh best film school in the country out of 25 ranked by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Mazda Miata Hooks Up With Fashion Rocks

Mazda North American Operations in Irvine has launched “Road to Fashion Rocks,” a six-week TV, print and digital marketing campaign promoting soon-to-be released 2016 MX-5 Miata.

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Auto Sales Leads Firm Reports Q2 Revenue

Autobytel Inc. said its second-quarter revenue was $25.9 million, up about 46% from the $17.8 million it posted a year ago but under the $27 million in revenue analysts expected from the Irvine-based automotive sales leads generator.

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Johnny Rockets Hires First Chief Marketer

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets named Joel Bulger chief marketing officer, a new position at the Americana-themed hamburger chain.

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JWA Uptick in June

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport grew in June compared to the same month last year, the airport said.

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NB Investor in $3M Deal for App Developer

Newport Beach-based private equity investor Kodiak Capital Group LLC has made a $3 million commitment to fund Eventure Interactive Inc. in Costa Mesa, a developer of social communications-oriented mobile applications.

Another Business Hotel in Works for Irvine

REAL ESTATE: About 800 rooms under construction or planned in city

A two-building office site in Irvine that’s about a block from John Wayne Airport is being eyed for a hotel development.

Another Round of Renovations at Hilton Anaheim

HOSPITALITY: Lobby lounge, Starbucks next for upgrades

The largest hotel in Orange County is nearly done with the most visible parts of a touch-up worth several million dollars.

I-5 Publishing Expands Distribution Business by 30%

MEDIA: Gets account for rural retailer in industry shake-up

The publisher of Cat Fancy magazine has pounced on an opportunity to add a large outside account to its distribution operations.