Paul Hughes

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Recent Stories

Habit Burger Signs Rare Franchise Deal

Habit Burger Restaurants Inc. said a franchisee will develop nine locations in Eastern Washington and Idaho, with the first ones scheduled to open early next year.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.6% in midday trading to 2,906.09.

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Cattle Driven

Brea’s West Coast Prime Meats Joins the Herd of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Craig Nickoloff’s bachelor’s degree in cartography and geography from California State University-Long Beach 44 years ago seems disconnected from his career of running restaurants and supplying them with great meat.

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Johnny Rockets Promotes President to CEO

Lake Forest-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc. named President Mike Nolan its chief executive, effective Oct. 1, replacing John Maguire, who has left the company.

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$400M Montage Project to Montana

Montage Hotels & Resorts will manage Montage Big Sky in Montana when it opens in 2021. The resort getaway project broke ground Friday in a partnership of Montage parent Montage International in Irvine and CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC in Boston.

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Marwaha Family Buys 3rd SD Hotel

An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. paid $22.7 million for Hampton Inn Carlsbad in North San Diego County; the deal closed Aug. 31.

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Sock Hoppin’ Sales

Stance is betting on stores, OC’s fastest-growing private companies are bursting at their annual sales seams—and all are busting out of the pages of this week’s Business Journal.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 ticked down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,901.51.

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Montage, Ritz Up For Sale, Again

$1B Valuation, But Distressed Seller May Cut Price

Two of Orange County’s poshest coastal resorts are back on the block and might be worth nearly $1 billion combined based on a hot hotel market and the properties’ prominence.

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Pizza Chain Names Yum Vet President, COO

Mountain Mike’s Pizza LLC hired Jim Metevier as president and chief operating officer.

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