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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach named John Williams its chief marketing officer and Mariah Machnikowski its chief people officer, both new roles.
Bear Flag’s Fish Tale Keeps Getting Bigger
The worst day fishing is better than the best day working, but Thomas Carson solves any dilemma by doing both.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. named David Nadelman general manager at Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove and vice president over six other high-end hotels with 4,500 rooms in Southern California.
Long Beach Airport’s passenger traffic shot up 25% to 330,000 in October from 265,000 in the same period last year.
A Juice It Up franchisee will offer the chain’s products for the first time in a drive-thru location next month.
Orange County Visitors Association said a study it commissioned showed tourism providing $20.5 billion in economic impact to the county last year.
Former Pacific Investment Management Co. Chief Executive Mohamed El-Erian’s name is being floated to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, news reports said.
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic edged down 1.6% in September compared with the same period last year.
Melissa Lora will retire next summer from her position as president of Taco Bell Corp.’s international division. Chief Financial Officer Liz Williams will move into Lora’s role and Rahul Shinde, currently GM in India for KFC will become Division CFO at Taco Bell.
Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts segment reported higher quarterly and annual revenue—the only one of the entertainment giant’s four business units to do so.
Chapman University will buy Katella Grand, a 399-unit apartment complex near Anaheim's Platinum Triangle, for $148 million, from UDR, a Colorado-based REIT.
HOSPITALITY: Sales at Dyer & 55 Are Midscale Trend Marker
George Santayana said those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it, but sometimes that’s not so bad.
Broadcom Ltd. is exploring a bid for San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., according to news reports.
AutoWeb Inc. in Irvine had net income of $100,000 on revenue of about $37 million in its most recent quarter, down from adjusted net income of $2.6 million on adjusted revenue of about $42 million in the same period last year.
Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. plans to move its official headquarters to the U.S. from Singapore, the company announced today at a press conference that included Broadcom Chief Executive Hock Tan and President Donald Trump.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa reported a net loss of $4 million on revenue of about $101 million in its most recent quarter, compared with net income of about $5 million on revenue of $96 million last year.
Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) in Irvine bought Accretive Solutions Inc. in Chicago for $19.4 million and 1.15 million shares of restricted common stock.
CoolSys in Brea bought Certified Refrigeration and Mechanical Inc. in Madison, Wis., on undisclosed terms.
Most OC-based automakers saw lower car sales in October and year-to-date.
Habit Restaurants Inc. for its most recent quarter reported revenue up about 18% but earnings were cut in half.
Ross Aviation and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. responded by a Nov. 1 deadline to a Long Beach Airport request for proposals on the development of 31 acres near the facility.
Wincome Group said Carmine Iommazzo is its new general manager at Westin Anaheim Resort.
AutoGravity Corp. in Irvine added Irvine-based Global Lending Services LLC, a sub-prime lender based in Greenville, S.C., to its car-shopping app.
St. John Knits International Inc. will cut 72 jobs in Irvine effective December 11, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification it filed with the state Employment Development Department.
BJ’s Restaurants Inc. in Huntington Beach reported revenue of $247 million in its most recent quarter, up about 6% year-over-year. Net income was $2.4 million—down two-thirds from the same period last year, when net income was $7.2 million.
Bear Flag Restaurant Group in Newport Beach plans to open a new restaurant at Lido Marina Village.
Long Beach Airport passenger traffic grew 22% year-over-year to 301,000 in September.
MerchSource LLC launched retail websites for its FAO Schwartz and 5th Avenue Bergdorf Goodman brands.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Brian Smith its chief operating officer.
University of California-Irvine is part of a group that received a five-year, $14.6 million U.S. Dept. of Education grant to improve literacy instruction.
The September unemployment rate in Orange County was 3.6%, down from a revised 4.2% in August and lower than a year-ago estimate of 4%.
Pacific Hospitality Group in Irvine named Kent Crandall chief financial officer, hired a senior vice president of operations to report to COO Robb Walker, and shifted a GM to its Paséa resort.
Several OC-based franchise systems made the 2017 Franchise Times 500 list, which ranks companies by 2016 systemwide sales.
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest reported higher revenue and net income in its third quarter compared with the same period last year, but revised some projections downward for its full-year performance and shares fell about 20% in Friday trading to a $473 million market cap.