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Stock Sale for Tilly’s Founders Comes Amid Growth

APPAREL: About $117M offering; sales, stores upIrvine-based Tilly’s Inc.’s co-founders are picking an opportune time to cash out a sizeable portion of their holdings in the youth fashion and footwear chain.

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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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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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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Rossignol Picks Global Bike Chief

Rossignol Group, a French maker of ski, snowboard and biking products, named Scott Rittschof to a new position as senior vice president of its global bicycle business, based in Irvine.

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Restaurant Temp Firm Adds Delivery

ShiftPixy Inc. said it will offer delivery driver employees to fast food and fast casual restaurant clients.

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PE-Backed Sauce Maker Buys Salsa Co.

Stir Foods LLC in Orange and Pacifica Foods, which has a facility in Corona, bought an Oceanside-based salsa maker on undisclosed terms.

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Ruby’s Files BK

Six affiliates of Ruby’s Diners Inc. filed for bankruptcy August 29, including Ruby’s Quality Diners LLC, Ruby’s SoCal Diners LLC, and four covering specific locations in Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Oceanside, and Palm Springs.

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Hybrid Apparel Names President

Cypress-based Hybrid Apparel promoted David Lederman from chief operating officer to president.

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Marijuana Themed Sub Shop to OC

Cheba Hut Franchising Inc. in Ft. Collins, Colo., wants to open eight locations in Orange County, part of a push for at least 38 shops in Southern California.

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August Auto Sales Mixed

Sales were mixed for OC automakers last month.

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5.11 Tactical Names CEO

Francisco Morales has been named chief executive of 5.11 Tactical, the Irvine-based maker of apparel and gear for soldiers, firefighters and police officers.

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El Pollo Loco Creates Chief HR Role

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa named Jennifer Jaffe chief people officer, a new position. She held the same role at Too Faced Cosmetics in Irvine and worked at Estée Lauder Cos., which bought Too Faced in Nov. 2016 for $1.5 billion.

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Cannabis Company Grows Revenue, Margins

Terra Tech Corp. (OTC: TRTC) said quarterly revenue increased 11% to $8.7 million, year-over-year, but net loss also increased, to $11.4 million from $500,000.

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Orange Coast Auto Group Buys South Coast Acura

Costa Mesa-based Orange Coast Auto Group acquired South Coast Acura in Costa Mesa for an undisclosed sum on Thursday.

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Lazy Dog Adds Georgia

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open a location in Georgia next spring, a new market for the Huntington Beach-based casual dining chain.

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