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Gaming Co. Rally Cry Expands Air Force Partnership

Esports Hub for Military Counts 17.5K MembersAir Force Gaming program has launched a second-season expansion made possible by a sponsorship deal with the United Services Automobile Association

Delta Variant Hits BJ’s Restaurants Q3 Results

Revenue, earnings miss

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OC Unemployment Drops to 5%

Falls from 6% in August, led by education jobs

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Chipotle Rises on Q3 Beat

Digital, menu adds and customers’ return to restaurants drove gains

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Tilly’s Board Makes Two Appointments

Additions bring executives from Discord, Logitech

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Asics’ Richard Sullivan to Add CEO Duties

Current president and COO’s promotion effective at the start of next year

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PacSun’s Checkout Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin, Dogecoin Among 11 Options

Focus on digital channel sales as recent crypto move directly targets Gen Z shoppers with new payment features

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Paradise Dynasty Joins SCP Food Mecca

South Coast Plaza has become a dining mecca thanks to a carefully curated blend of upscale and casual restaurants

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El Pollo Loco CEO Resigns

CFO to lead chain in interim

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Major Taco Bell Franchisee Acquired

K-MAC portfolio totals more than 300 Taco Bells

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United Auto Credit Sold to Vroom for $300M

Deal expected to close as early as late Q4

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Del Taco Boosts Delivery in Reef Deal

Chain enlists ghost kitchen company for delivery-only partnership

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Rivian to Open First Hub in Venice

Experiential showroom focuses more on community gathering

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OC Dealers Association Exec on an Industry in Flux

Q&A: John Sackrison on trends, postponed trade show

John Sackrison is the voice of an $11.3 billion auto dealer industry in OC that’s balancing headwinds from vehicle parts shortages, with the tailwinds of electrification

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Michael Henry: The Coolest Nerd You’ll Meet

Action sports vet navigates myriad challenges

Henry earned the CFO Lifetime Achievement award at the Business Journal’s annual CFO of the Year Awards on Sep. 28

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Urban Decay Founder Wende Zomnir Starting New Beauty Brand

Caliray to include cosmetics, oils and hair among other categories

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