SERVICES

Restaurant Royalty

Family-Owned King’s Seafood Plots Next Steps as 22-Store Chain Approaches $200M

King’s Seafood Co. was not immune to all the fits and starts of last year, but challenges have led to growth with new locations opening

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OC Restaurants Work Overtime to Shore Up Labor Challenges

Recruiting, incentives help get staffing back

Labor costs continue to climb for some of OC’s largest restaurant chains, as they brace for California’s next minimum wage increase

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Former El Pollo Loco Chief Tapped to Lead Georgia Chicken Chain

Bernard Acoca marks Zaxby’s first external CEO

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Midday Stock Roundup

Revolve rises again; Xponential falls

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RGP Introduces New Staffing Platform for Gig Economy

Accounting, Finance Consultants for Hire

Platform offers protection, certainty and service benefits of RGP’s employee-based model while retaining freedom and flexibility of growing gig economy

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Midday Stock Roundup

Viant, Romeo down on low volume

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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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CoolSys Names New CEO

Adam Coffey out as top exec, remains adviser

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Service Champions Expands Again in Arizona

Says 2 buys will quadruple capabilities in Phoenix area

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Knife Pleat, Others Earn Michelin Nods

1st for South Coast Plaza

Michelin Guide announced its closely watched food awards for 2021 and several Orange County restaurants were among those honored in Southern California

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Laurent Vrignaud Expands French Empire

Moulin Bouillon Opens; South Coast Upcoming

Plans in the works as Vrignaud has another Moulin restaurant due to open in November at South Coast Plaza

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Mission Viejo’s Gain: Domenico’s on the Lake

Daily challenges still prevalent even with the overwhelming response to Domenico’s on the Lake

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El Pollo Loco CEO Resigns

CFO to lead chain in interim

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