| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The term “bistro” has become one of the most overworked terms in the restaurant business. When dining at one of these quaint establishments, one expects a dimly lit room with an old-world vibe, exotic ambience and homey dishes. That’s...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Attempts to change city rules for hookah lounges to operate legally in Glendale went up in smoke Tuesday night as the City Council decided to stick with the status quo.
That means businesses that sell hookah — currently there are two that city...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Goodbye, hot dogs. Hello, cheese plates and vino.
Big changes are ahead on the site where Papoo’s Hot Dog Show has operated in Burbank for 62 years.
Sal Calderone, a long-time chef who most recently worked for Urth Caffé, recently bought the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A proposed Starbucks on Honolulu Avenue in the Montrose Shopping Park is getting mixed reviews from local business owners who say the corporate chain may not mesh with the independent image of the district.
Starbucks plans to open in the 1,840-square-...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:19 PM
As culinary enthusiasts stir up their dining plans for 2012, they’ll find three new restaurants and a soda shop in downtown Glendale striving to satisfy their appetites.
But even with the new businesses, there is still plenty of vacant restaurant...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:11 AM
The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal from Applebee’s International Inc., which is battling a lawsuit from more than 5,500 bartenders and servers accusing the restaurant chain of underpaying them.
The high court declined to hear...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Sometimes you run across a business in a location that makes you doubt the sanity of the person who established it. La Bamba doesn’t quite rise to that level — it’s not down an alley or in a basement — but it’s in an unlikely...
| Jan 29, 2012
What started out as an effort to gradually downsize large business signs may end up shrinking those golden arches, along with other hallmarks of fast food chains across Glendale.
After tabling the matter in October, the Glendale City Council this week...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:55 AM
IHOP restaurants are serving up free pancakes all day today -- that's free as in libre, gratis, you don't pay a dime. That's how IHOP, previously known as the International House of Pancakes, celebrates National Pancake Day, by plating up a hot stack of...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:22 AM
DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based owner of the Applebee’s and IHOP restaurant chains, had a strong fourth quarter after suffering a severe slump a year earlier.
Several factors helped the recovery, including the company’s franchising...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:50 PM
An entertainment company with international ties will venture into the United States soon with a complex in the Exchange that will offer a wide variety of films with luxury seating and a full-service restaurant and lounge.
Five-Star Cinema has signed a...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:55 PM
According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, independent restaurants are struggling. Since the start of the recession, American consumers increased their patronage of larger chain restaurants and decreased the number of meals at mom-and-pop...