| 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-...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:05 AM
After months of hostile volleys, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants has succumbed to a takeover bid from Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the Rainforest Cafe and other chains.
In a deal valued at $131.6 million, Houston-based Landry's will...
| Nov 13, 2011
The Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2009. So diners have flocked back to restaurants, filling tables and tip pockets, right? It depends on who you ask.
Some restaurants have hung on to their low prices to try to keep customers coming...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:16 AM
In his first State of the City address, Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes on Wednesday gave an upbeat, optimistic assessment of the city’s economic standing, saying that the city has weathered the economic storm.
Speaking to large crowd at the Marriott...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department.
The firm, Lifeworks...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:21 PM
The Loguercio family has seen good times and bad from behind the 24-seat counter at Chili John’s in Burbank since 1990. They say they are better people for the experience, but with rising food costs and the loss of a patriarch, the family faces a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...