| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2011
Faced with a threatened crackdown on abuses, Burbank Realtors are policing themselves during a “probationary” period to preserve a city ordinance that allows them to put up as many as four 24-by-24 signs announcing a weekend “open house....
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:23 AM
An ex-convict has been charged with multiple counts of burglary and forgery after he used bogus $50 bills to change out and buy gifts at several Montrose businesses, police said.
Ronald Golden, 46, of Hawthorne pleaded not guilty Monday to one felony...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
After almost 25 years in Montrose, Rocky Cola Café will serve its final burgers on Sunday — an end wrought by stiffer competition from restaurants that have opened during the past two decades and a too slow recovery from the recession.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The former site of the controversial Montrose Collection, which has sat vacant since 2010, will become home to a new restaurant — Chandelier — after the owner addressed concerns about inadequate parking and gave assurances that the business...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week.
The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me...