| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 10:27 AM
After recoiling from an unpopular spike in the cost of outdoor dining fees to $650 last year, the city is returning to the table with four options to soften the increase, but with more input from restaurant owners.
Only seven restaurant owners showed...
| 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....
| Jun 17, 2012
When Frank's Restaurant, a Burbank landmark, went dark in March, a collective cry went out from Clybourn to Alameda avenues, from Forest Lawn to Bel Aire drives.
The Media City has seen too many of its longtime restaurants, dives and greasy spoons...
| 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...
| 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...