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Restaurant and Catering Industry

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  • Son of Zankou Chicken founder opening Ara's Tacos

    Son of Zankou Chicken founder opening Ara's Tacos
    A member of the family that created Zankou Chicken is staking his name — actually his brother's — on his ability to replicate the success of the rotisserie chicken chain with a new Mexican restaurant called Ara's Tacos. Steve Iskenderian, 34,...
  • Glendale-based DineEquity is filling up on franchisees

    Glendale-based DineEquity is filling up on franchisees
    DineEquity Inc. isn't a name that would be familiar to most people, but they've probably eaten at one of the Glendale company's well-known restaurant chains: Applebee's and IHOP. The first International House of Pancakes opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, a...
  • Restaurant melee brings arrest

    Restaurant melee brings arrest
    A restaurant patron was arrested Saturday after he allegedly refused to pay for his $46 squid and steak dinner that he claimed was "too rare," and then assaulted workers who tried to stop him from fleeing, police said. Joseph Lee was taken into...
  • Cash stolen from Rancho-area sushi restaurant

    A burglar pried open a security door and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday from a Riverside Rancho neighborhood sushi restaurant, police said. The owner of Sushi Nishi-Ya arrived at his business in the 1700 block of Victory Boulevard at about...
  • Gatto's 'Shakedown' bill gets halfway home

    A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote. The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
  • Glendale's Marketplace gets a new owner

    Glendale's Marketplace gets a new owner
    A Dallas, Texas-based investment firm has purchased the Glendale Marketplace on Brand Boulevard, seeing major potential in the retail plaza that is home to stores and restaurants including HomeGoods, Outback Steakhouse, Old Navy and the four-screen Galaxy...
  • An uncertain chapter for bookstores

    An uncertain chapter for bookstores
    Worlds fill the walls of Brian Draper’s Burbank bookstore — global maps, a “histomap” offering a timeline of human events, a 4-foot high map of California. These worlds are about to come down. After nearly 25 years, Draper is on...
  • Popular food trucks put in drive

    Popular food trucks put in drive
    For some cooks in Burbank, fast food has meant the kitchen moves at least 1,000 feet every 15 minutes. Burbank law requires food trucks to move to a new location at least 1,000 feet every quarter hour. After three hours, they can return to previous...
  • Small Wonders: Prime spots for people watching

    Small Wonders: Prime spots for people watching
    We've all seen them. They take up space on the sidewalk outside reputable businesses. We try not to look at them, but wonder how they got themselves to this. We secretly loathe them. They sit there, unkempt, sucking oxygen, unaware that there are hard-...
  • Cooking up careers

    Cooking up careers
    The scent of baked bread mingled with chopped onion and celery in the kitchen of the Los Robles building on the Glendale Community College campus. It was 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and students in the Advanced Food Preparation class were completing the dishes...
  • Chicken dinner is a cluck above the rest

    Chicken dinner is a cluck above the rest
    There is a chain of chicken restaurants (whose name begins with a Z) that has led the market in succulent, finger-smacking roasted chicken for years. It's definitely delicious, but the next time I'm hankering for garlicky chicken, hummus and pita, I'll be...
  • Shekarchi does stews delectably

    Shekarchi does stews delectably
    We're all familiar with kebab restaurants, with dozens of choices in the Glendale/Burbank area alone. But how many of us have gone deeper into their menus to savor some of the more complex and savory dishes of the Mediterranean and African countries?...