| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The U.S. restaurant industry should see another year of stalling customer growth this year after seeing flat traffic in the year ended in June, research firm NPD Group said on Wednesday.
Visits to quick service restaurants, the sector that includes...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Glenview's first Mariano's is preparing to open in October and is now hiring nearly 500 workers.
The 75,200-squared-foot grocery store is being built at the northeast corner of Golf and Waukegan roads as part of a larger development that also includes a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Chipotle Mexican Grill may be known for its giant foil-wrapped burritos, but the fast casual chain is venturing into the game app world. The company launched a new game app called "The Scarecrow" and an accompanying film Thursday.
The game follows a...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, some restaurants around town are offering food and drink specials for educators.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is having a $1 drink promotion. Teachers who present their faculty ID at any...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Teachers get a free meal with purchase at Chipotle Mexican Grill to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday. No coupon is necessary.
From 4 p.m. to closing at participating restaurants, teachers with a school IDs get a free burrito, bowl,...
| Jun 19, 2013
Even on his days off, Luis Adrian Torres was known to visit his co-workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Costa Mesa and lend a hand.
The grill needed to be cleaned at closing time after a busy day, and Torres did that and everything else enthusiastically...
| Jun 19, 2013
The family of a Costa Mesa teenager who died after a weekend car crash is raising funds for his funeral service.
Estancia High School alumnus Luis Adrian Torres, 19, died in a hospital Sunday after his Jaguar hit a tree along Susan Street near Sunflower...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:58 PM
The chief executive of a property management company for several residences near the site where a Costa Mesa teen crashed his car, leading to fatal injuries, has personally apologized to the teen's family after they were forced to remove a memorial...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:20 PM
At some point in his scholastic career, Luis Adrian Torres wrote an essay that debated the merits of homework.
"I don't think there should be more homework, don't you?" he wrote. The young man cited three reasons why: Homework ruins vacations, there...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The sense of malaise settling over much of the restaurant industry seems to have missed a spot: the still-growing fast-casual segment that includes chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread.
A new report from researchers at the NPD Group...