| 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A day after announcing plans to raise prices in 2014, Chipotle Mexican Grill watched its stock surge in intra-day trading to an all-time high.
The stock reached $511.10 a share on Friday before closing up 16%, or $70.67, at $509.74.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:25 AM
If you ever want to know why Fort Lauderdale is so lovingly referred to as Fort Liquordale, hang out around the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A late at night.
For more than 60 years, alcohol has been over-consumed at the two-story Elbo Room on...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Overall impression: Italio borrowed a page from Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill when it came up with its create-your-own, cafeteria-line-style system of ordering pasta bowls, salad bowls and wraps. But instead of submarine sandwiches or burritos,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is entering its 20s with another strong earnings report, a commitment to ditch genetically modified ingredients and an expanding Asian food concept.
In its second quarter, which ended June 30, the fast-casual chain and...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The slushies and skating carhops at Sonic Corp.'s drive-ins are a relative rarity in Los Angeles County, where 12 scattered units are overwhelmed by hundreds of McDonald's and dozens of Burger Kings.
But Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, hopes to become...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Q: My family loves the meatballs at Max's Harvest. I would like to surprise my mother-in-law and make them for her birthday dinner at the end of January. Do you think the chef would part with his recipe? — Nancy Lopez, Pompano Beach