After a glamorous runway show held Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Irvine-based Taco Bell has released photos of its first ever fast fashion apparel collection.
Irvine-based In-N-Out confirmed plans to add two more restaurants in the greater Las Vegas-area, boosting its total in Nevada to nearly 20 locations.
The new restaurants are scheduled to open at the corners of Sahara/Hualapi and Flamingo/Sandhill, according to Carl Arena, vice president of development and real estate for the iconic chain.
He said both locations are “still in the final permitting stages and there is quite a bit of preparatory infrastructure work to be completed before we can set a construction start date.”
Once construction begins, the restaurants will likely open within four to five months, Arena said.
“We’re really enthusiastic about
The specialty coffee scene in Orange County doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The latest gourmet cafes include a third location for Hidden House Coffee Roaster and a newcomer to the county, Steelhead Coffee, a popular Long Beach cafe.
Hidden House, with its flagship cafe in the historic Los Rios district in San Juan Capistrano, opened a location this spring near the Santa Ana train depot. The cafe roasts its beans and specializes in pour-over coffee. The coffee house is at 511 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
The coffee house owners also opened Dear Lacy in the same center. The bistro, at 601 E.
Communal tables. Self-serve ordering kiosks. Rustic brick walls. Bar counters with outlets for plugged-in millennials.
The snazzy decor is popping up at redesigned restaurants across Southern California. But if you think the posh amenities belong to fast-casual players like Panera Bread or Mendocino Farms, think again. The comfy environment is playing out at some of the region’s oldest fast-food brands.
McDonald’s, El Pollo Loco and Taco Bell are modernizing restaurants to cater to a new generation of diners seeking sophistication, as well as speed and value when gobbling a Big Mac or chalupa.
Fast food chains are striking while the iron is hot.