Paul Hibler, whose Pitfire Artisan Pizza small chain has garnered attention and awards, such as from the American Institute of Architects for the design of its Culver City store, gives advice on how to be a restaurateur.
Dunkin' Donuts has opened its first full expression locations on the West Coast—in Modesto and Santa Monica, California. They offer beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, along with comfortable restaurant seating and free Wi-Fi.
The California fair franchising initiative will get another hearing tomorrow in Sacramento. The joint effort by participating franchisees and supporters of franchisees has been substantial and herculean.
Judge Highberger strikes again. A California appellate court has upheld Highberger's ruling in favor of oil giant BP, permitting the franchisor of AMPM gas stations to keep debit card surcharges and vendor kickbacks.