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What Diners Expect at Restaurants – Insights From RLC
From The Buxton Co

As younger generations gain buying power, their preferences and expectations are having an impact on the restaurant industry across all sectors.

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MARINATE
Catering company announces first brick-and-mortar in Hollywood, CA

Edited by Michael Blahy

After a failed business turned into a successful catering company, two knuckleheads take one more stab at a storefront.
With a successful catering company spanning from downtown Los Angeles, all the way to the Westside, partners Mat Yuriditsky and Scot Rogers make a second attempt at brick-and-mortar store.

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Tax Review Thwarted by “Property Owner” Technicality
by Michael Blahy

Lenity is especially appropriate because this case involves the presence of a type of party we rarely see in our Court: a happy family. Happy families are alike in a way particularly germane to the application of lenity here. The members of happy families often do not execute formal written agreements with each other, though they clearly understand and perform the bargained-for agreements between and among them.(Judge Rowan D. Wilson)

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All Customers Are Not Alike: Improving Profitability in the Restaurant Space

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry is oversaturated, especially in the quick-serve and fast casual categories and sales are ...

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MOD Pizza
Sets Aggressive Growth Plan

In mid-2016, MOD Pizza announced it had achieved a planned funding infusion intended to buffet the company’s growth plans leading into 2017. At that time, the company operated ...

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Decisions by Simply Doing Nothing

What is the statute of limitations when it comes to decisions on mixed-use, commercial, retail, residential construction projects made during a housing crisis?


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3 Applications of Mobile GPS Data for Brokers and Developers

Developing retail commercial real estate requires a substantial investment of resources including money, property, and time. Keen developers are willing to commit these resources because they understand that the payoff can be well worth it. However, ...

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LIDS
It’s Regarded as The Destination for Hats

The company playfully implores customers, “No matter where you’re at, wear a hat.” By serving the needs of a broad market base, encompassing everyone from core sports fans and fashion-conscious, trend-savvy teens to customers ranging in age from their 20s on up through retirement age, LIDS has become ...

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Goodwill Compensation

People love their donut and coffee while sitting in morning traffic on their way work. For over 30 years, Yum Yum Donut Shops, Inc. (Yum Yum), a chain of donut shops had the ideal location on Crenshaw Boulevard, half a mile from the ...

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Customer Analytics the Key to Success for Online Retailers Opening Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Once upon a time, everyone thought that online retailers represented the future of the retail industry. But as these brands have matured, they quickly discovered that physical stores have an important role to play in reaching new customers and driving ...

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Chipotle
A Consistent Fast Casual Segment Leader

Denver, CO based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has consistently ranked among the restaurant industries’ best performing companies. When it was founded in 1993, the goal was to provide tacqueria-inspired, affordably priced menu items, of a quality on par with fine dining, but delivered ...

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Assignment of Lease Obligation

Do brokerage commissions on a renewal of a lease get passed on with the assignment of a lease contract?

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Commercial Due Diligence Report Checklist

Commercial due diligence is an important aspect of the pre-investment process for private equity firms. Today, traditional commercial due diligence has been greatly improved by the introduction of ...

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CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Represents Savvy Retailing

Those familiar with formerly popular confections will recognize Charlotte Russe as a dessert invented by a noted French chef in the late 1700s, who named it in honor of his Russian employer, Czar Alexander I. It consists of a rather elegant ...

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Plot Plans the Heart of a Partial Taking

When property is being taken by eminent domain, who is responsible for accuracy in the documentation?

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