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IHOP Teams With Bamko for Pancakewear Apparel

In its latest in a series of unconventional branding campaigns, IHOP has debuted an online store where pancake enthusiasts can shop for IHOP-themed clothing and accessories.

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MedMen Names Former Apple Retail Executive as New CFO

MedMen Enterprises Inc., a cannabis company based in Culver City, has named veteran finance executive Michael W. Kramer as its chief financial officer, nearly three weeks after his predecessor abruptly resigned from his post.

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FatBrands Acquires Yalla Mediterranean

Fat Brands Inc. announced Dec. 4 it acquired restaurant chain Yalla Mediterranean for an undisclosed amount.

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Shipsi Raises $1.9 Million Seed Round

Venice-based logistics company Shipsi Inc. raised $1.9 million in a seed round, the company announced Nov. 28.

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Car Washes to Pay $1 Million in Back Wages

Two car washes in Los Angeles County have been ordered to pay more than $1 million in back wages to its employees.

First Nonstop Flights From LAX to Africa to Begin Next Month

With new route, LA will have nonstop access to six continents

Los Angeles International Airport will get its first nonstop flight to Africa starting next month as Ethiopian Airlines launches service from LAX to Togo and then onto Ethiopia, the airport announced Nov. 27.

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Order Out of Chaos: Canter’s Deli Scion Helps Restaurants Handle Delivery Glut

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Alex Canter was frustrated. He was at his family’s famed Canter’s Deli restaurant in the Fairfax District, and the often-bustling restaurant had an additional source of chaos: 14 tablets fielding online orders from third-party food delivery apps.

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Robo Chef: Miso Robotics Gets Out of the Lab and Into the Kitchen

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Miso Robotics Inc. doesn’t believe robots should take every job – just some unpleasant ones.

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Many Happy Returns: Company Makes Sending Back an E-commerce Purchase Simple

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Happy Returns Inc.’s name describes exactly what it set out to do: make e-commerce returns more pleasant for customers and retailers alike.

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Cooking Up Cash: Kitchen United Sees Fortunes Rise With Food Delivery Boom

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Pasadena-based Kitchen United offers its clients a place to cook.

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MedMen Enterprises Names Interim CFO

MedMen Enterprises Inc., a cannabis company based in Culver City, announced Nov. 16 it had appointed Jim Miller as interim chief financial officer.

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Southwest Airlines Adds Flights at Burbank, Ontario Airports

Southwest Airlines on Nov. 15 announced it was adding flights at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports, starting in June.

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UPDATED: Ontario Now Largest Outbound Freight Market in U.S.

Ontario is now the top market for shipments of outbound cargo in the U.S., according to trade magazine FreightWaves.

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Smart & Final Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Commerce-based Smart and Final Stores Inc. doubled its net income for the third quarter 2018, the company reported in its quarterly earnings Nov. 14.

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Sweetgreen Closes $200 Million Series H Round

Culver City-based restaurant chain Sweetgreen announced a $200 million Series H round today, bringing the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.

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