Caroline Anderson

Reporter (Retail, Restaurants, Hospitality)

Caroline Anderson covers retail, restaurants, and hospitality for the Los Angeles Business Journal. To contact her, email canderson@labusinessjournal.com. @caroline_mander

Email: canderson@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

Supervisors Move to Extend Gladstone’s PCH Lease

Lovers of Gladstone’s restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades probably still have another couple years to enjoy the seafood spot.

Chain Deals Reflect Larger Industry Trend

Mendocino Farms sells majority to private equity; Counter goes to franchisor

The local restaurant trade very much reflected industry trends last week as two chains were snapped up – one changing hands in a deal between private equity firms and the other going to a strategic buyer.

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Fat Brands Inc. Acquires Hurricane Grill & Wings

Fat Brands Inc., the Beverly Hills parent of the Fatburger restaurant brand, has agreed to acquire the 60-unit Hurricane Grill & Wings brand for $12.5 million.

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Owner of Counter Burger Chain Sold, Will Leave L.A.

Canadian behemoth franchisor MTY Food Group Inc. has agreed to acquire the franchisors of the Counter and Built upscale burger chain brands for an undisclosed amount.

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TPG Capital Acquires Fast Casual Chain Mendocino Farms

Private equity giant TPG Capital has acquired a majority stake in downtown-based fast casual chain Mendocino Farms.

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Do Hotels Have Room for Airbnb?

No big Airbnb effect yet, but industry wary.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Halo Is Tops

Low-calorie ice cream maker grew its revenue 7,400 percent in 2014-16

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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True Religion Out of Bankruptcy

Premium denim brand True Religion Apparel Inc. became the latest retailer to emerge from bankruptcy last month.

Departure of Bouchon Rattles L.A.’s Restaurant Industry

The news last month that world-famous celebrity chef Thomas Keller would close the Beverly Hills location of his French restaurant Bouchon on Dec. 31 came as a surprise to some in the L.A. restaurant industry.

Bouchon’s Departure Rattles Restaurant Industry

Beverly Hills bistro’s founder, Thomas Keller, blames lease dispute

The news last month that world-famous celebrity chef Thomas Keller would close the Beverly Hills location of his French restaurant Bouchon on Dec. 31 came as a surprise to some in the L.A. restaurant industry.

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