Cousins Maine to take crack at franchising crustacean business.
Cousins Maine Lobster initiates pincer movement by franchising its food truck business.
AUTOMOTIVE: Shares of U.S. Auto Parts rise after investors back subsidiary.
Outside parties’ investment in struggling subsidiary revs up shares of U.S. Auto Parts Network.
RetroSpecs adds own line of pricey frames alongside restoration business.
Eyewear: Frame restorer RetroSpecs & Co. hopes customers like the look of its original collection.
Retail & Restaurants: Face Haus bases low-cost treatment on model used by Drybar.
Luxurious facials last an hour, often have to be scheduled in advance and don’t come cheap. But one local company plans to change all that.
Matchmaker uses DNA tests to pair up daters
Dating: Matchmaker Julie Ferman looks to turn romance into a science by using DNA tests to pair people.
Lemonade Restaurant Group, a cafeteria-style restaurant chain based in West Hollywood, has sweetened a deal with global investment firm KKR of New York.
Apparel: Producer hopes fresh focus can help boost status of low-profile event.
Apparel: Producer of Los Angeles Fashion Week looks to tailor struggling event around up-and-coming designers.
Chirp allows children to raise their voices while parents hang out.
Retail: Café Chirp cues up karaoke to pull in kids as well as their parents.
investment: Wall Street checks out Smart & Final to tune of $160 million.
Smart & Final became the sixth L.A. IPO this year as more businesses are sold on going public.
Fleurish puts together build-your-bouquet bar to stem expense.
Fleurish serves up DIY bouquet bar to nip flower prices in the bud.