COVID-19 Updates: Restaurants, Hospitality – Orange County Business Journal


BJ’s Restaurants Inc. on Monday said it will draw on its $250 million credit line, delay or cancel restaurant openings, trim expenses, and defer or suspend dividend payments, including one scheduled for tomorrow, March 24. The moves come to address the impact of the novel coronavirus on the company’s business.

BJ’s has 209 restaurants in 29 states and systemwide revenue of about $1 billion a year. It’s the third-largest restaurant chain based here after Taco Bell Corp. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

— Kari Hamanaka

March 23, 3:45 PM


Six hotels in Laguna Beach with a total of about 600 rooms and including the cities three largest have temporarily closed due to low occupancy levels and for safety precautions. The hotels expect to reopen in April or May.

— Katie Murar

March 23, 10:45 AM


Costa Mesa-based Vans Inc. parent VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC) will draw $1 billion on a credit line, idle its brick-and-mortar retail fleet, and withdraw fiscal 2020 guidance. VFC is based in Denver. Its brands include Timberland and Dickies.

— Kari Hamanaka

March 23, 9:00 AM


Restaurant operators including Habit Burger Grill and El Torito are calling on consumers to participate in The Great American Takeout. The campaign is aimed at ramping take-out and delivery orders to support businesses affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, with the kick-off March 24.

— Kari Hamanaka

March 21, 4:50 PM


Costa Mesa action sports apparel company Volcom LLC has had to furlough most of its staff, according to a report from industry trade Shop-Eat-Surf. Volcom, OC’s 10th largest apparel company, furloughed 75% of its U.S. team and all of its European staff, the report said. The company did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Business Journal.

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— Kari Hamanaka

March 20, 10:30 AM


Irvine business accelerator Octane rescheduled two health- and tech-related forums, from spring and early summer to late summer and early fall, in response to the coronavirus and an executive order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

— A. Leigh Corbett

March 19, 10:30 PM


Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive stay-at-home order for Californians Thursday evening. Businesses such as gas stations, pharmacies, grocery and convenience stores, banks, laundromats or restaurants offering take out and delivery are exempt.

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Business owners—both large and small—are shifting operating models where they can amid store closures or modified hours. The Business Journal is tracking these closures and other efforts by businesses to maintain operations. This listing will continue to be updated as the situation changes.

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March 19, 2:00 PM


Brea Mall, Brea: Closed until March 29

MainPlace Mall, Santa Ana: Closure effective March 18, management monitoring situation.

Pacific Sunwear of California LLC: All stores closed through March 28.

Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo: Closed until March 29.

South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa: Reopening March 31.

The Outlets at Orange, Orange: Closed until March 29.

Tilly’s Inc.: All 239 U.S. stores closed through at least March 27.

Outlets at San Clemente, San Clemente: Closed through March 31.


Andrei’s, Irvine: Offering curbside take out and delivery on a la carte lunch and dinner menus, family meal packages.

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Dough & Arrow, Costa Mesa: Offering takeout cookies and coffee, in addition to third-party delivery.

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Bootleggers Brewery, Fullerton/Costa Mesa/Redlands: Open noon to 8 p.m. for beer to go. Online shop set up for beer orders, delivery.

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Burnt Crumbs, Huntington Beach/Irvine: Curbside takeout and third-party delivery, with brunch being offered for delivery for the first time. Sister concept Burntzilla has also switched to takeout only, with family meal kits for up to four for $40.

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GameCraft Brewing, Laguna Hills: Delivery and takeout on craft beers in 32-ounce cans, plus menu of pub classics and fusion fare.

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The Habit Burger Grill: Operating for in-store takeout, delivery and drive-thru at select locations.

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Lazy Dog: Offering takeout and delivery in California. Chain’s restaurants are offering Friends + Family meals for five starting at $25. Lazy Dog Pantry pack, for $40, includes milk, eggs, butter, chicken and toilet paper.

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Luna Rossa, Tustin: Italian restaurant now selling flash-frozen pasta kits.

To Order: (714) 259-0861

Marché Moderne, Newport Beach: Offering takeout for the first time, with an expanded menu and curbside takeout from 12 to 8 p.m. daily. The menu will change daily. OC delivery is $10, with 24-hour advance notice on all orders. Pick-up orders 30% off through March 22.

To Order: (714) 259-0861

Roba Noodle, Tustin: Free delivery within three miles of Union Market location. Sauces for cooking can also be purchases.

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tustin: Curbside pick-up at Tustin, La Jolla locations. Select meat cuts will also be available to cook at home.

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To Order: (714) 258-7600


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