STARTUP: ‘Shark Tank’ Boosts Interest; Co. Battles Knock Offs
Founded in 2016 by CEO Noel Durity, a San Diego-based real estate broker, Twist It Up Comb came about after Durity realized using an actual tennis racket in a circular motion to twist his afro-centric hair was not only functional, but also cost-effective and sanitary; most twisting products currently in the market are porous sponges that tend to wear out after time.
Cucina Sorella in Kensington and Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill, El Jardin in Point Loma, Juniper & Ivy in Little Italy, Kettner Exchange also in Little Italy, Lola 55 in the East Village and Solare at Liberty Station all made this year’s list.
According to a news release, the move is part of the second phase of SAN’s airline relocation efforts to improve services.
According to a news release, Societe self-distributed for seven years, since launching in 2012.
According to a news release, Jean M. Birch and John P. Gainor will each serve on the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees of the Jack in the Box Inc. board.
STARTUP: Event Creates 4 Tracks, Recognizes Need For Strengthening Teams
Once started as a way for founders to trade ideas, San Diego Startup Week continues to get larger every year as it brings in thousands of attendees. This year, the festivities will have a home in the San Diego Convention Center for the first time.
DINING: Attention to Detail Goes From Pay to Product Freshness and More
Richard Walker Sr. is the owner of two Richard Walker’s Pancake House restaurants in Chicago and the flagship downtown location in San Diego. Richard Walker Jr. is the owner of the La Jolla property as well as the latest addition up in Carlsbad.
According to a news release, Eric Bauer, who comes from Zume Inc. in San Francisco, a delivery-only pizza company powered by robots, assumed his new position earlier this month.
TECHNOLOGY: Transit Agency Inks $68.2M, 5½-Year Deal
Cubic Corp. received a $68.2 million contract extension to maintain and support the fare collection system for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LA Metro.
RETAIL: Co. Bans Pet Foods Containing Certain Ingredients
Petco Animal Supplies Inc., a San Diego-based pet supply retailer, in conjunction with JustFoodForDogs, a California-headquartered company that makes preservative-free food for dogs, will open its first health and wellness kitchen for dogs at its flagship store in New York City.
BEVERGE: It Plans To Add Production Capacity to Vista HQ
Vista-Based NuZee Inc., a specialty coffee company founded in 2011 and with 15 local employees, will open a new facility in Texas. According to a news release, the Plano, Texas, location will support the company’s pour over co-packing services business.
This concludes the company’s search for strategic and financing alternatives, the business said in a news release.
According to a news release, the shared pod hotel concept is expected to be one of the first of its kind in the country.
DINING: Rating System’s Recognition to Show Advances in Food Scene
By the end of the summer, San Diego plans to join the elite group of cities in the state of California — so far, only San Francisco — to feature Michelin-rated restaurants.