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San Diego’s Jack in the Box (Nasdaq: JACK) chain is in a three-way tie as one of the least-liked fast-food chains in the United States, according to a report issued by the American Customer Satisfaction Index on Wednesday, based on surveys of 70,000 customers nationwide.

Carlsbad-based HomeFed Corp. announced Tuesday that it has successfully closed a private placement of $125 million of 6.50 percent senior notes due 2018.

The first half of 2015 brought news of high-profile public and private projects, and new state regulations for contractors.

2015 started out with the sad news that a beloved local restaurateur had passed. By summer, the number of San Diego’s craft breweries and restaurant openings and closures dominated headlines.

A nine-property, 523,123-square-foot San Diego retail portfolio has been sold for a reported $183.25 million to a partnership of Angelo Gordon & Co. and Citivest Commercial.

A new deal expected to be announced before the next Comic-Con will keep the major comic book and pop culture convention in San Diego through 2018.

Ike’s Place, a San Francisco-based sandwich shop known for its irreverent menu and cult following, will open its first San Diego location in August at The Hub in Hillcrest.

An acclaimed chef recently announced his next new restaurant will be based in San Diego.

There’s a new executive chef at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

After working in the travel industry since he was 23, Chris Lee created ACCESS Destination Services in 1999. ACCESS is a leading provider of group experiences at many destinations around the world. Lee pioneered a licensing approach to expand ACCESS, yet keep a strong local foothold. When the financial crisis devastated destination management, Lee repurposed extravagant corporate parties to community service events and established ACCESS as the leader in corporate social responsibility programs, which continues to this day.

While pursuing an MBA at UCLA in 2006, Ben Hemminger joined his sister-in-law, Sara, to expand her business of buying and selling Louis Vuitton bags on eBay. Running Fashionphile LLC from his home at night, Hemminger turned the company into the undisputed authority for making luxury handbags accessible. Realizing his business was the ultimate education, Hemminger left school after the first year. He focused on developing the Fashionphile brand, building a sales channel that includes a custom e-commerce site and aggregating a staff of experts to handle dozens more luxury brands. With Hemminger at the helm, this tightly run family company has organically grown to different locations within California.

Americans are dining out more than ever and their taste for what and where they’re eating is changing.

A large number of local restaurant workers say their bosses often siphon off their tips, force them to work through breaks and fail to pay for overtime, according to a survey released Tuesday by San Diego's Center for Policy Initiatives.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer worked a brief stint as a beer tapster this week as he helped kick off the three-day National Homebrewers Conference at the Town and Country Convention Center in Mission Valley.

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Bertrand at Mister A’s has been a go-to spot for celebratory meals for generations of San Diegans.

Next weekend’s annual AirShow San Diego at Gillespie Field in El Cajon will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and will feature a number of fighter aircraft from that period.

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that it plans to open a 124,000-square-foot store in a new as-yet unnamed 585,000-square-foot shopping center to be developed by Caruso Affiliated at the junction of Cannon Road and Interstate 5.

The city of San Marcos still has room for large-scale projects, although the lack of redevelopment funds may make construction difficult.

Time to get out the stretchy pants and elastic waistbands.

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