The fast casual pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen Inc has announced they are moving their corporate office from its current location in Redondo Beach to Costa Mesa. The new office space will be more open and, tech forward than its current space.
The move will take place in the next few weeks the exact timing could vary a little because of COVID restrictions. The restaurant chain has less locations than prior to the pandemic but about three quarters of its employees are back to work. The pizza chain known for its exotic toppings now has about 155 restaurants and about 7,500 employees.
The recent closure of the Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Huntington Beach pier as well an location in Oceanside has made people wonder about the other Ruby’s locations. A spokesperson for the restaurant has said that its other current open locations including the original location at the Balboa Pier will remain open.
The other Ruby’s Diner locations currently open in Orange County include other than the for mentioned Balboa location as well as Anaheim, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Orange, and Tustin,
The location at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is currently closed with no word on when or if the location will reopen. I’m a big fan of Ruby’s with its good burgers and fries as well as thick milkshakes I’m going to have to visit the Balboa location soon.
Being a poor blogger I’m always on the look out for good food deals that’s why i often visit Cancun Juice in Costa Mesa. If you are not familiar with Cancun Juice they are a chain of restaurants known for their extensive Mexican food as well as freshly made fruit juices.
The food is all cooked to order which means it takes a little longer than your reheated general fast food but it tastes so much better. The juices are a little pricier but they are amazing with fresh fruits.
There are a lot of inexpensive food options on the menu but my go to is the Chicken Quesadilla. The tortillas are cooked on the grill and, you get ample chicken with cheese in each bite. The portion for $5.99 as you can see above is generous and, includes white and green dipping sauces as well as the shredded lettuce which to me is more of a garnish than a salad.
The staff are friendly they also offer you extra red or green sauce containers when you pick up the food. The place can get busy at times but if you haven’t checked it out its well worth it.
2200 Harbor Blvd suite E-150, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 873-5412
In somewhat of a surprise move Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the Stay At Home Order in several areas including Orange County. The change means lots of different things but one change is restaurants are now allowed to reopen their outside dining areas again.
Since December 6th all outside dining has been disallowed but with the change restaurants can now get their heaters, tents, chairs and tables back out to offer outside dining again. Restaurants are struggling under COVID and, a lot have already closed permanently this won’t help them all survive but it should be a boost for many restaurants.
Hopefully things slowly improve and we don’t have to visit closing down outdoor dining again which i think was a mistake in the first place by the Governor.
Inside dining hasn’t been allowed in Orange County since June of last year and, i cannot see that being allowed anytime soon.
Randy’s Donuts is scheduled to open later this month in the site of a former Jack In A Box on Harbor Blvd near Baker.
The famous donut shop is known apart from it’s donuts for the huge donut put on the roof of each location with the company name. The iconic sign even made its way in to the long running FOX show the Simpsons albeit with a different name.
No date has been announced yet for the opening date other sometime this month although with the current pandemic situation dates can change.
If you do want to check out Randy’s Donuts when it opens the location is at 2930 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa just South of Baker