I drove down Harbor Blvd. today and just south of Commonwealth on the east side is a space with a sign announcing the impending opening of Lizarran Tapas Restaurant http://lizarrantapas.com/. The website actually has a countdown till opening, which it says is scheduled for April 24.
A little googling shows that this is the first US franchise of a 350 unit chain http://www.grupolizarran.com/. At least it's a different kind of chain! If any well-traveled folks have knowledge of these restaurants please share with us.
i thought this was an interesting development given the discussion of Fullerton's restaurant situation (a famine of plenty) at the end of the topic at http://www.chowhound.com/topics/497516.