Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 424.278.1400

From the Los Angeles office, Lisa Jennings covers companies based in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Alaska and Hawaii.

Articles by Lisa Jennings
Chipotle to raise prices to offset rising food costs
Increase to come by beginning of third quarter
A look at the biggest fast-casual pizza chains
Meet the fastest-growing concepts in the competitive niche
Restaurants focus on throughput as a growth strategy  1
Efficiency is key to building sales in competitive environment
Report: Restaurants struggle with traffic despite rising March sales
Latest NRN-Miller Pulse survey shows improved sales but continued traffic declines
Popeyes CFO to step down
H. Melville Hope III leaving in May to pursue other opportunities
Taco Bell's Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco
Taco Bell unveils new taco on Snapchat
Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos to debut May 1
Quiznos sets efforts on helping franchisees build sales
Company to focus on menu, operational improvements as Chapter 11 restructuring proceeds
Tucanos Brazilian Grill poised to grow
Polished-casual restaurant aims to bring feel of Rio to new markets
Baja Fresh's new design is meant to emphasize brand attributes of freshness and
Baja Fresh revamps menu, design
Chain positions itself to better compete in fast-casual segment
Restaurant industry adds 30,000 jobs in March
Private employment in the U.S. reaches pre-recession levels
Uneven economic recovery challenges restaurant operators
Operators find new opportunities in niche segments, technology, menu, GEFF report finds
Patxi’s Pizza gets boost from private equity investment
Exec says deal will help chain compete with fast-casual brands
Café Rio rumored to be preparing for IPO
Owner of fast-casual chain interviewing banks, reports The Wall Street Journal
NRA: Operators maintain positive outlook in February
Optimism remains despite slight decline in Restaurant Performance Index
Zoe’s Kitchen sets terms for proposed IPO
Company plans to price shares at $11 to $13 each
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