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.

Jamba Juice parent to cut 23 jobs from support center
Move part of ongoing efforts to cut $30 million in G&A costs
NLRB designates McDonald’s as joint employer
The move exposes franchisors to liability for franchisees’ employment practices
21 states to increase minimum wage in 2015
NRN breaks down what restaurant operators can expect in each state
Luby's shows growth in 1Q
Four new combination locations opened in fiscal 2014
Tracking restaurant technology in 2014
Mobile ordering and payment are standout trends from the year in technology
Dunkin’ Brands trims 2015 forecast
Company points to consumer pressure, weak packaged coffee sales
Ruby Tuesday loses momentum in 2Q
Worse-than-expected same-store sales fall 1%, traffic falls 1.3%
Restaurant Marketing Watch: McDonald’s seeks new charity to engage Millennials
Some suggest making charity more relevant instead of looking for new idea
NLRB ruling expected to clarify ‘joint employer’ standard
The decision will have broad implications for franchising
Survey: Consumers to dine out more, spend less
AlixPartners finds that average consumer spending per meal is falling
Blaze Pizza to lead fast-casual pizza chains in units open
Chain to hit 50 units by mid-December; growth to accelerate in 2015
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Carl’s Jr. to go all natural
All-Natural Burger features grass-fed, free-range beef that has been raised without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids
More menu labeling details emerge
Several parts of federal rules remain unclear
Chick-fil-A rolls out mobile payment
Order-ahead option to be available nationwide in 2016
Starbucks: Mobile, food sales to drive growth
Company will also expand premium coffee line, dayparts as part of five-year plan
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