Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

From the Los Angeles office, Lisa Jennings covers marketing and companies based in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Alaska and Hawaii. She also covers restaurant operators in California for sister publication Restaurant Hospitality.

Reach Lisa at or 818.728.9008.

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew coffee
Starbucks debuts Nitro Cold Brew coffee
Coffeehouse chain plots ownership of growing cold-coffee category
Chick-fil-A names new president, COO
Former executive vice president of operations Tim Tassopoulos started as hourly worker
California restaurants advised to post BPA warnings
Recently added to the Prop. 65 list, the chemical is common in bottles, cans
Popeyes restaurant
Popeyes 1Q same-store sales growth slows
Quick-service chicken chain claims greater domestic market share
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Tech spotlight: Wingstop upgrades online ordering
Wing chain builds online/mobile sales with POS rollout
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Meeting consumer demand for sustainable beef 1
McDonald’s, Elevation Burger and ranchers grapple with a changing world
Red Robin, UberEats, The Kitchen on evolution in a changing economy
How brands can turn the tables on convention
Grubhub GrubCentral
What’s new in tech: Delivery, scheduling, customer tracking solutions
Technology providers showcase their wares at the NRA Show
Labor crisis hits teens 
Operators may miss opportunity to train next generation of workforce
Building a holistic benefits program 
Lifestyle benefits help operators attract and keep top talent
Starbird breakfast sandwich
Starbird aims to elevate the quick-service experience 
Co-founder Aaron Noveshen describes chicken-based concept as “super-premium fast food”
Starbucks Southwest Steak Wrap
Starbucks offers $8 bundled lunch deal
Coffeehouse chain joins crowded landscape of value meals
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Starbucks issues first Corporate Sustainability Bond
Funding will support ethical coffee-sourcing program
A look at Applebee's new wood-fired grill menu
The chain undertakes a massive overhaul in an effort to rebrand
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Red Robin pledges to refocus on everyday value
First quarter disappoints, but innovation will rebuild traffic, officials say

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