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.

El Pollo Loco gets strong first-day pop with IPO
Stock price up 66 percent by late afternoon trading
Starbucks: Food sales boost traffic, average check
Chain to test mobile ordering, paying ahead for pickup later this year
El Pollo Loco prices IPO at $15 per share
Trading scheduled to begin Friday
Starbucks' 3Q net income rises nearly 23%
U.S. same-store sales increase 7 percent
Dunkin' downgrades outlook after disappointing 2Q
Consumers still struggling to overcome macroeconomic challenges
Dunkin’ teams up with NAACP to bring more African-Americans into franchising
The partnership will yield investments in training and recruitment
Cheesecake Factory 2Q net income rises 5%
Same-store sales positive for 18th consecutive quarter
Chipotle grows traffic 12.3% in 2Q
Company officials say customers aren't showing resistance to menu price hikes
Chipotle 2Q same-store sales rise 17.3%
Comps boosted primarily by increase in traffic
El Pollo Loco IPO expected this week
Pricing estimated in the $13 to $15 per share range
Real Mex CEO steps down
Company declines to comment on reasons for departure
Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent names first president of international
Ned Lyerly promoted to lead aggressive growth overseas
Taco Bell introduces Grilled Breakfast Burritos
Chain again takes aim at competitor McDonald's in ads touting new breakfast item
San Diego lawmakers approve minimum wage hike
Hourly rate to rise to $11.50 per hour in 2017
Report: Restaurant sales fare poorly in June
Consumer spending trends bode well for latter half of 2014
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