Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 818.728.9008 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.

Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using nanoparticles in powdered sugar
Chain bows to consumer demand, but disagrees with potential for harm
MOD Pizza closes on $40M investment
West Coast fast-casual pizza player plans to expand in Midwest, East Coast
IHOP tests new prototype design
Pancake house goes for more modern look
Qdoba to open new prototype units
“In your face” design reflects chain’s bold flavors, officials say
Real Mex names Bryan Lockwood CEO
Former Tavistock chief executive is operator’s third CEO in four years
Domino’s enlists fans in sign spotting hunt
Chain highlights rebranding with “logo mission”
Taco Bell tests new Cap’n Crunch Delights 1
Cereal-inspired treats mark latest in co-branded partnerships
Popeyes to invest in employees, international growth
Chain reports 9.8-percent increase in 4Q same-store sales
IHOP reports best same-store sales in a decade
Parent DineEquity develops new long-term vision for sister brand Applebee’s
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza parent launches fast-casual concept
Ladeki Restaurant Group opens Table 89 in Las Vegas
Coffee Bean names senior VP of Asia Pacific
Andrew Nathan to lead coffeehouse chain’s growth in the region
New Norm’s owners look to grow iconic chain
65-year-old family-dining brand to get refresh
Einstein Noah to close 39 underperforming units
New owner has history of culling locations after acquisition
Applebee’s, IHOP to accelerate international growth
Brand revamp will fuel overseas expansion
Noodles & Company ends 2014 with positive sales
Operator hires ad agency to address gap in brand awareness
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