Lisa Jennings

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 Lisa.Jennings@Penton.com or 818.728.9008.

Articles
Cheesecake Factory logo
Cheesecake Factory 2Q same-store sales rise 0.3%
Regional economic slowdowns in Texas and Florida hurt traffic
Tasty Made logo
Chipotle to debut better burger concept this fall
Tasty Made will serve burgers, fries and shakes made from sustainable ingredients
Noodles & Company
Analysts see Noodles & Company leadership change as positive
Reset could boost momentum for struggling fast-casual pasta chain
BJ's logo
BJ’s reports soft 2Q same-store sales
Same-store sales fall 0.2 percent at the casual-dining operator
Newk's Eatery
2016 Second 100: Why Newk's Eatery is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 5 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Second 100 report.
Zoës Kitchen
2016 Second 100: Why Zoës Kitchen is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 5 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Second 100 report.
The Habit Burger Grill
2016 Second 100: Why The Habit Burger Grill is the No. 2 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 5 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Second 100 report.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
2016 Second 100: Why Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 5 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Second 100 report.
Starbucks Reserve & Roastery
Starbucks leadership changes herald new era for coffeehouse chain
Growth path includes focus on growing premium Roastery and Reserve concepts
Second 100 2016: Why Shake Shack is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Second 100 report.
Noodles & Company CEO Kevin Reddy steps down
Interim CEO and new board chairman named as replacement
Starbucks realigns senior leadership team
CEO Howard Schultz to focus more on global growth
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
Chipotle rewards program helps bring back loyal customers
Chain to amp up marketing messaging about food safety as it recovers from series of outbreaks
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
Chipotle 2Q same-store sales drop 23.6 percent
New loyalty program gains traction in July
Panda Express Fortunate Cookie bag
Panda Express launches Fortunate Cookie marketing campaign
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