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.

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Coffee chain realigns leadership team
DOL to challenge overtime rules freeze
Federal agency files notice to appeal injunction
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Overtime rule freeze likely too late for restaurants
Many companies complied with the new rules this week
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Judge puts overtime rule on hold
Temporary injunction eases pressure on Dec. 1 implementation
Fast-casual pizza segment cools 
Saturation nears, the shakeout begins and national leaders emerge
Morgan Spurlock restaurant aims to expose industry food claims
Holy Chicken! concept designed to skewer “better-for-you” messaging
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Report: Chipotle and Pershing Square near deal on board changes
Settlement could avert potential battle over leadership
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Wolfgang Puck’s licensing company sued for trademark violations
Kimbal Musk’s The Kitchen objects to Puck’s use of same name
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Fast-casual chain looks to grow with high-end grocer.
BJ’s debuts ‘Buy a Hero a Beer’ program
Chain lets customers honor first responders with a cold brew
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Taco Bell launches queso
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