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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Chipotle companywide meeting to mark a new era
Restaurants will close for lunch and reopen with new focus on food safety
Restaurant chains build buzz with Super Bowl reveals
NRN West Coast Bureau Chief Lisa Jennings looks at how quick-service brand campaigns stretch out marketing beyond game day
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Analysts: Chipotle faces long road to recovery
Company plans marketing blitz next week to welcome customers back
Criminal probe of Chipotle food-safety practices expanded systemwide 1
Chain asked to produce documents going back three years
Togo’s senior vice presidents promoted to C-level
Susan Koch, Todd Peterson move up within executive team
Former Corner Bakery exec named CDO of Smashburger
Michael Nolan to head development, franchise sales and information technology
CDC: Chipotle E. coli outbreaks appear to be over
60 people sickened in 14 states in two outbreaks
Taco Bell invites customers to pre-order its new mystery menu item
Customers will be able to pick up item before it is revealed in TV ad
A look inside new breakfast-and-lunch concept Egg N’ Joe
The new concept is designed to take a piece of the growing niche of full-service restaurants that serve only breakfast and lunch
IFA seeks Supreme Court review of Seattle minimum wage case
City ordinance discriminates against franchise operators, association argues
Johnny Rockets names Susanne Stover CFO
Former horse racing executive previously worked in restaurant industry
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Elmer’s Restaurants debuts breakfast-and-lunch concept
Egg N’ Joe borrows best of Elmer’s early daypart menu
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Restaurants reopen after blizzard-related closures
But operators that opened Monday found business was slow
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Starbucks mobile ordering, payment fuels 1Q growth
Delivery, targeted marketing features to be added this year
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A look inside new quick-service concept Locol
Locol, in Los Angeles, is the brainchild of chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson

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