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.

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Elephant Bar finds new owner in Genghis Grill parent
Chalak Mitra Group is taking over operations for the casual-dining chain
Centerplate CEO faces calls for ouster following dog abuse incident
Social media users also urge boycott of company's stadium concessions
Second quarter a disappointment for most public restaurant chains 
Lackluster reports also paint sobering picture for traffic
Restaurant Finance Watch: Burger King–Tim Hortons deal is about growth
It’s not about paying less in the way of taxes. It’s about growth.
Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons for $11.4B
Deal to create world’s third-largest quick-service company
2014 Next 20: Black Bear Diner
Lodge-themed concept elevates family-dining experience with casual-dining touches
Wienerschnitzel explores next-generation moves
Family re-affirms brand after death of founder
Carrols Restaurant Group to acquire 64 Burger King units
Chain’s largest franchisee to buy restaurants from Heartland Food
McDonald's USA president to retire
Mike Andres will replace Jeff Stratton in the role
Global Franchise Group acquires Hot Dog on a Stick
Firm acquires chain out of bankruptcy, plans for growth
Popeyes names new CFO following strong 2Q
The chain continues to steal market share in the quick-service chicken space
Popeyes 2Q same-store sales rise
Net income fell due to costs associated with executive transitions
Report: Restaurant industry traffic inches into positive territory
Same-store sales rose 3 percent industrywide during the month of July
Restaurant Finance Watch: Shake Shack reportedly considering IPO
Concept joins better-burger player Habit Burger Grill as possible IPO contender
A look at the latest fast-casual taco chains
Fast-casual Mexican no longer defined by burrito brands
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