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.

Così seeks new leadership after years of loss
Positive second-quarter results among franchisees offer ray of hope
Zoe’s Kitchen downgrades slightly for year
Second-quarter same-store sales rise 4 percent
Actor George Hamilton playing Colonel Sanders for KFC's Extra Crispy Sunscreen
KFC launches fried-chicken-scented sunscreen
Infamously tanned actor George Hamilton plays “Extra Crispy” Colonel Sanders
Hillary Clinton mobilizes chefs for presidential campaign
Pinterest board features contributed recipes
Real Mex shops for new brand
Casual-dining operator looks to double size of portfolio by 2017
Popeyes gains market share, but same-store sales slow
Operator downgrades guidance after second-quarter same-store sales weaken
Chipotle may add new directors to board
Chain responds to shareholder feedback calling for change
Fast-casual pizza players dominate Next 20 
The rapid increases in sales and unit count at these chains shows no sign of slowing
Young chains bring new energy to Next 20 
Fast-casual pizza chains top growth charts
Taco John’s president/CEO steps down
Jeff Linville will be replaced by CFO Jim Creel, who was promoted to president
Judge overrules attempts to dismiss Los Angeles antitrust case
Lawsuits charges restaurants with price fixing for discussing healthcare surcharge
Jinya Ramen Bar's Tonkotsu Black bowl
Jinya Ramen Bar plans coast-to-coast growth
Franchised brand introduces tonkotsu bowls to the masses
Blaze Pizza opens 150th unit at Disney Springs
Blaze Pizza opens 150th unit at Disney Springs
Chipotle to offer ‘Happy Four Hours’ in Midwest
Promotion is latest effort to drive traffic
Red Robin explores delivery, online ordering
Refocusing on value and speed will also help regain mojo, CEO says

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