Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 818.728.9008 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.

McDonald’s to let customers ‘Pay With Lovin’’
Promotion part of effort to update “I’m Lovin’ It” tagline
HuHot Mongolian Grill to launch new fast-casual concept
NuHu Mongolian Express to debut Feb. 12 in Denver
Krystal names Carl Jakaitis CFO
Former McAlister’s Deli CFO replaces Linda Philp
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Restaurants will win on Super Bowl Sunday
Restaurants expect a big day for business on Super Bowl Sunday
Yoshinoya opens new flagship in Los Angeles
New design, menu, operational elements under consideration for brand revamp
Taco Bell cuts sodium in ongoing effort
Chain reportedly reduces sodium across menu an average 15 percent over five years
Rubio’s changes name, highlights seafood with revamp
“Rubio’s Coastal Grill” seeks to differentiate with fish tacos
Muscle Maker Grill acquired by multiconcept operator
American Restaurant Holdings affiliate plans to grow healthful chain
Starbucks to expand mobile ordering, payment
Company plans to offer service at more than 600 locations in the Pacific Northwest
Starbucks names Kevin Johnson president, COO
Johnson to replace Troy Alstead, who is planning sabbatical
Starbucks sees traffic rise over holiday season
Operating income increases 18 percent during first quarter
Report: Jollibee shopping for $1B US restaurant chain
Analyst names six potential targets for Filipino fast-food operator
Rita’s Italian Ice names former Arby’s exec CMO
Robin Seward will lead marketing, R&D efforts
State of the Union addresses paid sick leave, minimum wage
President Obama suggests moves some in the restaurant industry say could burden small businesses
Chick-fil-A names new CFO, CMO
Company also creates new chief people officer position
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