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.

Reach Lisa at or 818.728.9008.

California Pizza Kitchen accelerates remodeling program
CEO G.J. Hart details casual-dining chain’s “Next Chapter”
LA operators mixed in response to proposed wage increase
City Council committee votes to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
Starbucks to create ‘music ecosystem’ with Spotify 1
Loyalty members can earn rewards with music-streaming subscriptions
Red Robin 1Q net income rises on brand enhancements
Company completes remodeling efforts at 122 locations
NRA Show: What’s new in restaurant technology
New tools intend to help operators better compete
New services disrupt restaurant delivery landscape 2
Third-party providers help restaurants become on-demand brands
Good Times looks to grow beyond Colorado
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar plot expansion
NRA Show keynote: Restaurants offer bridge to American dream
With many Americans struggling to get by, industry puts dream within reach
2015 MenuMasters Award winners celebrate
NRN honors the winners of its annual award for menu excellence
El Pollo Loco tests shrimp, beef menu items 1
Chicken-focused chain may make limited-time permanent
NLRB memo: Freshii not a joint employer with franchisee
Memo offers insight into definition of franchisor-franchisee relations
Calif. State Assembly approves legislation to protect franchisees
“Franchise Bill of Rights” would prevent franchisors from terminating contracts without good reason
Taco Bell to roll out Quesalupa systemwide
Cheese-stuffed shell wins approval of Toledo, Ohio, test market
Taco Bell applies for liquor license in Chicago 1
Company stays mum on potential plans for beverage menu
Jack in the Box: Buttery Jack burger drives 2Q sales
Company promises more menu innovation to come
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Blogs & Commentary
May 21, 2015

Will an IPO lift a restaurant chain's sales?

Free publicity from an IPO should be good for a restaurant chain's sales, right? Not necessarily....More
May 20, 2015

GMOs and other distractions 1

GMO-free items are one of many distractions that keep us from looking at the real problems with what we eat...More

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