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.

Starbucks to add 500 ‘Reserve Bars’ to units
Premium brand featuring micro-lot coffees to debut at select locations
Starbucks 2Q same-store sales rise 7%
China/Asia Pacific region reports strong performance
Dunkin’ Brands raises revenue outlook for 2015
Dunkin’ Donuts traffic positive despite harsh winter weather
Popeyes addresses firing of pregnant employee 2
Houston franchisee invites Marissa Holcomb to rejoin team after public outrage, corporate statement
Cheesecake Factory 1Q same-store sales rise 4.2%
CEO cites strength of brand, differentiated guest experience
Chipotle begins offering delivery via Postmates 1
Fast-casual operator plans to enhance mobile payment
Chipotle 1Q same-store sales rise 10.4%
Increase driven primarily by higher average check
More quick-service chains add loyalty programs
Many see offer of rewards as natural next step in mobile technology
Restaurant Marketing Watch: 4/20 becomes unofficial day of the munchies
Chains tap marijuana references for April 20 promotions
The Counter to ramp up growth with fast-casual sister brand
Two formats offer flexibility for U.S., international expansion
Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria co-founder named CEO
Glenn Cybulski to take helm as fast-casual pizza brand prepares to grow
Coco’s, Carrows closures prompt former worker to file federal lawsuit
Attorneys seek class-action status to include others impacted by mass layoff
Menchie’s CEO to debut fast-casual pizza concept
Amit Kleinberger’s MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza to open on May 9
Yogurtland looks to differentiate with menu extensions
Chain considers adding Greek yogurt, pastries, cakes, more
Jamba Juice to expand refranchising effort
More asset-light model aims to position smoothie chain for growth
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Blogs & Commentary
Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 1

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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