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.

Applebee’s sells remaining company locations in Kansas City
Casual-dining chain is now 100 percent franchised
Starbucks loyalty grows beyond coffeehouse walls
Digital ecosystem aims to reinvent brick-and-mortar retailing
Starbucks 3Q global same-store sales rise 7 percent
Company reports strong traffic increases across all regions
Cheesecake Factory to launch ‘Superfoods’ menu platform
Menu, mobile app in test aim to appeal to Millennials
Dunkin’ Brands CEO blasts proposed NY minimum wage increase 1
Nigel Travis says lawmakers are “choosing to skirt the legislative process”
Cheesecake Factory 2Q net income rises 15%
Same-store sales for namesake brand increase 2.8 percent
Report: Former Subway marketing exec returns
Review of creative agencies also underway
Starbucks expands access to The New York Times via mobile app
Loyalty members in the U.S. will get top news of the day for free
Chipotle looks overseas for new pork supplier
Absence of pork from 40 percent of restaurants impacts 2Q sales, traffic
Chipotle 2Q same-stores sales rise 4.3%
Net income climbs 27 percent, to $140.2 million
Carl's Jr. Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger
Carl’s Jr. adds to All-Natural Burger line
Sister chain Hardee’s to roll out the burger for first time
2015 Second 100: Burger, pizza segments gain more market share
Sandwich, buffet segments see biggest declines
Il Fornaio to open new Tuscan farmhouse prototype
Casual-dining chain hopes to revive the brand for new growth
US Foods names Pietro Satriano CEO
Satriano to replace John Lederer, who will move to advisory role
SBE to sell Katsuya, Cleo
The ONE Group plans to expand high-end concepts

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