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.

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Meeting consumer demand for sustainable beef
McDonald’s, Elevation Burger and ranchers grapple with a changing world
Red Robin, UberEats, The Kitchen on evolution in a changing economy
How brands can turn the tables on convention
Grubhub GrubCentral
What’s new in tech: Delivery, scheduling, customer tracking solutions
Technology providers showcase their wares at the NRA Show
Labor crisis hits teens 
Operators may miss opportunity to train next generation of workforce
Building a holistic benefits program 
Lifestyle benefits help operators attract and keep top talent
Starbird breakfast sandwich
Starbird aims to elevate the quick-service experience 
Co-founder Aaron Noveshen describes chicken-based concept as “super-premium fast food”
Starbucks Southwest Steak Wrap
Starbucks offers $8 bundled lunch deal
Coffeehouse chain joins crowded landscape of value meals
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Starbucks issues first Corporate Sustainability Bond
Funding will support ethical coffee-sourcing program
A look at Applebee's new wood-fired grill menu
The chain undertakes a massive overhaul in an effort to rebrand
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Red Robin pledges to refocus on everyday value
First quarter disappoints, but innovation will rebuild traffic, officials say
Taco Bell restaurant
Taco Bell tests edgy new look with eye toward flexibility 4
Four new prototype designs will go into test this summer
McDonald's restaurant
McDonald’s is most-visited restaurant chain in America
Quick-service chain is second only to Walmart in foot traffic in April, Placed Insights data shows
Applebee's steak
Applebee’s rebranding makes wood-fired grill the star
New menu platform puts hand-cut meat at the center of the plate
Cheesecake Factory uses cartoon utensils to tell 'Made Fresh' story
Animated shorts will appear online and in social media
Qdoba to promote COO Keith Guilbault to president
Current president Tim Casey will step down in June

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