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.

Hard Rock Cafe Hamish Dodds
Hard Rock International president and CEO to step down
Hamish Dodds will stay through early 2017 to aid transition
Diversified Restaurant Holdings names Phyllis Knight CFO
Knight replaces David Burke, now president and CEO, in a planned succession
MUFSO 2016 opens with celebration of Hot Concepts
57th annual event brings together nation’s foodservice leaders
Lemonade names new president, CEO
Co-founders to shift focus to food, culture, guest experience
How to win over the higher-income woman
Whatever the restaurant segment, quick-service included, the higher-income consumer is looking for food made with premium ingredients.
Why your restaurant needs single-person households 
With so much focus on certain age groups, one consumer group can be easily overlooked: Consumers who live alone.
BJ’s Restaurants blames presidential campaign for consumer negativity
Operator pulls back on growth plans to focus on sales
Dunkin’ Donuts doubles down on beverage positioning 
Focus will be on iced coffees, convenience
Starbucks names Belinda Wong CEO of China division
Chain plans to reach 5,000 units in China by 2021
Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill names first CMO
Steven Goldstein to oversee new market growth
Red Robin launches ‘Let’s Burger’ campaign
Multi-channel effort highlights joys of “burgering”
green burrito
Green Burrito unveils new menu inspired by fast casual
Sister brand to Carl’s Jr. upgrades food offerings
Dog Haus signs $500M franchise agreement 
Unusual deal for more than 300 units brings together capital, construction and franchisees
SBE takes majority stake in Umami Burger
As majority shareholder, SBE plans to grow Umami Burger worldwide
Which restaurant brands do teens love?
A Piper Jaffray & Co. survey asked teens what restaurant brands they like best.

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