Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 818.728.9008 From the Los Angeles office, Lisa Jennings covers companies based in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Alaska and Hawaii.

The Power List 2015: No. 3 Steve Ells
Did Ells have the vision to tap a growing consumer desire for better food, or did Chipotle train a hungry audience to expect it?
The Power List 2015: No. 2 Howard Schultz
Chairman, president and CEO, Starbucks Corp.
Blaze Pizza to make first international move
Fast-casual pizza chain plans at least 60 restaurants in Canada
BJ's expects 4Q same-store sales to rise 1.2%
Earnings preview indicates turnaround strategies are gaining traction
Starbucks to lay off workers at Seattle headquarters
Company to eliminate positions no longer aligned with growth strategy
Chipotle suspends pork sales at hundreds of restaurants
Supplier failed to meet company’s animal welfare standards
Bruxië names Dave Barrows first president
Former brand and strategy consultant to lead waffle sandwich chain
The Power List 2015: No. 2 Howard Schultz
Schultz contends that seeing the brand’s performance “through the lens of humanity” is good for business.
Restaurant Marketing Watch: McDonald's 'Signs' ad sparks controversy
What some see as tacky, others see as inspiring
Jamba Juice parent names two new directors in concession to activists
Move will avert battle for control over the company
Quiznos names Doug Pendergast president, CEO
Former Krystal CEO to replace Stuart Mathis, who has resigned
Latest restaurant promotions highlight health, not calories
Brands look to stand apart from typical low-calorie menus
Starbucks COO to take extended unpaid leave
Company gives no explanation for planned departure of Troy Alstead
Dunkin’ Donuts to open 1,400 units in China
Move is largest franchise agreement in company history
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