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.

Qdoba to promote COO Keith Guilbault to president
Current president Tim Casey will step down in June
CDC to Chipotle: Outbreak updates protect public
Letter responds to Chipotle criticism of CDC’s handling of crisis
Applebee's restaurant
Applebee’s poised for ‘game-changing’ brand reinvention  2
IHOP may soon offer delivery by third-party service, parent company says
Habit Burger Grill logo
Habit Restaurants CEO: 2016 off to a good start
Company same-store sales rise 2 percent at fast-casual burger chain
ShopHouse continues slow and steady growth
Still a “growth seed” brand, more ShopHouse units planned for existing three markets
Chipotle chorizo burrito
Chipotle considers adding chorizo to the menu 2
Addition is part of overall plan to bring customers back
MOD Pizza appoints IPO veteran Bob Barton as CFO
Barton will help set the financial stage for aggressive growth
Pacific Catch restaurant
Pacific Catch captures significant private-equity investment
Brentwood Associates plans to grow polished-casual seafood chain in new markets
Chipotle Teacher Appreciation Day
Chipotle offers teachers free food
Latest freebie is expected to boost improving traffic trends
Starbucks logo
Starbucks on loyalty changes: So far, so good
Shift is expected to fuel mobile order and pay adoption
Starbucks cups
Starbucks global 2Q same-store sales rise 6%
Consolidated net revenue increases 9 percent, reaching $5 billion
Taco Bell DoorDash
Taco Bell faces growing pains with delivery
A close look at the chain’s partnership with delivery provider DoorDash

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