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.

Red Robin brand transformation drives 2Q traffic
Ziosk tablet rollout to be complete before year’s end
Papa Murphy’s reports 2Q loss on Project Pie divestiture
Excluding charges, pro forma net income rises 45 percent
ONE Group COO John Inserra to step down
Steakhouse operator searches for replacement
Noodles & Company to focus on fresh ingredients, families
Brand awareness is key to building sluggish sales, officials contend
Increase in transactions boosts Jack in the Box 3Q same-store sales
Sister brand Qdoba Mexican Grill benefits from pricing shift and catering despite traffic decline
Noodles & Company reports 13% profit dip in 3Q
Limited-service concept plans to roll out a brand awareness campaign
Better burgers at Jack in the Box drive results
Qdoba Mexican Grill moves away from value seekers
Habit Burger Grill's 2Q same-store sales up 8.9%
The fast-casual chain’s transactions increased 3.8 percent
The Counter names Edie Ames president, COO
Wolfgang Puck Catering exec replaces Bryan Vicentini
Outrage over alleged big game hunting follows Jimmy John’s CEO 1
Social media highlights bigger link between executives and brand image
Former Weight Watchers exec named CEO of Snap Kitchen
Management shift follows $22 million capital fund raise
Sun Capital principal named president, CEO of Smokey Bones
Ryan Esko replaces Chris Artinian at the casual-dining chain
Denny’s expects strongest annual sales growth in a decade
Brand revitalization efforts continue to drive momentum
Denny’s Corp. upgrades sales outlook
Family-dining operator credits revitalization strategy for sales bump
CKE Restaurant Holdings to refranchise 50 Hardee's units
Serazen LLC will acquire and remodel the restaurants

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