Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 424.278.1400

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.

Articles by Lisa Jennings
Zoe’s Kitchen sets terms for proposed IPO
Company plans to price shares at $11 to $13 each
El Pollo Loco turnaround spurs IPO plans
Brand resets course for growth after several years of restaging efforts
A look at popular QSR breakfast sandwiches
Taco Bell is heating up the segment with its rollout of breakfast
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco with sausage
Taco Bell breakfast now available nationwide
New commercials take jab at breakfast market-share king McDonald’s
Subway quietly tests mobile ordering, payment
About 2,000 units in California have been testing a mobile app
Consumer Picks 2014: In-N-Out again leads Limited-Service rankings 
The burger chain lead the pack for the second year in a row in a segment where craveability is king
Newk's Eatery parent acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners
Private-equity firm also owns Huddle House, Checkers Drive-In
Restaurant sales growth slows in 2013
Technomic study shows 3.5-percent sales growth for 500 largest restaurant chains
Starbucks to roll out evening beer and wine to more cities
Shareholder meeting also reveals tea partnership with Oprah, more plans
Captain D's turnaround efforts gaining traction
New design, grilled seafood platform contribute to traffic gains
5 activist restaurant investors to watch 
Meet the shareholders pushing for change at major restaurant companies
QSR breakfast battle escalates 
Observers say Taco Bell poised to rise and shine
Report: Weak February restaurant sales dampen 2014 forecast
Operators remain optimistic for better traffic, sales with spring weather
Quiznos files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy
Move comes after lenders approved pre-packaged plan to reduce debt
Starbucks to roll out innovations in mobile platform
Company says new mobile features could be "holy grail" of throughput
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