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.

McDonald's creates new customer experience, digital roles
Fred Ehle is first vice president–customer officer; Julia Vander Ploeg is first U.S. vice president–digital
Restaurant Finance Watch: Positive August sales bode well for industry  1
Same-store sales during the month of August rose between 3.5 percent to 4 percent on average
Report: Restaurant same-store sales up 2.9% in August 
Industry traffic remains lackluster
Johnny Rockets unveils new multi-format prototype
Johnny Rockets Route 66 includes drive-thru, drive-in, food truck, movie theater pop-up
Report: Jimmy John's exploring sale
Sandwich operator hires investment bank North Point Advisors, Reuters reports
Protein Bar names new president, COO
Former Boudin Bakeries executive Samir Wagle will lead the growing fast-casual concept
Panda Express rolls out mobile ordering nationwide
Multiple guests can order collectively across devices
California Governor signs paid sick leave mandate 1
Employers must offer at least three days of leave by July 2015
Krispy Kreme traffic turns positive in 2Q
Net income rose 23 percent during the quarter
Dave & Buster's files for $100M IPO
Filing marks operator’s third attempt in six years to go public
McDonald's same-store sales fall 3.7% in August
Company reports worst global same-store sales decline in a decade
Einstein Noah names Frank Paci CEO
McAlister’s Deli president and CEO to lead bagel operator
Brix acquires Souper Salad and Greenz
Multiconcept franchisor adds healthful concepts to portfolio
Taco Bell tests biscuit taco
Chain also plans to roll out two new A.M. Crunchwraps in October
El Pollo Loco reports first earnings as public company
Second-quarter same-store sales rise 5.4 percent
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