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.

Holidays pose challenges for restaurants
Operators face tough comparisons with 2014, but economic indicators are strong
Chipotle Mexican Grill E. coli
Chipotle to reopen units closed after E. coli outbreak
The Pacific Northwest restaurants have been sanitized, food replaced
Expert: Proceed with caution around 'Fight for $15' strikes
Attorney warns restaurants to take care in their approach to workers’ protected activities
Popeyes reveals new look for international restaurants
Zydeco-inspired design is next step in chicken brand’s transformation
Wingstop upgrades guidance for year after strong 3Q
Net income grows nearly 60 percent
NLRB orders Chipotle to reinstate fired employee
Board upholds finding of unfair labor practices at St. Louis restaurant
Noodles & Company billboard for "real food" campaign
Noodles & Company to close 16 underperforming units
Seven closed in Texas, more to close in Washington, D.C. area
Habit Restaurants logo
Habit Restaurants 3Q same-store sales rise 2.9%
Unit openings to accelerate in 2016
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
Analysis: E. coli outbreak is latest in very bad year for Chipotle 1
Industry leader grapples with lawsuits, supply challenges, brand attacks and slowing sales
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
More Chipotle restaurants may be linked to E. coli outbreak
Company works with health officials to find source
Denny’s upgrades outlook for year
Brand revitalization efforts paying off, company says
Peet’s Coffee & Tea targeted by lawsuit alleging fraud
French press coffees have 25 percent less liquid than advertised, suit claims
Red Robin sees traction on brand transformation
Traffic declines as competitors step up discounting
Kona Grill restaurant
Kona Grill reports net loss for third quarter
Company cites lower-than-expected sales in Denver, Baltimore, Texas
Chipotle temporarily closes 43 units after E. coli outbreak
Company officials said they were unclear when restaurants in Washington, Oregon will reopen

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