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.

Chipotle launches ‘real ingredient’ game
Online players can win a buy-one, get-one entrée free
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Famous Brands CEO focuses on growth 
Dustin Lyman’s goal: Getting TCBY and Mrs. Fields into the hands of more customers
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Report: 3 brands that will survive a restaurant recession
Analyst highlights fast-casual “moats” with significant competitive leads
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Survey: Chipotle diners less worried about food safety
But number of those eating less often at Chipotle remains high, survey says
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The Palm parent names new CMO
Karen LuKanic returns to the company after 14 years
Jamba plans to exit JambaGo platform
Company says self-service smoothie platform no longer fits with goals
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Orange Leaf tests drone delivery of frozen yogurt 1
Chain debuts delivery by air at college campus in Holland, Mich.
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Red Robin closes, rebrands 12 fast-casual Burger Works units
Company plans to rethink small-format concept with takeout and delivery in mind
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Chipotle to roll out chorizo nationwide
The spicy sausage hits all U.S. restaurants on Tuesday
A look inside Taco Bell’s first Brazil restaurant
Twenty-five units planned by 2019, part of push to reach 1,000 international locations
Jack in the Box launches 'Brunchfast' menu
Jack in the Box hopes to shake up the increasingly competitive breakfast daypart.
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Jury awards $7.7M in Chipotle manager sexual harassment case 
Two managers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Texas charged with harassment, assault
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House approves delay in overtime rule implementation
Bill faces tougher battle in Senate and potential presidential veto
Larkburger names former Taco Cabana executive CEO
Todd Coerver replaces co-founder Adam Baker, who resigned in June
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Jack in the Box to debut ‘Brunchfast’ 
Premium brunch platform aims to up the ante in competitive breakfast daypart

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