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.

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Starbucks details private health care exchange
Chain plans to expand health care benefits for U.S. employees starting in October
El Pollo Loco franchisee takes on transgender mission
California restaurants urged to promote inclusion
Meet the 2016 Golden Chain winners
Five top executives from some of the nation's most successful foodservice brands have been selected by NRN
Quiznos names Susan Lintonsmith president, CEO
Interim Katie Scherping steps down, new CFO also named
Jamba Juice
Inside Jamba Juice’s ‘Innovation Bar’
Jamba Juice will test new menu and design elements in its Pasadena, Calif. Innovation Bar that will serve as a learning lab.
Jamba Juice Innovation Bar
Jamba Juice opens new Innovation Bar in Pasadena, Calif.
Learning lab will test new menu and design elements
Starbucks invests in boutique Italian bakery concept
Princi will provide artisan products to the coffee chain's Roastery and Reserve locations
Survey: Concern about food safety at Chipotle hits 2016 low 1
But many customers continue to stay away
Qdoba to move support center from Denver to San Diego
Chain plans to hire 50 new employees across several departments
Taco Bell Cantina
Flagship Taco Bell Cantina to open in Las Vegas this fall 1
Two-story, 24-hour unit serving alcohol is the latest in the chain’s urban expansion
Starbucks to increase worker pay 5 percent
Stock plan award also will double for 2-year-plus employees
Consolidation and the future for fast-casual pizza 
Some will win. Some will lose. Who’s next?
Report: Chipotle may open burger concept called TastyMade 3
Eater says concept to debut in Ohio, citing anonymous source
Chipotle film
Chipotle film explores love, competition and processed food 1
Brand message refocuses on fresh, wholesome ingredients
Chipotle’s Crumpacker arraigned on drug charges 1
Exec faces seven counts related to purchase of cocaine and other substances

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