Lisa Jennings

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
Chipotle grows traffic 12.3% in 2Q
Company officials say customers aren't showing resistance to menu price hikes
Chipotle 2Q same-store sales rise 17.3%
Comps boosted primarily by increase in traffic
El Pollo Loco IPO expected this week
Pricing estimated in the $13 to $15 per share range
Real Mex CEO steps down
Company declines to comment on reasons for departure
Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent names first president of international
Ned Lyerly promoted to lead aggressive growth overseas
Taco Bell introduces Grilled Breakfast Burritos
Chain again takes aim at competitor McDonald's in ads touting new breakfast item
San Diego lawmakers approve minimum wage hike
Hourly rate to rise to $11.50 per hour in 2017
Report: Restaurant sales fare poorly in June
Consumer spending trends bode well for latter half of 2014
Restaurant-marketplace Bottega Americano to debut
San Diego chefs, restaurateurs collaborate on new concept
HMSHost names new president, CEO
Company veteran Steve Johnson will replace Tom Fricke
Taco Bell updates menus to focus on protein
Chain's Cantina Power lineup drops gourmet ingredients in favor of meat
Patxi's Pizza
Patxi’s Pizza appoints chief concept officer
Peter Serantoni appointment and new supply chain hire bolster growth plan
Mad Greens to launch new prototype design
New look will set stage for future growth
Carl's Jr., Hardee's promote healthful items
Indulgent items still star in new racy TV spots
5 prime markets for restaurant growth 
Five cities that are particularly attractive targets for restaurant growth
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