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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Chipotle tests new beverage lineup at Denver unit
Master sommelier tweaks alcohol offerings and sodas
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Report: Chipotle considers stepping into ‘better burger’ realm 3
Trademark application reveals potential new concept
ONE Group names new COO
Alejandro Munoz-Suarez replaces John Inserra effective March 31
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Taco Bell brings back Beefy Crunch Burrito
Marketing campaign promotes the rabid fans behind menu item
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Analyst: Menu price hikes needed to offset Calif. wage increase 2
Maxim Group analyst says restaurants would have to raise prices nationally
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It's official: California goes for $15 minimum wage 1
Gov. Jerry Brown announces agreement between lawmakers, union leaders
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Report: California lawmakers, union leaders strike deal to raise minimum wage
Tentative agreement calls for $15 hourly minimum wage by 2022, Los Angeles Times reports
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Starbucks to launch branded Visa card tied to loyalty
Other new programs tackle hunger in America and voter registration
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Red Robin acquires 13 franchised units
Move marks expansion into Texas markets
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Chipotle offers free guacamole and chips with ‘Guac Hunter’ game
Chain introduces latest in series of freebies and discounts to bring customers back
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Blaze Pizza triples sales in 2015
Largest fast-casual pizza chain more than doubles in size
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The rise of loyalty in limited service 
Brands battle for customer devotion with plans that aim to be effortless
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Chipotle: Free burritos help bring customers back
Marketing efforts will continue to feed ongoing recovery following foodborne illness outbreaks
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Chipotle same-store sales drop 26% in February, but show improvement 2
Chain hires meat-safety expert to head food safety

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