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.

Peet’s to acquire majority stake in Intelligentsia Coffee
Agreement will bring another premium brand into portfolio
Starbucks: Mobile ordering, payment 'off to good start'
Although in its early days, digital investments are paying off, officials say
Starbucks Americas region takes lead in 4Q sales growth
Coffeehouse giant grows sales, traffic around the world
As IHOP shines, DineEquity focuses on Applebee’s
Applebee’s reported negative same-store sales in the third quarter
Qdoba Mexican Grill is now Qdoba Mexican Eats 3
Ongoing brand reinvention continues with new name
Cheesecake Factory 2Q same-store sales rise 2.2%
Company on track to open five more restaurants this year
Muscle Maker Grill promotes COO to president, CEO
New CEO Robert Morgan is one of founding members of franchise brand
Umami Burger CEO to move to Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Paul Clayton to head coffee company’s retail business
BJ's Restaurants
BJ’s Restaurants continues momentum in 3Q
Menu enhancements, operational efficiencies boost margins
Papa Murphy’s names Brandon Solano CMO
Marketing veteran previously at Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza
Dunkin’ Brands consolidates international leadership
Management reshuffle to focus on improving execution, profitability
SBE, The One Group terminate sale agreement
Decision to halt sale of Katsuya, Cleo brands is mutual
Chipotle to beef up mobile, online ordering experience
After choppy third quarter, analysts remain optimistic
Chipotle sales continue to slow in 3Q, despite traffic increase 1
Pork to return to 100 percent of units by fourth quarter
Grilled Cheese Truck expands brand portfolio
Company aims to create multi-brand mobile and brick-and-mortar operation

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