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 by Lisa Jennings
Quiznos files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy
Move comes after lenders approved pre-packaged plan to reduce debt
Starbucks to roll out innovations in mobile platform
Company says new mobile features could be "holy grail" of throughput
Papa Murphy’s files for $70M IPO
Pizza chain will trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
Survey: Consumers expect to spend less on dining out in 2014
Consumers plan to pull back due to concerns over health, finances, says AlixPartners
Jamba narrows loss in 4Q
Company says it delivered on strategic and financial targets
Activist investors target BJ's Restaurants
SEC filings reveal plans to nominate new board members
Bob Evans swings to profit in 3Q despite weather
Company also announces retirement of president Randy Hicks
Famous Dave's president, COO asked to leave
Christopher O’Donnell to step down weeks after CEO resigns
NRA: Restaurant operators optimistic about year ahead
Restaurant Performance Index sees modest gain in January
Quiznos franchisees hopeful on changes to business model
Franchisee association expects debt resolution to speed progress
Einstein Noah 4Q net income rises 53%
Company sees positive same-store sales despite bad weather
Noodles & Company 4Q profit jumps 54%
The company expects winter weather to dampen results for year ahead
DineEquity reports mixed same-store sales for 4Q, 2013
Sales fell at Applebee’s but rose at IHOP domestic units
Outback Steakhouse to close 22 units in 1Q 
Parent Bloomin’ Brands to focus on digital initiatives, remodels, daypart expansion
Applebee’s names Steven Layt president
Michael Archer has stepped down from the position at the casual-dining chain
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