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.

Latest Chipotle freebie: Drinks for students in September
Back-to-school promotion targets brand’s young audience
KFC extra crispy suncreen
KFC fans use Snapchat to bring out inner Colonel Sanders
Chain makes more ‘Extra Crispy’ sunscreen available
A breakfast concept grows in SoCal
Would you like whiskey with that marshmallow French toast?
Chipotle’s ShopHouse tests burrito format for Asian fare 1
Guests said, “No bowl, but can you wrap it all in a tortilla?”
Robot delivering pizza
The robot will take your order now 
Automated ordering via social media could be the way of the future
Newk’s Eatery names Michael Clock CFO
Former Good Smoke executive joins chain at time of growth
Così seeks new leadership after years of loss 2
Positive second-quarter results among franchisees offer ray of hope
Zoe’s Kitchen downgrades slightly for year
Second-quarter same-store sales rise 4 percent
Actor George Hamilton playing Colonel Sanders for KFC's Extra Crispy Sunscreen
KFC launches fried-chicken-scented sunscreen
Infamously tanned actor George Hamilton plays “Extra Crispy” Colonel Sanders
8 foodservice CEOs on the state of the operating environment
With a continued decline in overall restaurant industry sales, industry CEOs explain what economic and social conditions they see contributing.
Hillary Clinton mobilizes chefs for presidential campaign 1
Pinterest board features contributed recipes
Real Mex shops for new brand
Casual-dining operator looks to double size of portfolio by 2017
Popeyes gains market share, but same-store sales slow
Operator downgrades guidance after second-quarter same-store sales weaken
Chipotle may add new directors to board
Chain responds to shareholder feedback calling for change
Fast-casual pizza players dominate Next 20 
The rapid increases in sales and unit count at these chains shows no sign of slowing

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