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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KFC to roll out Nashville Hot Chicken
Jan. 18 launch is expected to spice up football playoff season
Marisa Thalberg promoted to CMO at Taco Bell
Chris Brandt resigned to pursue other opportunities
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Chipotle CEO 'extremely confident' food-safety crisis is over 3
The chain's push to invite customers back scheduled for mid February
East Coast Wings & Grill names Stacey Kane CMO
Promotion expands Kane’s marketing responsibilities
Spicy Tuna with Citrus Kale base
Sweetfin Poké investment round ignites new growth
Raw-fish-bowl concept aims to make flavors of sushi more accessible
Denny’s expects highest annual same-store sales growth in decade
Company credits brand revitalization for the strong fiscal year
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Taco Bell to reveal new menu item during Super Bowl 2
Chain aims to build suspense with redacted press release
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Federal Chipotle investigation raises jurisdiction questions
Wall Street reacts to worse-than-expected projections of negative sales
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Chick-fil-A closes high-profile Manhattan restaurant temporarily
Health inspectors cite unit with multiple critical violations
Mobile ordering is emerging as the fastest way for Starbucks customers to order.
NRN predicts digital disruptions coming in 2016
West Coast Bureau Chief Lisa Jennings predicts what's next in digital for the restaurant industry
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Starbucks expects to beat record for holiday gift-card sales
Chain anticipates flood of last-minute purchases on Christmas Eve
Analysts: Crisis likely to take greater toll on Chipotle sales
Ongoing reports of foodborne illness to cause additional headwinds
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Applebee’s sets sights on turnaround in 2016 1
New prototype design, upgrades to bar and menu in works
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2015: A year of disruption in restaurant delivery
Restaurant chains, third-party providers battle for pieces of the delivery pie

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