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.

Reach Lisa at or 818.728.9008.

KBP acquires 24 KFC units
Franchisee plans to expand with acquisitions
Survey: Chick-fil-A, Texas Roadhouse rank highest among consumers
Consumers prioritize food quality over value, American Customer Satisfaction Index finds
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Restaurants show rainbow of support with #LoveWins
Marriage equality ruling presents marketing opportunity
Honor Society to debut 'fast fine' restaurant
Founders see Denver-based concept as a scalable brand
Noodles & Company names Mark Mears CMO
Former Schlotzsky’s chief marketing officer replaces Dan Fogarty
Jamba Juice, Bruegger’s Bagels to open co-branded units
Brands plan nine locations in Midwest, East Coast, New England
McDonald’s milk, juice sales rise
Study provides update on quick-service chain’s nutrition goals
Uncle Maddio’s receives equity investment
S&S Group will also become franchisees of growing fast-casual pizza chain
FTC injunction to block Sysco–US Foods merger upheld 1
Future of the deal between the two largest restaurant distributors remains uncertain
Make Out concept gets early equity investment
International financier Pierre Bastid invests in plant-based restaurant
Family-operated Le Boulanger plans fast-casual concept 2
Bakery-café chain is not related to Starbucks-owned brand
O’Charley’s names Ned Lidvall president
Industry veteran to lead chain during time of growth
Keith Kinsey leaves Noodles & Company to lead Portillo’s
President, COO of fast-casual operator to replace founder, CEO of hot dog chain
2015 Top 100: Market share trends analysis 
More targeted snack-based, specialty and ethnic brands won in the battle for market share this year
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Wendy's breaks new ground with day of engagement, live stream
Chain taps YouTube stars Rhett & Link to help promote summer beverages

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