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.

Chipotle chorizo
Chipotle to roll out chorizo nationwide
The spicy sausage hits all U.S. restaurants on Tuesday
A look inside Taco Bell’s first Brazil restaurant
Twenty-five units planned by 2019, part of push to reach 1,000 international locations
Jack in the Box launches 'Brunchfast' menu
Jack in the Box hopes to shake up the increasingly competitive breakfast daypart.
Chipotle logo
Jury awards $7.7M in Chipotle manager sexual harassment case 
Two managers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Texas charged with harassment, assault
capitol building
House approves delay in overtime rule implementation
Bill faces tougher battle in Senate and potential presidential veto
Larkburger names former Taco Cabana executive CEO
Todd Coerver replaces co-founder Adam Baker, who resigned in June
Jack in the Box brunch
Jack in the Box to debut ‘Brunchfast’ 
Premium brunch platform aims to up the ante in competitive breakfast daypart
Election-related restaurant promotions heat up
Chains invite customers to vote early and often as Nov. 8 nears
IHOP Moment
IHOP rolls out campaign tied to emotional connections 
Chain presents messages of value, seasonal dishes and all-day-breakfast
Famous Brands International Mrs Fields TCBY
Famous Brands names Dustin Lyman CEO 1
Former CFO is company’s third chief executive in three years
Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. chairman John Barr to step down
Board member Jean Birch to become chairman on Sept. 30
court ruling
Experts: Plan to comply with new overtime rules in December 1
Legal challenge might delay implementation, but don’t count on it, attorneys say
Chipotle refocuses message on food safety  1
New campaign aims to position chain as leader in foodborne illness prevention
Baskin Robbins
Baskin-Robbins tests delivery
Convenience factor is key for the company, Dunkin’ Brands CEO says
Ken Paxton
21 states join in lawsuit over DOL overtime rules
Texas and Nevada lead states in federal court action

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