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.

Garden Fresh names John Morberg CEO
Former CFO has served as interim chief executive since May
Panera downgrades outlook after 2Q net income falls
CEO says chain making progress toward goal of increasing transactions
Applebee’s parent sets traffic-driving strategies
Traffic declines in second quarter while momentum continues at sister brand IHOP
2014 Second 100: Company analysis 
NRN breaks down the top restaurant companies as part of our 2014 NRN Second 100 special report
2014 Second 100: Why Raising Cane's is the No. 7 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Smashburger is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Second 100 report
Denny’s 2Q net income rises 33%
Brand revitalization efforts taking hold
Restaurant Finance Watch: What Chipotle, El Pollo Loco have in common 1
NRN finance expert Lisa Jennings breaks down what you need to know this week
El Pollo Loco gets strong first-day pop with IPO
Stock price up 66 percent by late afternoon trading
Starbucks: Food sales boost traffic, average check
Chain to test mobile ordering, paying ahead for pickup later this year
El Pollo Loco prices IPO at $15 per share
Trading scheduled to begin Friday
Starbucks' 3Q net income rises nearly 23%
U.S. same-store sales increase 7 percent
Dunkin' downgrades outlook after disappointing 2Q
Consumers still struggling to overcome macroeconomic challenges
Dunkin’ teams up with NAACP to bring more African-Americans into franchising
The partnership will yield investments in training and recruitment
Cheesecake Factory 2Q net income rises 5%
Same-store sales positive for 18th consecutive quarter
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