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.

Ruby’s names Scott Barnett interim CEO
Barnett is chain’s first outside CEO in its 33-year history
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Starbucks hits nerve with Race Together campaign
Attempt to address racial inequality is both pilloried and praised
Starbucks to test delivery in Seattle, New York
Company outlines strategies to grow market capitalization
Papa Murphy's 4Q same-store sales rise 8.4% 1
Increase in transactions, prices, menu mix drive increase
Food Management Partners to acquire Catalina Restaurant Group
Zensho America Corp. to divest Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, Carrows brands
Popeyes names 2 new key executives
John Merkin appointed COO-US; Andrew Skehan promoted to president-international
Jamba Juice to double unit openings in 2015
Fresh juice, energy bowl platforms fuel same-store sales growth
Starbucks to introduce cold-brewed coffee
Beverage will be available at more than 2,800 units
El Pollo Loco 4Q same-store sales rise 7.6%
Company attributes increase to “QSR-plus” positioning
A look inside Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees
Franchise locations of the two concepts are set to open in coming years
Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees to accelerate growth
Founder Anthony Carron talks franchising for emerging concepts
Habit Burger Grill 4Q sales rise 13.2%
Increase in transactions drives growth
Starbucks to add mobile ordering, payment in Pacific Northwest 1
Move marks first step in national rollout planned for this year
Noodles & Company executive VP of marketing resigns
Dan Fogarty will serve as a consultant during transition
'The Den' concept by Denny's caters to young adults
Franchisees are interested in opening The Den in off-campus spots that skew to a younger adult audience.
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Blogs & Commentary
Apr 29, 2015

Casual dining chains on the rebound

Visits to casual dining restaurants were flat over the past year, according to the NPD Group. That's a big improvement....More
Apr 28, 2015

Fast-casual pizza is no threat to traditional chains

Fast casual pizza chains won't likely take much business from traditional chains, because they have different customers....More

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