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.

An inside look at The Crack Shack chicken concept
Six months after its debut in San Diego, in November, The Crack Shack is hatching plans for growth
The Crack Shack chicken
The Crack Shack plots growth along California coast 1
“Fine casual” chicken concept strikes a chord with upscale fried chicken in casual setting
Lemonade restaurant
Lemonade Restaurant Group wins another significant investment
Los Angeles-based investment firm Butterfly will help fast-casual chain grow
Roku restaurant
Innovative Dining Group names new COO
Nicolas Kurban, formerly of Four Seasons Hotels, will oversee domestic and international growth
Dunkin' Donuts On-The-Go mobile ordering
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out mobile ordering and payment nationwide
DD Perks members can skip the line for quicker pickup
Starbucks partners with Anheuser-Busch on new tea drinks
Ready-to-drink products to debut in 2017 across retail channels
Quiznos CEO Doug Pendergast steps down
CFO Katie Scherping named in interim
Chipotle drops attempt to trademark ‘better burger’ 2
But that doesn’t mean potential burger-concept plan is dead
Chipotle offers nurses free food on June 8
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. announced a buy-one-get-one promotion for all nurses.
FDA proposes voluntary guidelines for salt reduction
Draft sets two and 10 year goals to bring down sodium levels gradually
Chick-fil-A app
Chick-fil-A launches mobile ordering and pay-ahead app
Customers can skip the line and earn free food by using new app targeted to Millennial parents
Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew coffee
Starbucks debuts Nitro Cold Brew coffee
Coffeehouse chain plots ownership of growing cold-coffee category
Chick-fil-A names new president, COO 1
Former executive vice president of operations Tim Tassopoulos started as hourly worker
California restaurants advised to post BPA warnings
Recently added to the Prop. 65 list, the chemical is common in bottles, cans
Popeyes restaurant
Popeyes 1Q same-store sales growth slows
Quick-service chicken chain claims greater domestic market share

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