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.

2015 Second 100: Burger, pizza segments gain more market share 
Sandwich, buffet segments see biggest declines
Il Fornaio to open new Tuscan farmhouse prototype
Casual-dining chain hopes to revive the brand for new growth
US Foods names Pietro Satriano CEO
Satriano to replace John Lederer, who will move to advisory role
SBE to sell Katsuya, Cleo
The ONE Group plans to expand high-end concepts
Experts: Subway incident highlights need for crisis management plan
Brand’s separation from spokesman Jared Fogle was good first step, experts say
Taco Bell launches delivery with DoorDash
Delivery service to be available at more than 200 units
Starbucks adds Cold Brew Coffee to permanent menu
Small-batch iced coffee available at participating units in U.S., Canada
Report: Starbucks to raise drink prices 1 percent
Most customers won’t notice increase, company officials say
Muscle Maker Grill eyes growth in California
Healthful East Coast-based brand has West Coast appeal
Franchisee acquires 18 Buffalo Wild Wings units
Diversified Restaurant Holdings looks for “opportunistic” growth
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Chains tap blockbuster movies for summer promotions
Restaurant chains are betting big on marketing tie-ins
Pieology tests customizable salads, new decor
Fast-casual pizza chain evolves with customers
Johnny Rockets targets Hispanic markets
Operator eyes growth opportunities in West Texas, Arizona
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

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