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.

Popeyes addresses firing of pregnant employee 2
Houston franchisee invites Marissa Holcomb to rejoin team after public outrage, corporate statement
Cheesecake Factory 1Q same-store sales rise 4.2%
CEO cites strength of brand, differentiated guest experience
Chipotle begins offering delivery via Postmates 1
Fast-casual operator plans to enhance mobile payment
Chipotle 1Q same-store sales rise 10.4%
Increase driven primarily by higher average check
More quick-service chains add loyalty programs
Many see offer of rewards as natural next step in mobile technology
Restaurant Marketing Watch: 4/20 becomes unofficial day of the munchies
Chains tap marijuana references for April 20 promotions
The Counter to ramp up growth with fast-casual sister brand
Two formats offer flexibility for U.S., international expansion
Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria co-founder named CEO
Glenn Cybulski to take helm as fast-casual pizza brand prepares to grow
Coco’s, Carrows closures prompt former worker to file federal lawsuit
Attorneys seek class-action status to include others impacted by mass layoff
Menchie’s CEO to debut fast-casual pizza concept
Amit Kleinberger’s MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza to open on May 9
Yogurtland looks to differentiate with menu extensions
Chain considers adding Greek yogurt, pastries, cakes, more
Jamba Juice to expand refranchising effort
More asset-light model aims to position smoothie chain for growth
Consumer Picks 2015: Looking for the new fast food 1
The movement toward real, simple food is driving whether a restaurant brand remains relevant
California lawmakers bring back franchise relations bill
Revised version aims to give franchisee more protection against abuse
Dunkin’ Donuts debuts mobile payment via Google Wallet
Customers can pay at locations or at drive thru with virtual card
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May 22, 2015

A toast to juice as mixers

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Will an IPO lift a restaurant chain's sales?

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