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.

KKR acquires minority stake in Lemonade
Global private-equity firm will help chain fuel national expansion
Restaurant CEOs offer tips for success
Golden Chain winners from Cracker Barrel, Potbelly, 7-Eleven, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse share their wisdom
Kent Taylor named 2014 Operator of the Year by peers
CEO of Texas Roadhouse receives honor during MUFSO Industry Awards Gala
Why business leaders should be like hunters, not farmers CEO Jeremy Gutsche gives advice for success
MUFSO 2014 kicks off in Dallas
Opening day themes include attracting Millennials, maintaining authenticity, digital ordering
Qdoba reworks menu pricing in brand revitalization effort
New format comes as analysts speculate about potential spinoff
How restaurants can catch consumers
How operators can map a new route to win guest traffic
Traffic success stories: Chipotle 
Strong brand identity, focus on operations drives burrito brand’s success
MUFSO 2014 assembles foodservice leaders in Dallas
Operators look to conference for education, celebration
Denny's targets Millennials with new animated web series
“The Grand Slams” is designed to go viral on social media
DineEquity completes $1.4B refinancing
Better interest rates improve cash flow for Applebee’s, IHOP parent
Pizza Studio names Panera exec COO
William “Hank” Simpson will help fast-casual pizza chain grow
NRA: Restaurant Performance Index shows solid gain in August
Sales, traffic improve for restaurant operators nationwide
Calif. governor vetoes franchisee protection bill
Senate Bill 610 attempted to clarify the relationship between franchisors and franchisees
Dave & Buster's sets terms for IPO
Dining-entertainment operator to price shares between $16 and $18
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