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.

Einstein Noah names Frank Paci CEO
McAlister’s Deli president and CEO to lead bagel operator
Brix acquires Souper Salad and Greenz
Multiconcept franchisor adds healthful concepts to portfolio
Taco Bell tests biscuit taco
Chain also plans to roll out two new A.M. Crunchwraps in October
El Pollo Loco reports first earnings as public company
Second-quarter same-store sales rise 5.4 percent
Latest quick-service strikes call for civil disobedience
Protestors urge $15 hourly minimum wage, right to organize without retaliation
Jack in the Box names new president
Denny’s exec Frances Allen to lead quick-service chain
Centerplate CEO resigns after animal cruelty incident
Move comes after board censures Desmond Hague
Outback parent names new CIO
Role to integrate digital marketing and IT for Bloomin’ Brands
Popeyes names Hector Munoz CMO
Promotion follows several executive changes at company in recent weeks
Chalak Mitra Group logo
Elephant Bar finds new owner in Genghis Grill parent
Chalak Mitra Group is taking over operations for the casual-dining chain
Centerplate CEO faces calls for ouster following dog abuse incident
Social media users also urge boycott of company's stadium concessions
Second quarter a disappointment for most public restaurant chains  1
Lackluster reports also paint sobering picture for traffic
Restaurant Finance Watch: Burger King–Tim Hortons deal is about growth
It’s not about paying less in the way of taxes. It’s about growth.
Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons for $11.4B
Deal to create world’s third-largest quick-service company
2014 Next 20: Black Bear Diner
Lodge-themed concept elevates family-dining experience with casual-dining touches
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