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.

Popeyes raises outlook for the year after strong 2Q
Weekly sales averages hit new all-time high
Sharky’s debuts new prototype
Design aims to better reflect high-quality food and drink
10 restaurant execs weigh in on labor, wage concerns
Labor costs will be key concern for the second half of 2015 and beyond
Starbucks to expand Evenings program with beer, wine
Chain will offer later-day menu at 2,000 units by 2019
El Pollo Loco stock price falls after mixed 2Q
Quarterly report misses expectations
BJ’s turnaround goes back to basics
CEO Greg Trojan outlines menu, operational updates
Restaurants add apps targeting user engagement
Users get to skip the line. Restaurants get data.
Red Robin brand transformation drives 2Q traffic
Ziosk tablet rollout to be complete before year’s end
Papa Murphy’s reports 2Q loss on Project Pie divestiture
Excluding charges, pro forma net income rises 45 percent
ONE Group COO John Inserra to step down
Steakhouse operator searches for replacement
Noodles & Company to focus on fresh ingredients, families
Brand awareness is key to building sluggish sales, officials contend
Increase in transactions boosts Jack in the Box 3Q same-store sales
Sister brand Qdoba Mexican Grill benefits from pricing shift and catering despite traffic decline
Noodles & Company reports 13% profit dip in 3Q
Limited-service concept plans to roll out a brand awareness campaign
Better burgers at Jack in the Box drive results
Qdoba Mexican Grill moves away from value seekers
Habit Burger Grill's 2Q same-store sales up 8.9%
The fast-casual chain’s transactions increased 3.8 percent

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