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.

A look inside Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees
Franchise locations of the two concepts are set to open in coming years
Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees to accelerate growth
Founder Anthony Carron talks franchising for emerging concepts
Habit Burger Grill 4Q sales rise 13.2%
Increase in transactions drives growth
Starbucks to add mobile ordering, payment in Pacific Northwest 1
Move marks first step in national rollout planned for this year
Noodles & Company executive VP of marketing resigns
Dan Fogarty will serve as a consultant during transition
'The Den' concept by Denny's caters to young adults
Franchisees are interested in opening The Den in off-campus spots that skew to a younger adult audience.
Denny’s targets Millennials with ‘The Den’
Fast-casual concept aims to build brand loyalty among young diners
Johnny Rockets names Charles Bruce CEO
Former Peter Piper CEO replaces John Fuller
Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using nanoparticles in powdered sugar
Chain bows to consumer demand, but disagrees with potential for harm
MOD Pizza closes on $40M investment
West Coast fast-casual pizza player plans to expand in Midwest, East Coast
IHOP tests new prototype design
Pancake house goes for more modern look
Qdoba to open new prototype units
“In your face” design reflects chain’s bold flavors, officials say
Real Mex names Bryan Lockwood CEO
Former Tavistock chief executive is operator’s third CEO in four years
Domino’s enlists fans in sign spotting hunt
Chain highlights rebranding with “logo mission”
Taco Bell tests new Cap’n Crunch Delights 3
Cereal-inspired treats mark latest in co-branded partnerships
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Blogs & Commentary
Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 1

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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