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.

Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill names first CMO
Steven Goldstein to oversee new market growth
Red Robin launches ‘Let’s Burger’ campaign 
Multi-channel effort highlights joys of “burgering”
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Green Burrito unveils new menu inspired by fast casual 
Sister brand to Carl’s Jr. upgrades food offerings
Dog Haus signs $500M franchise agreement 
Unusual deal for more than 300 units brings together capital, construction and franchisees
SBE takes majority stake in Umami Burger
As majority shareholder, SBE plans to grow Umami Burger worldwide
Which restaurant brands do teens love?
A Piper Jaffray & Co. survey asked teens what restaurant brands they like best.
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Quiznos reduces franchise royalties, ad-fund contributions  2
Chain aims to boost franchisee profitability and usher in era of growth
The Palm celebrates 90 years in the family  1
Longest running white-tablecloth concept finds next generation audience
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Taco Bell unveils 4 new looks at test restaurants
Quick-service chain prepares new designs geared toward growth
Chipotle launches ‘real ingredient’ game
Online players can win a buy-one, get-one entrée free
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Famous Brands CEO focuses on growth 
Dustin Lyman’s goal: Getting TCBY and Mrs. Fields into the hands of more customers
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Report: 3 brands that will survive a restaurant recession
Analyst highlights fast-casual “moats” with significant competitive leads
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Survey: Chipotle diners less worried about food safety
But number of those eating less often at Chipotle remains high, survey says
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The Palm parent names new CMO
Karen LuKanic returns to the company after 14 years
Jamba plans to exit JambaGo platform
Company says self-service smoothie platform no longer fits with goals

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