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.

Seattle health officials close Chipotle unit for repeated violations
Since E. coli outbreak, restaurants under stricter scrutiny
Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant
Chipotle sets goal of being leader in food safety 1
Company will launch a marketing campaign to invite customers back
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Experts mixed on Chipotle’s plans to test produce 1
Will screening help restaurant chains avoid foodborne illness outbreaks?
MOD Pizza names CEO of U.K. operations
John Nelson, formerly of Nando’s, to head fast-casual chain in first international foray
Chipotle Mexican Grill expects negative 4Q same-store sales
Outlook for 2016 uncertain after ongoing E. coli reports
Chipotle E. coli
Chipotle Mexican Grill outlines robust food-safety measures
Announcement made as E. coli illness count rises, including three more states
Chipotle to tighten food safety standards for produce 1
Changes could eliminate some local suppliers next year
Starbucks launches delivery by Postmates in Seattle
Move marks next phase of test to set up rollout in 2016
New Quiznos Grill concept debuts as part of turnaround plan 1
CEO Doug Pendergast calls fast-casual restaurant “a learning lab”
MAD Greens receives $13M investment from Coors family
Second infusion will spur growth in Colorado, Arizona and Texas
Starbucks recalls turkey sandwiches in E. coli scare
Sandwiches contained celery linked to Costco chicken salad outbreak
Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli
Smiling Moose Deli rebrands to focus on Rocky Mountain image
New name and design aim to push brand more solidly into fast casual
Illegal Pete's Tucson
Illegal Pete’s faces petition, boycott calling for name change 3
Arizona student groups say use of "illegal" is demeaning
Analysts mixed on impact of Chipotle E. coli outbreak 1
Chain posts list of restaurants implicated
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle E. coli outbreak includes three new states
CDC testing reduces count of consumers sickened by outbreak

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