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.

Bloomin’ Brands: Declining dinner traffic takes toll
Company downgrades expectations after disappointing second quarter
Popeyes U.S. president leaving to become Pei Wei CEO
Ralph Bower to take newly created position at fast-casual chain
Jamba: Fresh juice boosts 2Q same-store sales
Refranchising efforts impact net income, revenue
Restaurant Finance Watch: Predicting the restaurant landscape in 2020
NRN editor and restaurant finance expert Jennings breaks down what you should be watching in the industry this week
Tava Indian Kitchen hires Smashburger exec as CEO
Jeremy Morgan joins fast-casual concept as it readies for new growth
Einstein Noah 2Q net income falls 24%
Expenses related to reorganization weigh down results
Garden Fresh names John Morberg CEO
Former CFO has served as interim chief executive since May
Panera downgrades outlook after 2Q net income falls
CEO says chain making progress toward goal of increasing transactions
Applebee’s parent sets traffic-driving strategies
Traffic declines in second quarter while momentum continues at sister brand IHOP
2014 Second 100: Company analysis 
NRN breaks down the top restaurant companies as part of our 2014 NRN Second 100 special report
2014 Second 100: Why Raising Cane's is the No. 7 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Smashburger is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Second 100 report
Denny’s 2Q net income rises 33%
Brand revitalization efforts taking hold
Restaurant Finance Watch: What Chipotle, El Pollo Loco have in common 1
NRN finance expert Lisa Jennings breaks down what you need to know this week
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