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.

Honeygrow receives $25M investment
Existing investors increase stake in healthful stir-fry and salad concept
Starbucks to close all La Boulange units 2
Twenty-three unit bakery-café brand was not sustainable, company says
Panera campaign emphasizes commitment to food quality
Operator urges consumers to demand menu transparency
Starbucks expands mobile ordering to more states
Units in 21 additional states to offer ordering, payment via app
Fosters Freeze acquired by investment group
Group led by former multi-unit franchisee Kishan Patel to update 69-year-old brand
Smoke’s Poutinerie plans US expansion
Toronto-based fast-casual restaurant concept Smoke’s Poutinerie plans US expansion
Los Angeles approves minimum wage increase
Ordinance calls for gradual increase to $15 per hour by 2020
Planet Hollywood CEO opens new taqueria restaurant
Tequila Taqueria has “potential to expand,” Robert Earl says
Report: New York City may require salt warning on menus
Salt shaker symbol would appear next to menu items that contain more than 2,300 milligrams of salt
Report: Dunkin’ Donuts testing delivery
Company to focus on technology, beverage innovation
Illegal Burger completes merger with former oil pipeline company
Deal could create opportunities for two-unit brand to expand
Noodles & Company to open first international unit
Toronto location will be chain’s first to serve breakfast
Taco Bell campaign aims to inspire teens to graduate
Efforts focused on social media, where teenagers live
LA minimum wage hike proposal passes another hurdle
Ordinance would raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020

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