Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 818.728.9008 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.

Rubio’s changes name, highlights seafood with revamp
“Rubio’s Coastal Grill” seeks to differentiate with fish tacos
Muscle Maker Grill acquired by multiconcept operator
American Restaurant Holdings affiliate plans to grow healthful chain
Starbucks to expand mobile ordering, payment
Company plans to offer service at more than 600 locations in the Pacific Northwest
Starbucks names Kevin Johnson president, COO
Johnson to replace Troy Alstead, who is planning sabbatical
Starbucks sees traffic rise over holiday season
Operating income increases 18 percent during first quarter
Report: Jollibee shopping for $1B US restaurant chain
Analyst names six potential targets for Filipino fast-food operator
Rita’s Italian Ice names former Arby’s exec CMO
Robin Seward will lead marketing, R&D efforts
State of the Union addresses paid sick leave, minimum wage
President Obama suggests moves some in the restaurant industry say could burden small businesses
Chick-fil-A names new CFO, CMO
Company also creates new chief people officer position
The Power List 2015: No. 3 Steve Ells
Did Ells have the vision to tap a growing consumer desire for better food, or did Chipotle train a hungry audience to expect it?
The Power List 2015: No. 2 Howard Schultz
Chairman, president and CEO, Starbucks Corp.
Blaze Pizza to make first international move
Fast-casual pizza chain plans at least 60 restaurants in Canada
BJ's expects 4Q same-store sales to rise 1.2%
Earnings preview indicates turnaround strategies are gaining traction
Starbucks to lay off workers at Seattle headquarters
Company to eliminate positions no longer aligned with growth strategy
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