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.

Taco Bell to debut Sriracha Quesarito
Chain also adding Snapple Lemonade to frozen drink menu
Survey: McDonald’s campaign helps boost word of mouth
“Pay With Lovin’” ads don’t lift brand perception, YouGov BrandIndex finds
Red Robin to roll out tabletop tablets systemwide
Introduction of ordering, payment technology aims to build on momentum
The Cheesecake Factory may acquire a new concept
Operator outlines five-year growth plan following challenging fiscal year
Breakout Brands 2015: Native Foods Café
The Chicago-based fast-casual concept with an entirely plant-based menu was born in Southern California
Cheesecake Factory 4Q profit drops 25%
Company attributes decline to higher costs
Breakout Brands 2015: Dog Haus
Dog Haus is carving yet another new niche within the fast-casual segment
Franchise operators lobby for joint-employer definition to remain
Coalition to Save Local Businesses intends to educate lawmakers on impact of changes
Native Foods Café names Craig Grimes CEO
Former food and beverage executive to lead rapid expansion
Restaurant Marketing Watch: Social media dominates Valentine's Day marketing
Social media sweeps, heart-shaped food abound on day of love
Moe’s Southwest Grill and its cofounder cleared of corruption charges
Operator, Martin Sprock win district court ruling
Fast-casual Asian niche builds critical mass
Regional chains are ready for national growth
Wienerschnitzel names Doug Koegeboehn CMO
Koegeboehn was most recently at brand’s ad agency of record
Dunkin’ Brands to introduce new blended drinks, mobile innovations 1
Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins parent aims to perk up sales
Cracker Barrel developing fast-casual concept
Variation is part of overall strategy to extend the brand
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