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.

Starbucks to create ‘music ecosystem’ with Spotify 1
Loyalty members can earn rewards with music-streaming subscriptions
Red Robin 1Q net income rises on brand enhancements
Company completes remodeling efforts at 122 locations
NRA Show: What’s new in restaurant technology
New tools intend to help operators better compete
New services disrupt restaurant delivery landscape 2
Third-party providers help restaurants become on-demand brands
Good Times looks to grow beyond Colorado
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar plot expansion
NRA Show keynote: Restaurants offer bridge to American dream
With many Americans struggling to get by, industry puts dream within reach
2015 MenuMasters Award winners celebrate
NRN honors the winners of its annual award for menu excellence
El Pollo Loco tests shrimp, beef menu items 1
Chicken-focused chain may make limited-time permanent
NLRB memo: Freshii not a joint employer with franchisee
Memo offers insight into definition of franchisor-franchisee relations
Calif. State Assembly approves legislation to protect franchisees
“Franchise Bill of Rights” would prevent franchisors from terminating contracts without good reason
Taco Bell to roll out Quesalupa systemwide
Cheese-stuffed shell wins approval of Toledo, Ohio, test market
Taco Bell applies for liquor license in Chicago 2
Company stays mum on potential plans for beverage menu
Jack in the Box: Buttery Jack burger drives 2Q sales
Company promises more menu innovation to come
Jack in the Box: 2Q sales best in 16 years
Systemwide same-store sales rise 8.9 percent at quick-service chain
Restaurant operators make big data small
Data-driven tools, social media help brands better understand customers

Blogs & Commentary
Jun 29, 2015

J. Alexander's officially withdraws its IPO

Blog: J. Alexander's has officially withdrawn its plan for an IPO, proving that some restaurant companies can't quite go that route....More
Jun 26, 2015

Some companies still like running restaurants

Blog: Recent acquisitions of franchisees by Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's show that some brands still like running restaurants. Here's why....More

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