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.

Cafe Rio names Steve Vaughn president, CFO
Former Sonic executive vice president to replace Bob Baker
Jamba Juice parent sells 9 units in California
Deal is part of ongoing refranchising effort
Taco Bell to remove artificial ingredients from most of menu
Quick-service chain to strip artificial colors, flavors and more from food
California Pizza Kitchen accelerates remodeling program
CEO G.J. Hart details casual-dining chain’s “Next Chapter”
LA operators mixed in response to proposed wage increase
City Council committee votes to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
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

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