Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief, Nation’s Restaurant News

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.

Posts by Lisa Jennings

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Dec 10, 2015

Experts unimpressed with Chipotle's crisis management

Blog: Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells makes first televised apology....More
Nov 04, 2015

5 tech innovations changing the restaurant business

What’s next: Telepresence robots, cognitive computing, delivery by drone and more....More
Sep 25, 2015

Fast-casual Pizza Tour part II

Pie Five gains momentum as RAVE sets sights on acquisition....More
Sep 16, 2015

A tour of fast-casual pizza in LA

Visiting six fast-casual pizza concepts in one day in Los Angeles offers insight into the players competing for national domination....More
Jul 24, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill: An alternative view on loyalty

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill takes a pass on formal loyalty programs....More
Jul 06, 2015

Frozen yogurt goes 'on demand'

Blog: Pinkberry teams up with Postmates to offer delivery in Los Angeles, New York....More
Jun 10, 2015

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill makes jump to East Coast

Blog: California concept expands to the Washington, D.C. area for the first time....More
Jun 05, 2015

Gearing up for growth, Tender Greens innovates with hydroponics

Blog: Fast-casual concept aims to take its local, organic farm-to-table model to the East Coast....More
May 22, 2015

A toast to juice as mixers

Juice bar concepts see an opportunity with more-healthful mixers for home mixologists....More
May 19, 2015

PizzaRev to launch delivery service in Los Angeles

Fast-casual pizza players will not likely be able to compete on cost....More
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