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

in Reporter's Notebook Oct 27, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens first Tasty Made burger restaurant 

Blog: Will better-burger concept win over Wall Street?....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 28, 2016

Jack in the Box seeks boost from brunch

Blog: The chain's move isn't so much about the daypart as it is about the wild popularity of breakfast sandwiches....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 19, 2016

Panda Express to give away chorks

Blog: After the chopstick–fork utensil went viral, Panda Express decided to give them away. But is it too late?....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 12, 2016

America: Meet the chork

Blog: Utensil hybrid strikes a chord with the chopsticks impaired....More
General Tso's Chicken
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 10, 2016

Panda Express pays tribute to General Tso’s chicken

Chain explores history of the dish in marketing campaign....More
Cava Mezze Grill
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 03, 2016

Cava Mezze Grill raises employee pay

CEO Brett Schulman says a happy team equals a happy business....More
Taco Bell Cheetos Burrito
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 28, 2016

Soon in test at Taco Bell: The Cheetos Burrito

Taco Bell plans to test a Cheetos Burrito and is expected to roll out Naked Chicken Chalupa, with fried chicken as taco shell, next year....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 22, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets....More
Tender Greens
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 17, 2016

Tender Greens builds infrastructure for growth

Heads of operations and development in newly created positions....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 07, 2016

Wall Street sees less negative sales ahead for Chipotle

Blog: Wall Street analyst predicts sales improvement for Chipotle Mexican Grill in May, June....More
Penton Restaurant Group

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