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 Jul 18, 2014

Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school

Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 12, 2014

West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High

Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 21, 2014

Oprah gets second billing?

Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?....More
in Reporter's Notebook Dec 04, 2013

Fast-casual 800 Degrees is coming to pizza capital

Fast-casual pizza chain based in Los Angeles to make jump to New York....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 09, 2013

Slater's 50/50 promotes kangaroo burger for September

Slater's 50/50 better burger chain features kangaroo meat option during September....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 28, 2013

Starbucks expands Evolution Fresh juices, snacks at Whole Foods

Juices and new snacks add to company's fast-growing channel development division....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 10, 2013

Wrangling over ramen

Former culinary director sues Chipotle over potential ramen concept. If not Chipotle, who will become the first to create a fast-casual ramen chain?....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 14, 2013

Green Burrito introduces San Diego Burrito

San Diego trend of burritos stuffed with French fries hits Carl's Jr./Green Burrito co-branded locations....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 22, 2013

LYFE Kitchen ready to grow

Healthful fast-casual concept LYFE Kitchen opens second unit in Los Angeles and plans to ramp up growth with first franchise deal in Chicago....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 22, 2013

Lazy Dog drops "cafe" for "restaurant and bar"

Lazy Dog Cafe is in the process of changing its name to Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, marking the evolution of the casual-dining brand....More

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