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

Apr 15, 2015

Blaze Pizza sees possible IPO in future

Fast-casual pizza leader gunning to be fifth-largest pizza brand within five years....More
Mar 04, 2015

Umami Burger rolls out 'real sugar' Pepsi sodas

Umami Burger rolls out new "real sugar" soda line from PepsiCo, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist....More
Jan 09, 2015

Save Starry Kitchen's balls

Adorably goofy Kickstarter campaign attempts to raise $500,000 to save Los Angeles restaurant....More
Nov 07, 2014

Daphne's California Greek considers shift to new name/concept

Daphne's California Greek unit to be reconnected as Yalla Mediterranean....More
Jul 18, 2014

Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school

Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business....More
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
Mar 21, 2014

Oprah gets second billing?

Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?....More
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
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
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

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×