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 Apr 22, 2015

Ideas for protecting the planet

These restaurant chains are working toward a more sustainable planet....More
in Reporter's Notebook 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
in Reporter's Notebook 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
in Reporter's Notebook Jan 09, 2015

Save Starry Kitchen's balls

Adorably goofy Kickstarter campaign attempts to raise $500,000 to save Los Angeles restaurant....More
in Reporter's Notebook 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
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
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