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 01, 2016

Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the term 'better burger'?

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill's attempt to trademark the term "better burger" could be a challenge, regardless of any new concept that may follow....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 24, 2016

Howard Schultz: A vocal presidential non-candidate

Blog: The chairman and CEO has said he is not running for president, but he sure sounds like it....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 15, 2016

Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out Burger: Let the comparisons begin

Blog: New York chain opens first of three Los Angeles restaurants....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 22, 2016

Will Starbucks loyalty changes benefit Dunkin' Donuts?

Blog: One Wall Street analyst contends Dunkin' Donuts will steal Starbucks' lower-spending loyalty club members....More
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
in Reporter's Notebook Dec 10, 2015

Experts unimpressed with Chipotle's crisis management

Blog: Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells makes first televised apology....More
in Reporter's Notebook Nov 04, 2015

5 tech innovations changing the restaurant business

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

Fast-casual Pizza Tour part II

Pie Five gains momentum as RAVE sets sights on acquisition....More
in Reporter's Notebook 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
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 24, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill: An alternative view on loyalty

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill takes a pass on formal loyalty programs....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 06, 2015

Frozen yogurt goes 'on demand'

Blog: Pinkberry teams up with Postmates to offer delivery in Los Angeles, New York....More
Penton Restaurant Group

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×