Lisa Jennings

Executive Editor

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Lisa Jennings, executive editor. Lisa Jennings is a veteran restaurant industry reporter and editor who covers the fast-casual sector, independent restaurants and emerging chain concepts. Her experience  includes other industry publications as well as the daily newspaper The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., where she was Food Editor. Her work has been cited in the Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, FoodBeast, The Huffington Post, and more.

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Lisa Jennings

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Oak View Group acquires Rhubarb Hospitality Collection

OVG has or is developing nine sports and entertainment facilities around the world, five of which are open and operating.


Pepper Lunch wants to put experiential sizzle into Asian fast casual

This Japan-born chain has 500 units across Asia and in May launched franchising in the U.S. and Canada, with an eye on university settings.

The concept's fully automated makeline is described as faster and more accurate, and could cut labor costs in half.

The largest minority-owned foodservice management company in the country is looking to expand. Here’s how.

In addition to its brick-and-mortar storefronts, Everytable has an institutional foodservice operation providing meals for low-income seniors and houseless residents temporarily sheltered in hotels.

Fast casual Bones & Burgers is a small-footprint offshoot of the Tony Roma’s brand.