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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, Time.com and more.

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Shoney’s owner launches a new fast-casual, drive-thru pizza concept in Houston

Shoney's owner launches new 7Pie fast-casual pizza brand with drive-thru in Houston.

Emerging Brands

Birdbox in San Francisco threatens to steal the fried chicken sandwich limelight

Birdsong launches fast-casual spinoff Birdbox with Claude the Claw sandwich, a chicken sandwich with claw attached.

An audit of the chain's employment practices found 30,660 incidents in which it failed to adhere to the state’s strict rules on hiring minors.

Eataly has been acquired by European investment group Investindustrial.

Panera Bread tweaks loyalty program to give members more choice for rewards.

The virtual brand now has a popular brick-and-mortar location. But will the chain franchise?

Tokyo Joe's is acquired by MAD Greens and Snappy Salads parent Salad Collective.

MOD Pizza announces several leadership changes to prepare for growth.

Sliding scale on core to-go items is designed to make Ji Hye Kim’s Korean menu more accessible to those in need.

The idea for the still-in-development concept grew out of a tweet poking fun at Chick-fil-A's policy of closing on Sundays.

In New York, one restaurant promotes ‘bargain’ pricing with a $99 porterhouse for two. Will we see more value positioning in high-end restaurants?

Todd McEvoy was named chief operating officer for the Dallas-based casual dining restaurant chain.

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