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Biography

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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Lisa Jennings

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Operations

Focus Brands tops $3.9 billion in systemwide sales

Fiscal 2022 was a good year for the multi-brand franchisor, which highlighted the 'power of the portfolio' and plans to double down on co-branding.

Emerging Brands

Untamed Brands looks to expand growing portfolio with a coffee player

The multi-brand platform created by a former Chipotle Mexican Grill exec is preparing to add a new category to the family.

But the fast-casual chain also makes value move to appeal to families with buy-three-get-fourth-free offer.

Synergies with Mongolian Concepts are designed to make the economic model work for both new and existing franchisees.

The creators of "South Park" are reworking the Denver landmark and have positions to fill ranging from cliff divers to front- and back-of-the-house staff.

Gregg Majewski partnered with FG Financial Group Inc. to create the new Craveworthy LLC.

Global head of food and beverage Adam Crocini shares highlights of what’s coming for the hotel giant’s Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and other brands.

The success of a birria LTO last year has sparked a series of LTOs that have helped the brand broaden the menu and connect with a younger audience.

This year’s massive hiring effort includes behind-the-scenes videos and a focus on the career-growth opportunities.

With chicken prices dropping, wings and pizza are being paired for game-day menus.

The revamped selection process is designed to foster equity and diversity and put the spotlight on a broader spectrum of industry talent. Did it work?

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