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Pollo Tropical

Operations

Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana parent works to stem sales slide

Fiesta Restaurant Group is hoping value menus, catering and delivery will boost revenue after a rough Q3.

Leadership

Fiesta Restaurant Group names industry vet to CMO post

Hope Diaz previously worked for Popeyes and Burger King.

Dirk Montgomery has served as chief financial officer for Hooters International and Bloomin’ Brands.

Parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group reported a decrease in same-store sales and traffic during Q2 for both brands.

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The chain’s move into Texas proved to be a disaster, and it has since pulled back to its Florida roots, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The closures include all Pollo Tropical units in the Atlanta area and some in Florida, as well as nine Taco Cabanas in Texas.

The parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical lagged behind analyst expectations and saw minimal traffic growth, prompting stock prices to nosedive.

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Despite a booming economy, restaurants are still struggling with traffic, and here’s why, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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