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Pollo Tropical


Worker shortages are cutting into Pollo Tropical’s earnings

The fast casual is recovering from the pandemic but it said its growth is being slowed in cities where it is having a hard time finding employees.


Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana show some signs of life

Parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group reports an uptick at Pollo Tropical, while Taco Cabana is holding steady in Q3, according to preliminary results.

Hedge fund Arex Capital Management has talked with the struggling parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical about changes in strategy and operations.

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

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.

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