Pollo Tropical


Competition, especially from Chipotle, is hurting Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, CEO says

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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But traffic at Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana continues to tumble.

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

Sister chain Taco Cabana’s transactions fell 11.3% as the company moves away from discounts.

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