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With dining rooms closed, same-store sales are down in the teens at both brands in July.
The Fiesta Restaurant Group brands report improving sales in recent weeks.
The company’s Taco Cabana brand is boosting revenue with off-premise alcohol, while sister chain Pollo Tropical continues to struggle.
Consumers are seeking more protein in the morning.
With same-store sales falling 8.1% in Q4, parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group parts ways with the fast casual’s president and plots a turnaround.
The closures represent nearly 11% of the Fiesta Restaurant Group fast-casual’s total units.
Both brands are amplifying their catering offerings, and Pollo Tropical has opened a virtual kitchen.
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