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Taco Cabana

Financing

Taco Cabana, Pollo Tropical parent takes out $75M loan

Parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group reported improving same-store sales for its fast-casual brands into Q4.

Operations

Drive-thru, delivery give Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana a Q3 boost

Parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group said it is working on drive-thru upgrades and menu enhancements to keep sales numbers headed in the right direction.

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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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