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Fiesta Restaurant Group’s profit jumps 20.8 percent in Q2

Comp sales also rose at the company’s Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical brands.

Pollo Tropical expands exec team to up innovation

The chain has hired a vice president of marketing and a new executive chef.

Parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group has reached into fine-dining for its new chief.

Parent Fiesta Restaurant Group brought in a fine-dining veteran as the new CEO of the chain

The chain's parent company has decided not to reopen stores that were closed by Hurricane Harvey.

After a lackluster Q4, the company looks to alcohol, patio parties, reduced hours and more at its Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical brands.

A new look for a coffee brand, a new growth specialist for two Latino concepts, and deals, deals, deals for several new and established franchisors.

Meanwhile, a deluge in Florida kept some Pollo Tropical customers away, says the parent of both brands, Fiesta Restaurant Group.

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The Mexican category overall saw sales increase by 0.9% to $18 billion and units by 4.1%, to 12,656.

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