Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., the parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, is closing 23 restaurants, including two in San Antonio.
Nine stores in Texas will close; the other 14 closures are in Florida and Georgia, including all nine Pollo Tropical restaurants in Atlanta. Nearly all employees impacted by the Florida and Texas closures will be offered positions at nearby Pollo Tropical or Taco Cabana restaurant locations.
The nine restaurants closing in Texas are as follows:
- 4205 Fredricksburg Rd., San Antonio
- 920 SW Military, San Antonio
- 568 East IH 30, Rockwall
- 3232 Hebron Pkwy. East, Carrollton
- 2301 N Tarrant Pkwy., Fort Worth
- 245 East I20, Weatherford
- 5745 South Hulen St., Fort Worth
- 411 East Loop 281, Longview
- 2025 FM 1960 West, Houston
Fiesta President and CEO Richard Stockinger says in a release that they hope the closures will help the company's financial standing.
"We continue to be optimistic about the future of Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana and are pleased with recent progress made on several growth initiatives that we believe should have a meaningful impact on our business," he says. "New loyalty programs will be in place at both brands by the end of this year, we have rebranded and built an infrastructure to support Pollo Tropical catering and are in the process of doing the same at Taco Cabana, and third-party delivery is being piloted at select Pollo Tropical restaurants."