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Waco, College Station Taco Cabana closed effective immediately

Taco Cabana
Posted at 10:47 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 11:48:19-05

WACO, TX — The Fiesta Restaurant Group announced it has closed 19 Texas Taco Cabana locations, including the Waco and College Station location, effective immediately.

The group, which is the parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, announced the closures of the "underperforming" stores Monday.

The 19 restaurants contributed approximately $24.5 million in sales and an estimated $4.2 million in restaurant level pre-tax operating losses, including $2 million in depreciation expense, over a twelve month period, which ended on December 29, 2019.

Nearly all employees impacted will be offered positions at other Taco Cabana locations, according to Fiesta Restaurant Group.

"We continue to make progress on sales building initiatives across both Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana in off premise sales, including catering, online and delivery. In addition, as our new senior management team enters their first full year together, we are optimistic about improving comparable restaurant sales at both brands in 2020."

This is the full list of locations:

810 West Stacy Road, Allen
8620 Burnet Road, Austin
701 Texas Avenue South, College Station
2220 South Loop 288, Denton
1827 Greenville Avenue, Dallas
11560 Dallas Parkway, Frisco
5350 Preston Road, Frisco
7105 Interstate 30, Greenville
12518 Tomball Parkway, Houston
13480 Northwest Freeway, Houston
2535 South Texas Highway 6, Houston
6522 Westheimer Road, Houston
9220 Gulf Freeway, Houston
1495 Precinct Line Road, Hurst
Texas Highway 288 and This Way Street, Lake Jackson
1675 Texas Highway 46, New Braunfels
5036 Rufe Snow, North Richland Hills
11701 Blanco Road, San Antonio
825 South Sixth, Waco