Fiesta Restaurant provides update on restaurants impacted by Harvey, Irma
Fiesta Restaurant Group provided an update of the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida on company-owned restaurants and also announced the closure of the six remaining Pollo Tropical restaurants in south Texas. "Of the 43 Taco Cabana company-owned restaurants located in the Houston metropolitan area that closed, representing approximately 25% of the company-owned Taco Cabana restaurant base, all but one restaurant has reopened. No serious injuries to our team members have been reported. The restaurants have resumed offering the full menu with modified hours of operation. Taco Cabana lost approximately 319 operating days as a result of Hurricane Harvey through September 14, 2017. While we are still assessing the full impact of Hurricane Irma on our Pollo Tropical Company-owned restaurants, we do not believe we have sustained significant damage to any of our restaurants and no serious injuries to our team members have been reported. Of the 149 Pollo Tropical restaurants located in the state of Florida and in the Atlanta metropolitan area, approximately 119 restaurants have reopened, including 70 of 88 restaurants in our core south Florida markets. We expect the majority of all remaining Pollo Tropical restaurants to reopen in the coming days once power is restored and supplies can be delivered. Some of the restaurants are currently serving a modified menu, operating limited hours or may be unable to offer both dine-in and drive-thru service. Pollo Tropical lost approximately 719 operating days as a result of Hurricane Irma through September 14, 2017."