Fiesta Restaurant Group lays off corporate staff

May 17, 2017

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., which in April closed 30 additional Pollo Tropical restaurants, on Tuesday laid off a number of corporate staff.

Sources in the company said the number of layoffs was 49, but the company’s press representative said she had no information beyond a filing early Wednesday that referred to savings as the company struggles.

In a Tuesday letter to employees forward to Nation’s Restaurant News, Rich Stockinger, Fiesta CEO and president, said, “Regretfully, these cost reductions will include eliminating certain field and corporate positions across the organization.”

Stockinger, who was named president and CEO on Feb. 27, added,