Carrols: BK profitability hurt by discounting

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., one of Burger King’s largest franchisees and the owner of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana chains, said it was challenged in the second quarter with weak profitability at its Burger King restaurants as the chain drove customer traffic through discounted promotions.

Same-store sales at Carrols’ Burger King locations for the quarter ended July 4 fell 1.4 percent from the same quarter a year ago. During the quarter, the chain launched its premi

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