Discounts, commodity costs hit Carrols' BK division

Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana continue to gain momentum

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., one of Burger King’s largest franchisees, said aggressive discounting and higher commodity costs impacted its BK division during the third quarter, weighing down the company’s overall profitability.

However, stronger performances from Carrols’ two Hispanic brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, helped offset the decline somewhat, officials said.

The Syracuse, N.Y.-based multibrand company said comparable-store sales for its 306 B

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