Tim Taft of Fiesta Restaurant Group

Having Words With: Tim Taft of Fiesta Restaurant Group

The chief executive discusses fast-casual brands Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana

Tim Taft, chief executive of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., sees strong potential in the company’s two fast-casual brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana.

Taft joined then-parent company Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. of Syracuse, N.Y., the nation’s largest Burger King franchisee, in June 2011 as Carrols was preparing to spin off the two fast-casual brands into their own public company.

That separation was completed nearly a year ago, on May 7, 2012, and the

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