Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or the “Company”) (FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast casual restaurant brands, announced today that Jackie Swift-Kurkjian has joined the Company as Senior Director of Off-Premise Consumption.
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Fiesta President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Stockinger said, “The expertise Jackie brings will enhance our opportunities to build catering, online, and third-party delivery sales and capitalize on the company's investment in new management systems, staff and other resources as part of Fiesta’s Strategic Renewal Plan. This will propel off-premise initiatives at both Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana®. We are excited about her passion and commitment to our brands and expect it will deliver a positive impact to our business.”
Ms. Swift-Kurkjian brings to Fiesta more than 15 years of national catering outreach expertise and will be responsible for growing the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® brands’ backline sales, including catering, takeout and delivery channels.
Ms. Swift-Kurkjian formerly served as National Director of Catering and Backline Sales for the 450-unit Potbelly Sandwich Works® brand, and as Director of Catering Sales & Operations for the Qdoba® brand. She also served as a faculty member of The Catering Institute and was instrumental in developing off-premise catering for the Boston Market brand.
She is a Council Member of the Catering Council for Multi-Unit Restaurant Operators (CCMURO) and also serves as a panelist at a number of industry workshops and presentations.
About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. is the parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual restaurants that offer distinct and unique tropical and Mexican inspired flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.