Taco Cabana locations closing in San Antonio, New Braunfels

19 Taco Cabanas set to close in Texas, the parent company says

SAN ANTONIOCorrection: A previous version of this story identified a location that is not on the closure list. The error was based on incorrect information provided to KSAT from Taco Cabana’s communications team. The story now reflects the correct locations that have closed.

Bad news for Taco Cabana fans - San Antonio and New Braunfels are each losing one of its restaurants.

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The Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. parent company of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, made the announcement Monday.

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These Taco Cabana locations are set to close:

  • Taco Cabana at 11701 Blanco Road in San Antonio, TX
  • Taco Cabana at 1675 W. State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX

A total of 19 Taco Cabana restaurants in Texas will close, effective immediately, according to the Fiesta Restaurant Group.

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However, nearly all employees impacted by the closures will be offered positions at other Taco Cabana locations.

“During the fourth quarter, our Taco Cabana team began implementation of a margin improvement plan that we expect to improve restaurant-level Adjusted EBITDA margins by approximately 200 to 300 basis points in 2020 vs. 2019. The margin improvement plan includes efficiency initiatives in operations across food and operating expense categories and the closure of 19 underperforming restaurants in Texas. These closures eliminate all stores with significant losses, which we expect will result in a highly viable portfolio of restaurants," said Fiesta President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Stockinger in a press release.

About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.