Fiesta Restaurant Group Appoints President and CEO

by Katie Lee

Dallas — Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical® brand, has appointed Dirk Montgomery as its permanent president and chief executive officer, effective April 13, 2023. He has served as interim CEO since December 8, 2022 and previously served as chief financial officer since September 9, 2019.

“The board and I are confident that Dirk is ideally suited to serve as our president and CEO,” says Stacey Rauch, who chairs the company’s board of directors. “We believe that his deep knowledge of the Pollo Tropical brand and its operations from having served as our CFO, together with his vast industry experience and disciplined business style, provide him with the right background and attributes to lead Fiesta and Pollo Tropical. As the interim CEO, Dirk moved quickly to maintain momentum and sharpen the focus of the leadership team on key opportunities.”

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates and franchises the Pollo Tropical® fast-casual restaurant brand. For more information, visit and




SOURCE: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

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