Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, has announced the upcoming retirements of Jim Tunnessen, exeutive vice president, chief operating officer of Pollo Tropical, and Mike Biviano, EVP, chief operating officer of Taco Cabana, effective Jan. 31, 2013.
Tunnessen will be succeeded by Danny Meisenheimer at Pollo Tropical, and Biviano will be succeeded by Todd Coerver at Taco Cabana. They both currently hold the position of chief brand officer with their respective brands.
"With change comes opportunity and going forward, Danny and Todd will be supported by tenured operating professionals," said Tim Taft, CEO of Fiesta.
Also announced, Vicky Timmer will be promoted to the role of vice president of operations at Pollo Tropical, and Mark Phillips will assume the role of VP of operations at Taco Cabana.
"These promotions will create avenues for advancement for the next generation of operations leadership as we put ourselves in position for future growth," Taft added.
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