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Nominations Sought For Fourth Annual Pollo Tropical® Teachers Of The Year Awards

Teachers in 23 counties will win free Pollo Tropical for a year

MIAMI, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pollo Tropical is now accepting nominations for outstanding educators in the 23 counties it serves for the Fourth Annual Pollo Tropical Teachers of the Year awards.

Pollo Tropical, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

The teacher with the most nominations in each participating county will be recognized and will receive Pollo Tropical coupons valid for one year of free meals at Pollo Tropical, plus a Golden Apple Award engraved with "Teacher of the Year." Additionally, the school in each county with the most teacher nominations will win a $500 Pollo Tropical donation to its student activities fund.

The Pollo Tropical Teachers of the Year campaign is part of the brand's emphasis on education in the communities it serves.

"Pollo Tropical is dedicated to bettering the communities we serve, and supporting local schools through our Teachers of the Year awards is a great way to positively impact kids and families," said Pollo Tropical Director of Marketing Sandra Pascual. "We hope everyone will take a moment to recognize a great teacher in their lives."

Residents in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can nominate any teacher in any county served by a Pollo Tropical company-owned restaurant. Nominations are accepted online at www.PolloTropical.com/MyTeacher. Enrollment in Pollo Reward$™ is required to nominate a teacher. Nominations must include the teacher's full name, school name, school address, school phone number and the subject and grade taught by the nominated teacher. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 18.

All public, private and charter school teachers are eligible in the following counties:

  • Florida: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Osceola, Lake, Orange, Seminole, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Duval, Lee, Collier, Alachua, Martin and Brevard
  • Georgia: Cobb, Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett
  • Tennessee: Rutherford, Davidson and Williamson

Everyone who submits a nomination will receive a buy one, get one free small TropiChop® coupon. For more information about the Pollo Tropical Teachers of the Year contest, visit www.PolloTropical.com/MyTeacher.

About Pollo Tropical
Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group®, is a Caribbean-inspired fast-casual concept known for its fresh, flame-grilled chicken marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic, made-from-scratch side dishes, soups, salads and wraps. The Miami-based company, founded in 1988, currently owns and operates 105 locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, and recently broke ground on its first Texas location in Addison. There are also four licensed restaurants located on college campuses, and 36 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Puerto Rico and India. For more information on Pollo Tropical, including employment opportunities, menu and nutritional information as well as information about international franchising, visit Pollo Tropical's website at www.pollotropical.com.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana® and Cabana Grill restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.

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