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Pollo Tropical® Doubles Up In Frisco
Miami's iconic island-inspired chicken restaurant to open second and third DFW-area locations in September
|By PR Newswire
|August 15, 2014 06:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pollo Tropical, Florida's beloved fast-casual concept known for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and array of authentic sauces and sides, continues its Texas expansion with the opening of two more DFW-area locations in Frisco this September. The restaurants will be located at 9055 John Hickman Parkway and 11440 N. Dallas Parkway.
The new restaurants will celebrate their grand opening Sept. 5 with festivities to include calypso music, a proclamation by local officials and a robosurfing contest. The surf contest will feature local personalities competing for monetary prizes to benefit their chosen charities. One lucky guest will win Free Chicken for a Year*, and the first 100 guests will receive a coupon for a free Create Your Own Family Meal, redeemable on a future visit.
In March, Pollo Tropical opened its first Texas restaurant in Addison to rave reviews. It plans to open seven more in the Lone Star State by the end of 2014. As with the Pollo Tropical in Addison, the Frisco locations will be ideally situated in bustling communities that offer a wide variety of dining options – though none like Pollo Tropical.
"Our first Texas Pollo Tropical in the Dallas area has become the place to be, and we hope the people of Frisco will also love having a taste of the islands in their community," said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. "Pollo Tropical offers a uniquely tropical twist on fresh, healthy, hand-prepared foods. Our guests can visit every day to explore new items on the menu, and families can enjoy the convenience and variety of meal choices they feel better about eating."
Pollo Tropical's menu is a melting pot of culinary cultures, featuring the distinct, bold and tangy flavors of the Caribbean. Savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus are blended into rubs and marinades that enhance the flavors of fresh vegetables, pork, beef and Pollo Tropical's signature chicken dishes. The company has built a loyal following for its fresh, never frozen, bone-in chicken that is marinated in tropical fruit juices and spices and then flame-grilled to perfection and served quartered or halved.
Guests can choose options that include platters, Create Your Own TropiChops®, sandwiches, salads, wraps, kids meals and family meals. In addition to its signature bone-in chicken, Pollo Tropical offers boneless, skinless grilled chicken breasts, Mojo Roast Pork, Calypso Beef and Grilled Tropical Wings. Made-from-scratch sides include rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and many more. The restaurant uses ingredients without added trans fats or hormones.
Pollo Tropical's famous Saucing Island brings on the flavor – and a little heat – with 10 signature sauces, including Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ, Pineapple Rum, Cilantro Garlic and Spicy Poyo-Poyo. The sauces allow diners to further customize their meals and tempt their taste buds with craveable, zesty, tropical flavors.
To complement its menu, Pollo Tropical also offers diners a variety of island-inspired beverages, ranging from a selection of Caribbean beers to coconut water and popular Refrescas in tropical breeze, mango peach and superfruit punch flavors. Diners can add rum for a tropical cocktail or enjoy a Cuba Libre made with Coca-Cola® and a fresh squeeze of lime.
Guests can watch as fresh food is prepared all day in each restaurant's open kitchen. The 3,400-square-foot restaurants will feature a design influenced by tropical blues and greens, island-inspired lighting and plants, indoor seating for 90+ with limited table service and a convenient drive-thru.
To serve its guests, the Frisco restaurants plan to hire more than 40 hourly team members at each location. The company is actively recruiting for all positions and is accepting applications at http://pollotropical.com/careers/job-postings/.
Guests can get a coupon for either a buy one, get one free quarter chicken with two sides or $3 off a family meal by signing up for the Pollo Reward$® loyalty program.
*Complete details including contest rules, odds of winning and eligibility can be found online at www.pollotropical.com.
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 114 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. There are also four licensed restaurants located on college campuses and 33 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. 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.
Mary Kate Jeffries
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