Pollo Tropical® Introduces Fresh Avocado To Its Summer Menu

Caribbean-inspired restaurant also brings back Cheezy Yuca Bites for a limited time.

June 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – For a limited time, Pollo Tropical brings the flavors of summer to its Caribbean-inspired menu with the addition of three delicious new items that highlight the fresh, rich taste of avocado, plus the return of fan-favorite crispy Cheezy Yuca Bites.

The Chicken Avocado TropiChop® bowl combines hand-chopped, ripe avocado, citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken breast and crispy bacon with white rice, romaine lettuce, Monterey jack cheese and diced tomatoes. Guests can also enjoy avocados in the Chicken Avocado Wrap or Chicken Avocado Salad, featuring grilled chicken breast, bacon, Swiss cheese, diced tomatoes, romaine lettuce and cilantro garlic sauce, served wrapped in a thin flatbread and finished on the grill press or atop a bed of fresh, crisp romaine lettuce.

Cheezy Yuca Bites, a seasonal guest favorite, are crispy bites of yuca filled with creamy, melted cheese. The yuca bites can be paired with any one of the 10 zesty tropical signature sauces on Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island® for a deliciously different experience every time.

“Summer is avocado season, and what better way to complement our TropiChops, wraps and salads than with the cool, fresh taste of this tropical staple,” said Pollo Tropical Director of Marketing Sandra Pascual. “Our Cheezy Yuca Bites are the perfect poppable island bite, and we hope everyone will come in and get them while they’re here.”

The Chicken Avocado TropiChop, Chicken Avocado Wrap, Chicken Avocado Salad and Cheezy Yuca Bites will be offered at all Pollo Tropical locations in Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, and at participating Florida locations.

About Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., 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. Other craveable island favorites include Mojo Roast Pork and made-from-scratch sides including rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and more. Menu items like the Tropical Citrus Chicken Salad, Guava BBQ Pork Sandwich and Create Your Own TropiChops® can be customized with 10 zesty tropical signature sauces on Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island®. Founded in 1988, the Miami-based company currently owns and operates more than 130 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and 35 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, 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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