Friday, July 13 Could Be Your Lucky Day… Just Say 'Ahhhh For Cheezy Yuca Bites' At Pollo Tropical®!

July 09, 2012 // // Thanks to Pollo Tropical®, Friday the 13th could be your lucky day. To celebrate the return of Cheezy Yuca Bites to its menu for a limited time, Pollo Tropical is giving away free samples of Cheezy Yuca Bites from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday the 13th at its restaurants in Southwest Florida, Central Florida, Tampa, Jacksonville and Atlanta. Customers just have to say “Ahhhh for Cheezy Yuca Bites” to the cashier to receive one free sample of the irresistible item!

Cheezy Yuca Bites are bite-sized pieces of Caribbean yuca – similar to a potato – filled with cheese then fried golden to perfection, and served with a creamy Cilantro-Garlic dipping sauce. They are a perfect compliment to any Pollo Tropical meal or can be enjoyed on their own as an appetizer or snack.

Yuca (pronounced YOU-ka) is native to the South American tropical regions where it is widely known as “cassava,” and originated in its purest form in Brazil. Historically, Bermudans use Yuca in a traditional Christmas pie. Colombians use it in “Enyucado,” a dessert of ground boiled Yuca, anise, sugar and guava jam. Yuca is also used for purees, dumplings, soups, and gravies. It is even used to make tapioca, most commonly found in tapioca pudding and as chips.

Cheezy Yuca Bites will be featured on the Pollo Tropical menu as a regular serving size of six pieces for only $2.39 and 12 pieces for $3.39. But get them quickly, as they will only be on the menu for a limited time!

For more information on Pollo Tropical, including menu items and nutritional information, visit online at .

About Pollo Tropical®

Pollo Tropical® owns and operates 90 locations in the United States (Florida and Georgia), has more than 30 international franchised locations in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Trinidad, Venezuela, and Costa Rica and has agreements in place for additional franchise restaurants in Guatemala, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Pollo Tropical also has three licensed units located on college campuses in Florida.

The first Pollo Tropical restaurant opened in 1988 in Miami, Florida. The unique restaurant concept is known for its fresh, never frozen, open flame grilled chicken, marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic “made from scratch” side dishes. For more information on Pollo Tropical, including menu items and nutritional information as well as information about international franchising, visit online at

Pollo Tropical is part of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., which also owns the Taco Cabana® restaurant chain. Taco Cabana operates over 150 restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and offers a wide selection of fresh traditional Mexican food. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., is a public company trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “FRGI”. Additional information on Fiesta can be found at

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