January 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Pollo Tropical, the fast casual restaurant known for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and “comfort food gone Caribbean” sides like corn souffle and balsamic tomatoes, further expands its presence to 14 locations in the DFW-area. The company will bring its signature bright tropical blue Caribbean-style restaurants to Richardson and Southlake in the new year.
Each grand opening celebration kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the local chambers of commerce and Pollo Tropical representatives. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the first 100 guests in line will receive a free quarter chicken meal with rice and beans and will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize of Free Chicken for a Year.* From 12 to 5 p.m. opening day guests will be eligible to win a $300 Visa gift card and free meal giveaways.
“We’ve opened 14 restaurants in the DFW area in under two years, and we plan continued expansion throughout 2016 as the North Texas community embraces our island-style food that has brought a fresh, unique option to the local fast casual dining scene,” said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. “We invite all of our new neighbors in Richardson and Southlake to join us at the grand opening celebrations for food and fun.”
The 3,700-square-foot restaurants will be open from 10:30 a.m. to midnight daily, and will feature indoor and outdoor seating for more than 90 guests, with limited table service and a convenient drive-thru. Guests can receive a coupon for either a buy one, get one free small TropiChop® or $3 off a family meal by signing up for the Pollo Reward$® loyalty program.
The restaurant is actively recruiting for all positions and plans to hire more than 40 hourly team members. Applications are being accepted at http://pollotropical.com/careers/job-postings/.
*Complete details, including contest rules, odds of winning and eligibility can be found at: www.pollotropical.com.
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 150 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus licensed restaurants on college campuses and franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at www.pollotropical.com.
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.
SOURCE Pollo Tropical