Do you live in the Atlanta/Gwinnett County area? Will you be visiting the area anytime soon? If so, you should head to Pollo Tropical for a great tropical experience and great food to go along with it. What began in Miami as a simple recipe for citrus-marinated grilled chicken has evolved into a world of tropical flavors, and is quickly transforming into a lifestyle of happy, healthy, laid-back fun. They are continually proving that life’s better under the palm. From their signature grilled chicken and slow roasted mojo pork, to world-renown Create Your Own TropiChops®, nothing surprises and delights like our fresh-made food served in a Caribbean inspired atmosphere. Check out below inserts from the press releases welcoming a 4th opening in the Atlanta are in Austell to go along with locations in Lawrenceville, Cumming and Johns Creek.
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 Georgia expansion with the opening of its newest location this month. The Austell restaurant, near Brookwood Square at 3999 Austell Road, is the seventh Atlanta-area Pollo Tropical, and one of the area’s first to display the new Caribbean-style design, which debuted in Texas last year.
The restaurant’s island-themed grand opening celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 20. Festivities will include calypso music, a proclamation by local officials and a robosurfer challenge, where contestants will compete for first- and second-place prizes of $500 and $300 to go to their favorite charity. 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. The company plans to open additional locations in the Atlanta area this year, including Woodstock and East Cobb. Both locations will feature the new Caribbean-style design.
“With its bright colors and island details, our new design communicates the fun and flavors that Pollo Tropical brings to the neighborhood,” said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. “Our guests can relax, sip a Refresca made from real fruit juices and dine on Caribbean staples like grilled chicken, corn soufflé and plantains. At Pollo Tropical, every day offers the taste of an island vacation.”
Pollo Tropical’s menu is a melting pot of culinary cultures, featuring the distinctive, 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 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 Create Your Own TropiChops®, sandwiches, salads, wraps, platters, kid’s meals and family meals. In addition to the signature bone-in chicken, Pollo Tropical offers boneless, skinless grilled chicken breasts, Mojo Roast Pork 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 Tran’s 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 and mango peach flavors.
To serve its guests, the Austell Road restaurant plans to hire more than 40 hourly team members. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor seating for more than 90, with limited table service and a convenient drive-thru. The company is actively recruiting for all positions and is accepting applications at http://pollotropical.com/careers/job-postings/. Guests also can get 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.
*Complete details including contest rules, odds of winning and eligibility can be found online at www.pollotropical.com/community.
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 125 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and more than 30 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at www.pollotropical.com.
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