May 6, 2013

Pollo Tropical®, the Caribbean-inspired restaurant chain famous for its flame grilled chicken, will celebrate its newest location on Friday, May 17 in Kennesaw with a grand opening event. The 12-hour beach party will celebrate the Pollo Tropical flavor and beach lifestyle, and raise $1,000 for a local charity!

The new Pollo Tropical is located at 840 Ernest Barrett Parkway in the Cobb Place Shopping Plaza.  Grand Opening Beach Party festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. on May 17 and run through 9:00 p.m.  As part of its grand opening festivities, Pollo Tropical will bring surfing and a virtual beach to Kennesaw!  The surfing takes place on two surfing simulators that ride atop a wide, cushiony virtual wave.  Surf is up early on Grand Opening morning, setting the stage for the restaurant’s opening and Free Chicken for a Year giveaway!

As part of the festivities, the first 100 guests in line for the restaurant to open at 10:30 a.m. will have a chance to win Free Pollo Tropical Chicken for a Year!* The beach party will also feature live music, spin & win prize giveaways, appearances by Atlanta media personalities, a 2:00 p.m. surfing simulator media challenge for charity, and much more!

Pollo Tropical will feature its famous Grilled Chicken, Create Your Own TropiChop® Bowls, savory Mojo Roast Pork, and Guava BBQ Riblets. In addition, guests can enjoy Caribbean Fajitas, Create Your Own Family Meals, Kids’ Meals and side dishes like Caribbean Corn Souffle, Macaroni & Cheese, yuca and much more.

The complimentary Pollo Tropical Salsa Bar is stocked with all the Pollo Tropical favorite sauces including the new Spicy Poyo Poyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Salsa Fuego, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more.  The new Pollo Tropical also features beer, wine, sangria, servers, and the elevated “Pollo on the Go” drive thru.  Pollo Tropical in Kennesaw will open daily at 10:30 a.m., seven days a week.

“Pollo Tropical is happy to open its third Atlanta area location with many more to come,” said Danny Meisenheimer, Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer. “Our quality food and unparalleled price-value can now be enjoyed by the folks in Kennesaw who have been campaigning for a Pollo Tropical in their town.”

Other Atlanta Pollo Tropical locations include Cumberland at 2955 Cobb Parkway and in Lawrenceville at 825 Duluth Highway.

For more information about the Pollo Tropical Grand Opening Beach Party in Kennesaw, visit pollotropical.com.

A schedule of Grand Opening festivities is as follows:

Pollo Tropical       840 Ernest Barrett Parkway in the Cobb Place Shopping Plaza

8:00 a.m.               Surf’s up!  Morning surfing practice commences

8:00 a.m.               Line begins to form for Free Pollo Tropical for a Year Giveaway!

(Be among the first 100 guests for a chance to win: only one winner)

9:00 a.m.               Live music from 94.9 FM The Bull, featuring DJ Tripp West and SteveMyFavoriteDJ

10:30 a.m.             Opening day ribbon cutting, doors open!

11:00 a.m.             Free Pollo Tropical for a Year! Giveaway winner announced

11:00 a.m.             Morning surfing practice ends, first surfing contest begins

2:00 p.m.               Pollo Tropical Kennesaw surfing media challenge begins!

3:00 p.m.               Awards ceremony and media challenge charity winner announced

4:00 p.m.               Surf’s up!  Afternoon surfing practice commences

5:00 p.m.               Afternoon surfing contest begins

6:00 p.m.               Live music featuring DJ Tripp West and SteveMyFavoriteDJ continues

7:00 p.m.               Surf’s up!  Twilight surfing practice commences

8:00 p.m.               Evening surfing contest begins!  Glow sticks and neon prevail in this unique contest!

9:00 p.m.               Beach party ends, but Life Under the Palm at Pollo Tropical begins!

*Complete details, including contest rules, odds of winning and eligibility can be found online at: pollotropical.com/community.