June 7, 2013

Pollo Tropical®, the Caribbean-inspired restaurant chain famous for its flame grilled chicken, will celebrate its newest location on Friday, June 14 in Melbourne with a grand opening event at 6531 Lake Andrew Drive in Viera at the entrance of The Avenue® shopping destination.  The 12-hour beach party will celebrate the Pollo Tropical opening and will feature surfing simulators, music, prize giveaways and one lucky winner will receive Free Pollo Tropical for a Year*.

Grand Opening Beach Party festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and will run through 9:00 p.m.  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 for a Year!* The first 100 guests will receive a Create Your Own Family Meal coupon valid for their return visit.

The new Pollo Tropical location in Viera 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 Salsa Bar is stocked with all of the fresh, favorite sauces the brand is famous for – including the Spicy Poyo Poyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Salsa Fuego, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more.  The new Pollo Tropical also features the “Pollo on the Go” drive thru.  Pollo Tropical in Viera will open daily at 10:30 a.m., seven days a week.

“Pollo Tropical is excited to open its second location in the Melbourne area,” said Danny Meisenheimer, Chief Operating Officer.  “Our quality food and unparalleled value can now be enjoyed in the Viera community.”

The Pollo Tropical Viera Grand Opening Beach Party activities take place Friday, June 14 at 6531 Lake Andrew Drive in Viera.  Participants in the Grand Prize Pollo Tropical For a Year Giveaway are urged to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. to be among the first 100 guests eligible to win.  A winner will be chosen in a random drawing from the first 100 guests in line. 

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

A schedule of Grand Opening festivities is as follows:

Pollo Tropical  6531 Lake Andrew Drive

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 and special appearances by local radio personalities 

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. DJ Volume Spinning Live

12:00 p.m. Afternoon surfing contest begins

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: