June 9, 2014

Calypso music, robosurfers and local officials will herald the opening of Jacksonville’s fourth Pollo Tropical, Florida’s beloved island-inspired chicken restaurant on Friday, June 20, in Bartram Park at 13776 Old. St. Augustine Road. 

The opening celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a presentation by company leaders and local officials before the music starts and doors open to the public at 10:30. A robosurfer contest on a simulated surfing machine will take place at 12:30 p.m. in which media personalities will compete for first, second and third place prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $500 and $250, to benefit their charity of choice.

The first 100 guests will receive a coupon for a free Create Your Own Family Meal redeemable on a future visit. One guest will win Free Chicken for a Year, which includes 52 Be Our Guest cards redeemable for any sandwich or wrap combo, small TropiChop® or quarter chicken with two sides.

“Our new Bartram Park location will help us better serve the Jacksonville community with our uniquely tropical twist on fresh, healthy, hand-prepared foods,” said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. “Our guests can visit every day to explore our menu, and enjoy the convenience and variety of meal choices they feel better about eating.”

The 3,800-square-foot restaurant seats 90 guests, and will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to midnight. The restaurant brings 45 jobs to the area. The company is recruiting for all positions, and is accepting applications at http://pollotropical.com/careers/job-postings/.

Guests can also receive a coupon for either a buy one, get one free quarter chicken with two sides or $3 off a family meal by signing up for the Pollo Reward$™ loyalty program.