December 14, 2016

Pollo Tropical® – now famous from Florida to Texas for its citrus marinated chicken, roast pork and Caribbean-inspired signature side dishes – is introducing a streamlined, double drive-thru and take-out concept in South Florida that will enable guests to obtain their favorite menu items faster.

Although its menu will be streamlined to enable the best speed of service, Pollo Tropical Express will feature many of the most-beloved Pollo Tropical menu items, including Pollo Tropical’s signature citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, Tropichops®, Mojo Roast Pork, wraps and sandwiches, Family Meals, signature sides and favorites like sweet plantains and crispy yuca.

According to Danny Meisenheimer, interim CEO and President of Fiesta Restaurant Group®, the Pollo Tropical Express concept restaurants will open in key areas of South Florida where the brand demand is concentrated, where the convenience of an additional Pollo Tropical location would benefit the community, and where space is limited or in high demand.  The design allows for a double drive thru, a walk-up window and in some locations outside patio dining tables – all with a smaller footprint.

It does not offer dine in service.  The concept will be launched first in South Florida, and then be expanded to other areas the brand serves.

“The Pollo Tropial Express concept was inspired by feedback we received from our loyal fans in South Florida, it’s been more than a year in the making and we’re very excited to be unveiling it to the public,” said Meisenheimer.  “Pollo Tropical Express is about the conveniences of picking up you favorite Pollo meals and enjoying them at home, the office or on the go.”

Pollo Tropical Express will also incorporate upgraded technology that will enhance expediting food orders.

The Pollo Tropical 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 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.  For more information about Pollo Tropical or to view a complete online menu please visit www.pollotropical.com.