October 29, 2016

Heat-seeking guests have a new way to enjoy Pollo Tropical’s famous citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken with new Spicy Chicken in two flavors, Diablo and Spicy Island BBQ, available beginning Monday, Oct. 31, through the end of year.

Pollo Tropical’s classic bone-in chicken is basted and grilled with a creamy blend of red jalapeños, garlic, lime juice and island spices to create Spicy Diablo. Spicy Island BBQ is made with a blend of Pollo Tropical’s signature guava BBQ sauce, tropical juices and an extra kick of island peppers and spices from Poyo-Poyo sauce for a subtler, sweeter heat.

The new Spicy Diablo and Spicy Island BBQ can be enjoyed as part of any Pollo Tropical menu items, such as in a customizable TropiChop bowl, with the choice of a rice or romaine lettuce base and toppings like beans, chopped fresh tomatoes, corn, sautéed onions and peppers, or the quarter chicken meal complete with a hearty serving of rice and beans. The sauces can also spice up the tropical chicken wings, chicken sandwich or wrap.

For even more flavor and heat, guests can visit Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island® and enjoy any of the 10 signature sauces, including Cilantro Garlic and Curry Mustard. More information and a full menu can be found at www.PolloTropical.com.

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 TropiChop® bowls 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 170 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and 35 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at www.pollotropical.com.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.