May 13, 2013

The weather in Pompano Beach will be a little sunnier on Friday, May 24 with the arrival of the newest Pollo Tropical® restaurant, located at 2320 N. Federal Highway, just north of Copans Road.  The restaurant famous for its Caribbean-inspired grilled chicken is hosting a huge, all day beach party with music, prizes and a surfing contest on the Pollo Tropical Wave Machine.

The Grand Opening Beach Party festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m., celebrating the Pollo Tropical flavor and beach lifestyle.  As part of the festivities, Pollo Tropical will bring surfing and a virtual beach to its new location on Federal Highway.  The surfing takes place on two 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. Participants are urged to arrive early, as only one of the first 100 guests in line for the restaurant to open at 10:30 a.m. will win the Grand Prize of Free Pollo Tropical Chicken for a Year!*

The party goes on all day with live music, spin & win prize giveaways, appearances by South Florida media personalities, and at 2 p.m. the Pollo Tropical Wave Machine Media Challenge – a media personality surfing contest where the best surfer will donate $1,000 to the charity of their choice!

In addition to its famous Grilled Chicken, Create Your Own TropiChop® Bowls, savory Mojo Roast Pork, and Guava BBQ Ribs, the new Pollo Tropical will feature an assortment of signature sandwiches and wraps. In addition, guests can choose from a variety of made from scratch side items and tropical treats.

The complimentary Pollo Tropical Salsa Bar is stocked with all the Pollo Tropical favorite sauces including Spicy Poyo Poyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more.  The restaurant will open daily at 10:30 a.m., seven days a week.

“We’re excited to open an all new Pollo Tropical in Pompano Beach,” said Danny Meisenheimer, Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer. “Our quality food and unparalleled price-value will bring plenty of smiles to our guests in the community.”

For more information about the Pollo Tropical Grand Opening Beach Party in Pompano Beach on Friday, May 24, visit pollotropical.com.

 A schedule of the Grand Opening festivities is as follows:

 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 and appearance from Y100 FM on-air 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.             Live music featuring DJ Frankie, first surfing contest begins

2:00 p.m.              Pollo Tropical Pompano Beach 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 Frankie 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: