April 11, 2017

Sarasota residents have been excited since construction began, and now there is reason to celebrate as Pollo Tropical®, Florida’s favorite destination for famous fire-grilled chicken, roast pork and Caribbean-inspired signature side dishes, is opening its newest location at 5415 Fruitville Road on Saturday, April 22 with a beach party!

The Grand Opening Beach Party at the new Pollo Tropical takes place from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. and will feature music, Pollo Tropical gift certificate prizes, face painting, spin-to-win prizes, a surfing simulator, and more.  The first 100 people in line for the opening of the restaurant that morning will receive a free Pollo Tropical ¼ Chicken Meal.  And one lucky guest from among those first 100 to arrive for the festivities will win Free Pollo Tropical for a Year!*

Participants are urged to arrive by 9:00 a.m. to be among the first 100 guests in line for the official opening at 10:30 a.m.  Guests participating in the Free Pollo Tropical for a Year raffle must be 18 years of age or over.

Sarasota’s first Pollo Tropical location will feature the brand’s elevated blue design concept, which encompasses a new Caribbean-inspired architecture and interior design, hues of pastel blue and green, elevated furniture and accents – as well as waiters who serve the food ordered at the counter to the guest’s table.  The menu features all of the beloved Pollo Tropical items including Pollo Tropical’s signature citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and an array of authentic sauces and sides.  Guests can choose options that include Create Your Own TropiChops®, sandwiches and salads, wraps, platters, kids meals and family meals that boast generous portions at a great value.  Made-from-scratch sides include rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and many more.  Pollo Tropical uses ingredients without added trans fats or hormones.

The new Saucing Island® at Pollo Tropical brings on the flavor—and a little heat—with signature sauces that include Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ, Pineapple Rum, Cilantro Garlic and Spicy Poyo-Poyo. The sauces allow guests to customize their meals and tempt their taste buds with amazing tropical flavors.

“The community of Sarasota has been asking for a Pollo Tropical location for years, and we’re thrilled to be opening this first location by popular demand,” said Todd Nonken, Pollo Tropical Vice President of Marketing & Communications.  “We’re inviting the entire community to come out and celebrate with us on April 22!”

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