• Pollo Tropical expands Tennessee presence

September 10, 2015

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Pollo Tropical is expanding its presence this month in Tennessee with two new locations opening in Nashville and Madison.

Both restaurants will feature Pollo Tropical’s new Caribbean-style design that incorporates bright island colors, according to a company press release. The two existing Tennessee locations, in Franklin and Smyrna, will be updated by the end of summer to offer the same look and feel of the new restaurants.

“With our new Caribbean-style design, we want to communicate to our Nashville-area guests that we offer island-inspired cuisine and a laid-back vibe that they can enjoy every day,” said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. “We hope that our new neighbors in Madison and Nashville will enjoy our food and embrace our concept the way the Smyrna and Franklin communities have.”

The Madison location opens July 8 at 2003 Gallatin Pike North and will host a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on July 10.

The Nashville location opens July 22 at 6704 Charlotte Pike, and will also host a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 24.

Both grand opening celebrations will feature calypso bands and spin-and-win prizes, and a hoop shot challenge in which contestants compete for first- and second-place prizes of $500 and $300 to go to a favorite charity. The first 100 guests will be entered into a raffle drawing for the grand prize Free Chicken for a Year. They will also each get a coupon for a free Create Your Own Family Meal, which includes a whole grilled chicken, choice of two sides, dinner rolls and plantains.