Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical Opens First of Five International Locations

Miami-based Pollo Tropical announces the opening of its first franchised restaurant in Costa Rica, in San Jose’s main square: Parque Central.

Pollo Tropical Serves Up Shrimp Through Lent

Just in time for Lent season, Pollo Tropical is bringing back its grilled tropical shrimp with three great menu items! Beginning Feb.20, guests can enjoy a Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla Wrap Combo, a Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla Salad, and the Grilled Shrimp Create Your Own TropiChop.

All three menu items will be available for a limited time through Lent. 

Pollo Tropical Offers Deal for Two on Valentine’s Day

Pollo Tropical is offering a sweetheart of a deal on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

This Valentine’s Day, the “Two Can Dine for $9.99” offer features two entrees, including a choice of a small Create Your Own TropiChop or a 1/4 Chicken Platter with rice and beans, along with two regular size fountain drinks and a regular size order of yuca sticks or sweet plantains.

To sweeten the deal, Pollo Tropical is also including a free flan as a sharable dessert.

Simply text “SWEETHEART” to 52198 to receive the Valentine’s Day Two Can Dine For $9.99 coupon. Limit one coupon per couple.

Soup Up at Pollo Tropical on Jan. 18 With $1 Soup

Celebrate soup with Pollo Tropical on Wednesday, Jan. 18, as the popular restaurant chain offers a cup of either its Caribbean Chicken Soup or Split Pea Soup for just $1 all day. This is the second year Pollo Tropical has celebrated the special holiday. 

No coupon or additional purchase is necessary; all customers have to do is say “Happy Soup Day” to the cashier. Since this is one hot offer, there is a limit of two $1 cups of soup per customer. The offer is only valid on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Pollo Tropical’s Meal Plan Outlines 21 Healthy Days

Just in time for the New Year, Pollo Tropical is announcing the release of the 2012 version of its 21 Days to a New You Meal Plan.

The plan provides three weeks of healthful eating out options, plus easy-to-prepare breakfast and snack options. Each daily meal plan includes lunch and dinner options for both meals from 985 to around 1,225 calories. 

Pollo Tropical chefs, working alongside popular media food personality “Dr. Jo” Lichten, created the meal plan based on the ideas shared by customers. 

Pollo Tropical Presents Create Your Own TropiChop

The Pollo Tropical TropiChop, which has been a menu favorite for nearly 15 years, is being redesigned so customers can create their own with an expanded line of rice and other base options, expanded toppings, and even new sauces from the salsa bar. 

In addition to more choices, guests will also receive more chicken, as the company is doubling the amount of chicken served by 50 percent.

Pollo Tropical Wants Charities to Fundraise “Smart”

This holiday season, charities will be offering savings to patrons through a special fundraising program while raising money for their organization, courtesy of Pollo Tropical.

Local non-profits that are feeling the economic pinch in particular can take advantage of the Pollo Tropical Smart Card, a food discount card, to raise much-needed funds for their special projects.

Pork it Over: the Meat Expands its Role on Menus

Leading restaurants are expanding the protein selection on their menus by offering more pork dishes, according to foodservice consultants Technomic.

With a 7 percent increase in menu mentions over the past year, pork is now being showcased in appetizers, entrees, and sides. This protein suits the trend of using rustic, natural ingredients, from Chipotle’s use of naturally raised pork for its carnitas to Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants’ new All-Natural Iowa Pork Tenderloin Medallions with a maple, mustard, and pretzel crust.

Buy a Pollo Tropical Gift Card, Earn Back $5

This holiday season at Pollo Tropical, for every $25 gift card purchase, Pollo Tropical gives back with a free $5 certificate for the gift card purchaser. Every $50 gift card purchase brings even more holiday cheer with $10 in complimentary Pollo Tropical certificates. The $5 complimentary coupons are good on or after Dec. 26, 2011.

Pollo Tropical Launches Family Meals

Pollo Tropical is offering its new Create Your Own Family Meal today. 

“Pollo Tropical has always had a big commitment to families and has built a reputation on providing an affordable alternative to cooking from scratch at home,” says Kim Miller, vice president of marketing & communications for Pollo Tropical.  

“Our fresh ingredients are counted on by busy families, and the new Create Your Own Family Meal is really a great way for our customers to enjoy and make the most out of our menu.”

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