Industry News | March 15, 2013

LTO Shrimp Items are Hot Off the Grill at Pollo Tropical

Shrimp is grilling at all Pollo Tropical kitchens for a limited-time-only menu appearance in the Shrimp Create Your Own TropiChop, Shrimp Quesadilla Wrap, and Shrimp Quesadilla Salad.

The Grilled Shrimp Create Your Own TropiChop arrives just in time for the Lent season and can be created using the many fresh ingredients that are part of the create-your-own concept, from yellow or brown rice to lettuce, black beans, and white rice.

Additional toppings include items like corn, sautéed onions, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

Pollo Tropical’s Grilled Shrimp is rich in flavor but can be slim in calories. A small

Grilled Shrimp Create Your Own TropiChop with half rice, half lettuce, and topped with diced tomatoes is only 250 calories.

The Grilled Shrimp is also being offered in the popular Shrimp Quesadilla Salad and Shrimp Quesadilla Wrap. The Grilled Shrimp Salad features basted and grilled shrimp, crisp Romaine lettuce, black bean fiesta salad, multicolored tortilla chips, and shredded Cheddar Jack cheese.

The salad is topped with a 6-inch hot-pressed cheese quesadilla and served with Chipotle Ranch dressing on the side.

The Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla Wrap features basted and grilled shrimp, melted Cheddar Jack cheese, freshly chopped tomatoes, and a tangy chipotle dressing, all on an 8.5-inch flatbread that is finished on the grill press.

“By introducing Pollo Tropical Grilled Shrimp, we hope to provide our customers a new healthy option to continue to enjoy a delicious, fresh, and flavorful meal,” says Sandra Molina, Pollo Tropical marketing director.