Watch out KFC, Pollo Tropical is here to stay!!
Pollo Tropical®, famous for its citrus-marinated grilled chicken and Caribbean flavors, had a successful grand opening today at their new location on Lawrenceville, Ga. In 1996, Atlanta franchisee Gary Link closed his three Pollo Tropical restaurants, citing unhappiness with the results of the franchise. The concept was probably ahead of its time for Atlanta, said Harold Shumacher, president of The Shumacher Group Inc a restaurant consulting firm.
The first 100 customers in line received a certificate for a free Pollo Tropical Family Meal and were entered on site to win Free Pollo Tropical Chicken for a Year! Until now, the nearest Pollo Tropical was in Jacksonville, Florida.
According to Vicky Timmer, Region Director for Pollo Tropical, the company's first Georgia location will offer the same great marinated, grilled chicken and made-from-scratch sides guests have come to expect from the quick casual chain, but with an "elevated" flair including free limited table service and WiFi - as well as real plates, beer, wine, sangria and much more.
Customers can dine in, take out or use the restaurant's convenient "Pollo on the Go" drive thru. The restaurant will open daily at 10:30 a.m., seven days a week.
On the new Pollo Tropical 'masterpiece menu' is its famous citrus-marinated grilled chicken, now also available brushed with a spicy Poyo Poyo sauce.
An assortment of signature sandwiches and artistic wraps also highlight the menu, including the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, Classic Chicken Sandwich with Peppadew Sauce, Guava Pork BBQ Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, and a Chicken Quesadilla Wrap plus the limited time Chicken Avocado Club Wrap.
Other menu items include savory Roast Pork, pulled and served with sautéed onions, Guava BBQ Riblets, Create Your Own TropiChop® Bowls, Grilled Wings plus Family Meals and Kids' Meals.
The complimentary Salsa Bar is stocked with all the Pollo Tropical favorite sauces including the new spicy Poyo-Poyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Salsa Fuego, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more.
Mix and match to your liking with these sauces that are available right at your fingertips.
“This new restaurant offers the greater Lawrenceville area residents sit-down fare at fast food prices,” said Vicky Timmer. “Our menu offers fresh, flavorful food that guests can feel good about eating, and we deliver it at the pace of our customers’ lives. Customers in a hurry can grab and go while those looking for a night out can enjoy our inviting dining area.”
To celebrate the new Fan Page, be one of the first 5,000 people to become a fan of Pollo Tropical® on Facebook and receive a coupon by e-mail for a free TropiChop® with a drink purchase. Remember to sign up for Pollo Reward$™ to be the first to know of member only discounts and freebies.
Pollo Tropical825 Duluth Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30043