Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pollo Tropical grand opening in Johns Creek tomorrow 2/27 @spmcomm

Pollo Tropical grand opening celebration this Friday, Feb. 27 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at 5815 State Bridge Road.  Lots of fun events for everyone.
9:00 -               B98.5 WSB-FM Radio Remote
11:00 a.m.     
9:00 a.m.        Mime Artist & Caribbean Stilt Walker
-11:00 a.m.    
9:00 a.m.        Calypso Steel Drum Band
-4:00 p.m.      
10:10 a.m.      Welcome remarks from Johns Creek Chamber
10:15 a.m.      Ribbon Cutting with Johns Creek Chamber
10:30 a.m.      Restaurant opens after ribbon cutting!      
First 100 guests will receive their coupon for a Free Create Your Own Family Meal after their first transaction
11:00 a.m.      Chicken for a Year raffle              
12:30 p.m. –   RoboSurfer Competitions between the Johns Creek Fire and Police        
4:00 -               DJ Steve Smith Spinning Live! 
8:00 p.m. 

Miami’s iconic island-inspired chicken restaurant to open Johns Creek location in February
(MIAMI) Feb. 13, 2015 – Pollo Tropical, Florida’s beloved fast-casual concept known for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and array of authentic sauces and sides, continues its Georgia expansion with the opening of its newest location on Feb. 27. The restaurant, located at 5815 State Bridge Road, is the sixth Pollo Tropical in the Atlanta area and the first in Georgia built with the company’s new Caribbean-style design.
The Johns Creek restaurant, based on the prototype launched in Texas last year, will boast bright tropical blues and greens, island-inspired lighting and plants and a relaxing patio area. The company plans to open several additional locations featuring the new design in Georgia this year, including in Austell, Woodstock and East Cobb.
“Our new Caribbean-inspired restaurant design transports our guests to the islands, where they can enjoy Life Under the Palm™ and the flavors of the islands in our fresh and healthy menu items,” said Pollo Tropical Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer. “Our guests can visit the new location every day to explore the menu, and families can enjoy the convenience and variety of meal choices they feel better about eating.”
Pollo Tropical’s menu is a melting pot of culinary cultures, featuring the distinctive, bold and tangy flavors of the Caribbean. 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 in the restaurant’s open kitchen. Menu choices include Create Your Own TropiChops®, tropical chicken, sandwiches and salads, wraps, platters, kids meals and family meals.
In addition to its signature bone-in chicken, Pollo Tropical offers boneless, skinless grilled chicken breasts, Mojo Roast Pork, Calypso Beef and Grilled Tropical Wings. Made-from-scratch sides include rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and many more. The restaurant uses ingredients without added trans fats or hormones. Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island brings on the flavor – and a little heat – with 10 signature sauces, including Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ, Pineapple Rum, Cilantro Garlic and Spicy Poyo-Poyo.
To complement its menu, Pollo Tropical also offers a variety of island-inspired beverages, ranging from a selection of Caribbean beers to coconut water and popular Refrescas in tropical breeze, mango peach and superfruit punch flavors. Diners can add rum to create a tropical cocktail or enjoy a Cuba Libre made with Coca-Cola® and a fresh squeeze of lime.
The restaurant will host a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Festivities will include calypso music, a proclamation by local officials and a robosurfer challenge, where contestants will compete for first- and second-place prizes of $500 and $300 for their favorite charity. One lucky guest will win Free Chicken for a Year*, and the first 100 guests will receive a coupon for a free Create Your Own Family Meal, redeemable on a future visit.
To serve its guests, the Johns Creek restaurant plans to hire more than 40 hourly team members. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor seating for more than 90, with limited table service, and a convenient drive-thru. The company is actively recruiting for all positions and is accepting applications at Guests also can get a coupon for either a buy one, get one free small TropiChop or $3 off a family meal by signing up for the Pollo Reward$® loyalty program.
*Complete details including contest rules, odds of winning and eligibility can be found online at
About Pollo Tropical
Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group®, is a Caribbean-inspired fast-casual concept known for its fresh, flame-grilled chicken marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices. Other craveable island favorites include Mojo Roast Pork and made-from-scratch sides including rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and more. Menu items like the Tropical Citrus Chicken Salad, Guava BBQ Pork Sandwich and Create Your Own TropiChops® can be customized with 10 zesty tropical signature sauces on Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island. Founded in 1988, the Miami-based company currently owns and operates more than 125 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and more than 30 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at      

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