Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical
Subsidiary
Industry Restaurants
Genre Caribbean cuisine
Founded 1988 (original) (Miami, Florida)
Founder Larry & Stuart Harris
Headquarters Kendall, Florida
Number of locations
more than 160
Key people

Richard Stockinger (CEO)

Danny Meisenheimer (COO)
Products Marinated chicken, grilled chicken, unique side dishes and fresh favorites such as black beans, yellow rice with vegetables, yuca and more.
Number of employees
5,200 (2015)
Parent Fiesta Restaurant Group
Website pollotropical.com

Pollo Tropical (literally Tropical Chicken in English) is a restaurant chain specializing in the cuisine of the Caribbean. The chain has its headquarters in Kendall, Miami-Dade County, Florida.[1][2] It is best known for marinated and grilled chicken and various sides including black beans and rice.

History[edit]

Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., is a Caribbean-inspired fast casual concept known for flame-grilled chicken marinated in a blend of tropical fruit juices and spices.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates and franchises the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant brands.

Corporate affairs[edit]

The chain has its headquarters in Miami.[3][4] The headquarters have been located in the Dadeland area of Kendall since 1994.[5]

Locations[edit]

Wings, beans and rice at a Pollo Tropical in Coral Gables, Florida

Pollo Tropical operates more than 160 locations in the United States (Florida, Georgia and Texas), Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Guatemala.[6]

Within the United States, Pollo Tropical owns and operates all of its restaurants, with the exception of "institutional" locations such as airports, universities and hospitals. Universities which have franchised locations include Florida International University, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of South Florida and University of Central Florida. Their newest location will open in the Trinity area later this year.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kendall CDP, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "POLLO TROPICAL SIZZLES UP HOT NEW CARIBBEAN CHICKEN FAJITAS AT AN UNBEATABLE $5.99." Pollo Tropical. May 18, 2009. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. 2010 Annual Report." Carrols Restaurant Group. 38. Retrieved on February 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "SOMERSET ACADEMY SHARKS TAKE A BITE AT FUNDRAISING, BENEFIT AT POLLO TROPICAL ON APRIL 14." Pollo Tropical. April 6, 2010. Retrieved on February 2, 2012. "7300 NORTH KENDALL DRIVE, EIGHTH FLOOR MIAMI, FLORIDA 33176"
  5. ^ a b "About Us."
  6. ^ Pollo Tropical Franchise - Market Penetration

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