Caribbean-inspired restaurant also brings back Cheese Empanadas for a limited time

MIAMI (April 20, 2015) – For a limited time, Pollo Tropical is bringing back its popular Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap, Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad and crispy Cheese Empanadas.

The Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap features pineapple grilled with olive oil, citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle mayo, cumin and a hint of black pepper, wrapped in a thin flatbread and finished on the grill press.

The Tangy Pineapple Salad features grilled pineapple, sweet corn, roasted red peppers and citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken breast, atop a bed of romaine lettuce and served with mango poppy seed vinaigrette dressing. The Cheese Empanadas are crispy, sweet corn empanadas filled with creamy, melted cheese. The empanadas can be paired with any one of the 10 zesty tropical signature sauces on Pollo Tropical’s famous Saucing Island®.

“Our Tangy Pineapple Chicken offers something fresh and new to the everyday salad or wrap, and we know people look forward to its return each year,” said Pollo Tropical Director of Marketing Sandra Pascual. “Our Cheese Empanadas are also a customer favorite, and we hope everyone will come in and get them while they last.”

The Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap, Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad and Cheese Empanadas will be offered at all Pollo Tropical locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.

About Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., 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 are 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 130 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, plus five licensed restaurants on college campuses and more than 36 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Pollo Tropical’s website at


About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana® and Cabana Grill® restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at


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