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Pollo Tropical (which literally means Tropical Chicken in Spanish) is a Miami-based fast food restaurant chain specializing in Caribbean food. Pollo Tropical is owned and operated by Carrols Corporation. Nickname: The Magic City Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, French, African, Amerindian and Indian cuisine. ... Carrols is a company that owns fast-food restaurants in the north east and southern United States. ...

The chain has over 60 company owned restaurants in Florida and more than 20 franchised units throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Pollo Tropical is planning an aggressive expansion opening new locations in New York, New Jersey and the west coast of Florida. Franchising (from the French for honesty[citation needed]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... World map depicting Caribbean : West Indies redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

It is best known for its marinated and grilled chicken served with black beans and rice. Some common side dishes are french fries, salads, plantain, and fried yuca. . ... Grilling means cooking directly under a source of direct, dry heat. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Black bean can mean: The black turtle bean, a small, black variety of the common bean especially popular in Latin American cuisine Douchi, a kind of fermented soybean especially popular in the cuisine of China The black gram Any black-colored variety of bean; beans which include black-colored varieties... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild species... A side dish of salad accompanying a small pie A side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal. ... French fried potatoes, commonly known as French fries or fries (North America) or chips (United Kingdom and Commonwealth) are usually pieces of potato that have been chopped into batons and deep fried. ... Salad Platter Salad is a term applied broadly to many food preparations that are a mixture of chopped or sliced ingredients. ... Species Musa × paradisiaca A big load of plantains in Masaya, Nicaragua Plantains are bananas that are generally used for cooking, as contrasted with the soft, sweet banana varieties (which are sometimes called dessert bananas). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Cassava hay. ...

While the chain is considerd "Fast Food" they are well known for holding higher standard of quality.

For a time some locations in central Florida were branded "TropiGrill" but these have since been renamed Pollo Tropical.


The first Pollo Tropical restaurant opened in November 1988 in Miami.

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