Pollo Tropical announces limited-time return of its Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap and Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad, introduces new Tropical Citrus Shrimp starter

MIAMI , April 21, 2014 (press release) – Caribbean-inspired restaurant also introduces Tropical Citrus Shrimp for a limited time

Pollo Tropical brings back its popular Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap and Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad, first introduced to rave reviews in 2013, for a limited time. It also introduces its new Tropical Citrus Shrimp starter.

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

The Pollo Tropical Tangy Pineapple Salad features grilled pineapple atop a bed of romaine lettuce, sweet corn, roasted red peppers and citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken breast, served with Mango Poppy Seed Vinaigrette dressing.

"Our healthy new limited-time menu items offer guests several light, delicious new ways to enjoy our Caribbean-inspired cuisine this spring," said Pollo Tropical Director of Marketing Sandra Pascual. "They're only here for a limited time, so people need to get them while they last."

Healthy new Tropical Citrus Shrimp is a craveable, ceviche-like dish, perfect as an appetizer, side or snack, that features citrus-marinated cooked shrimp, thinly sliced red onions, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro and a touch of fresh jalapeno.

The Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap, Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad and Tropical Citrus Shrimp will be offered at most Pollo Tropical locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.

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, as well as authentic, made-from-scratch side dishes, soups, salads and wraps. The Miami-based company, founded in 1988, currently owns and operates 106 locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. There are also four licensed restaurants located on college campuses, and 36 franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Puerto Rico and India. For more information on Pollo Tropical, including employment opportunities, menu and nutritional information as well as information about international franchising, visit Pollo Tropical's website at www.pollotropical.com.

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 www.frgi.com.

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