Pollo Tropical, literally Tropical Chicken in English, was founded in 1988. The company specializes in Caribbean inspired chicken dishes, along with black beans and rice, along with other Caribbean inspired foods. Pollo Tropical is a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Today, Pollo Tropical has more than 160 locations around the globe, including South America, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Central America. Locations in America are company owned, while those in other countries are franchised. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
The company continues to expand, with 12 new locations in Florida, 10 in Texas, 2 in Panama, and one in Guatemala, in 2015. The company hit one million in revenue in a single day on December 6, 2014.