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Pollo Tropical Opens in Pompano Beach Friday: Beach Party, Free Food, and Surfing

If you were a fast-casual chicken restaurant opening a new location in Pompano Beach at the start of Memorial Day weekend how would you celebrate?

Two words: Beach Party!

Pollo Tropical, south Florida's own Latin-themed chicken restaurant that features heathier-than-usual food on the go, is opening their newest restaurant on Friday, May 24 at 2320 N. Federal Highway, just north of Copans Road.

To celebrate, they're having an all-day "beach party" complete with free food, prize giveaways, and surfing! Surfing?

Yesssss.... Pollo Tropical is setting up a virtual beach, complete with two surf simulators that ride atop a wide virtual wave. Plus, one of the first 100 guests in line for the restaurant opening at 10:30 a.m. will win free Pollo Tropical for a year.

The fun starts at 8 a.m., with surf practice. Then, at 9 a.m. personalities from Y-100 will be on hand to entertain the crowd that will line up for the chance to win the free chicken for a year.

At 11 a.m., the first surfing contest begins, with prizes for the best "hang-ten's", with live music by DJ Frankie.

The fun continues with additional surfing contests (including a twilight contest with glo-sticks at 7 p.m.), entertainment, and giveaways until 9 p.m.

Sounds like a great Memorial Day kickoff -- without getting sand in your shorts!

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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