We have new restaurants and bars opening all the time.
While we have no bone to pick with Pollo Tropical -- we're more than happy to get down on some TropiChops and sweet plantains every so often -- a new location isn't exactly news.
But a beach party and a chance to win free food, on the other hand, actually is kind of interesting. The tropical chicken grill is hosting a grand opening celebration in Delray Beach next week.
On Friday, August 1 the store is hosting an all-day beach party from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- the eatery officially opens at 10:30 a.m.
It's kicking off the festivities with coupons for a free Create Your Own Family Meal (redeemable on a subsequent visit) and a chance to win free chicken for a year. One individual of the first 100 guests will be picked at the 11 a.m. drawing.
In an effort to benefit the community, the restaurant is hosting a Surfing Media Challenge with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Local members of the media will be competing against each-other.
"Pollo Tropical is proud and excited to bring the best combination of flavor and value to the community of Delray Beach," said Danny Meisenheimer, chief operating officer.
The new location will offer the same Pollo Tropical menu, including items like the marinated grilled chicken, create your own TropiChop, mojo roast pork, and all the other Caribbean-inspired accoutrement.
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