A long line waited for the doors to open. Many had connections to Miami, where the chain is based.
A line of people wrapped around the parking lot at Pollo Tropical on Duluth Highway, waiting for the Caribbean restaurant to open it's doors Tuesday morning. The Miami-based chain chose unincorporated Lawrenceville for its first Georgia location for a number of reasons. Kim Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, said those criteria included location—with its proximity to Highway 316, Gwinnett Medical Center, and shopping centers—visibility and demographics. “Pollo Tropical has roots in the Latin population in this area,” said Miller. The latest Census revealed that Gwinnett County is now a majority-minority county, with the Hispanic or Latino population growing from 64,137 in 2000 to 162,035 in 2010. Miller also noted …
The Miami based chain is opening its first store in Georgia on August 16th and offering free meals to first 100 customers.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Caribbean "quick-casual dining" chain Pollo Tropical will open its first restaurant in Georgia in one week. The grand opening for the store at 825 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th at 10:30am. Pollo Tropical will reward the first 100 customers in line with a certificate for a free Pollo Tropical Family Meal. These customers will also be entered to win free Pollo Tropical chicken for a year. The opening of this restaurant also brings about 100 new jobs to Lawrenceville. The Georgia Department of Labor held a job fair last month to help the chain find cashiers, cooks, servers and more. The Lawrenceville location will join the chain's nearly 120 restaurants in Florida, New Jersey the Caribbean and South …