Pollo Tropical® Introduces New Tropical Chicken Spinach Salad And Wrap

New menu items offer healthy options and big flavor just in time for 2014 resolutions

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MIAMI, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pollo Tropical® introduces two healthy, delicious new choices on its menu this month with the new Tropical Chicken Spinach Salad and the Tropical Chicken Spinach Wrap.

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The Tropical Chicken Spinach Salad starts with Pollo Tropical's famous citrus-marinated, fresh, never-frozen grilled chicken, served over fresh spinach, with bursts of flavor from diced mango, fire-roasted red pepper, tasty bits of bacon, sliced almonds and thinly sliced red onion, topped with a refreshing pineapple-ginger vinaigrette.

For an easy, on-the-go option, the Tropical Chicken Spinach Wrap is grill-pressed with citrus-marinated chicken breast, fresh spinach, tasty bits of bacon, and melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, wrapped up with a flavorful cilantro-garlic sauce. It can be ordered alone or as a combo, which includes a drink and choice of one of our made-from-scratch sides, including rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and much more.

"Pollo Tropical is all about offering fresh, healthy, hand-crafted foods with a tasty Caribbean twist," said Jeff Webb, Pollo Tropical vice president, purchasing and research and development. "Our Tropical Chicken Spinach Salad and Wrap add two new ways to enjoy our signature fresh grilled chicken."

The new items are available in limited markets. For more information about Pollo Tropical's complete menu, visit www.pollotropical.com.

About Pollo Tropical
Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group,® Inc., is a Caribbean-inspired fast casual concept known for its fresh, never frozen, 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 102 locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, and recently broke ground on its first Texas location in Addison. There are also four licensed restaurants located on college campuses, and 36 international franchised locations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America 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 and operates the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands.  Fiesta brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value.  Both brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, and drive-thru service and catering.  Fiesta common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "FRGI."  For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the company's website at www.frgi.com.

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