Do you want to start a restaurant that specializes in delicious Carribian food? Do you want to open a Pollo Tropical franchise? If Yes, we’ve got all the latest information including costs, fees, and other requirements to get you started.

While Pollo Tropical restaurant serves a variety of regional food items such as mojo roast pork, corn casserole, beans, plantains, etc, it is most popular for marinated and open-flame grilled chicken all over the world.

It was back in 1988 when two brothers namely Larry and Stuart Harris established Pollo Tropical in Miami, Florida. The menu they decided to specialize in and sell in their newly opened restaurant was the Caribbean styled cuisines.

All was done in front of customers. However, the company made a name in open-flame grilled chicken and even today continues to be part of its menu.

Pollo Tropical just after three years from its inception adopted franchise to expand its territory. The restaurant chain was acquired by Carrols Restaurant Group.

Pollo Tropical’s network of franchisees grew rapidly in Latin American and Caribbean regions. The business operations of Pollo Tropical are now controlled by the Fiesta Restaurant Group that separated from the Carrols Restaurant Group back in 2012.

While Pollo Tropical doesn’t franchise in the United States, it is worth to tell to all those who live outside the United States that they are eligible for a Pollo Tropical franchise on the condition they are able to qualify its requirements.

They should meet the following criteria in order to open a Pollo Tropical franchise at their proposed locations.

The most important priority in order to become a Pollo Tropical franchisee is that you should have experience in restaurant management.

The demanded experience in the said field is no less than five years otherwise your request will not be given importance and considered by the company. 

The other important prerequisite is your experience in marketing and promotions. The company will give utmost importance to candidates with sufficient marketing experience in the restaurant business.

Your financial requirement to qualify should be from $1.5 to $5 million minimum liquidity. You can’t hope to qualify in case you fail to meet the minimum required amount.

In conclusion, all that you require to open a Pollo Tropical includes your place of living other than the United States, five years of experience in the restaurant management, and sufficient marketing experience, and of course, your total net worth should value between $1.5 to $5 million.

Becky Holton

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