Brand Hopes to Establish Its Third Guinness World Record

As part of its free, 30th Anniversary block party taking place in Miami on Friday, November 30, Pollo Tropical® will create and serve the World’s Largest TropiChop® – 30 feet in length – to establish the brand’s third Guinness World Record!

The big event takes place at the Pollo Tropical® at 1277 S.W. 8 Street in Miami’s Little Havana district from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and is being produced in conjunction Viernes Cultural.  The event is being emceed by comedian Julie Baez and features music, special guests and more.

After the 30-foot TropiChop® is officially measured for the Guinness World Record, it will be served complimentary to the party-attending Pollo fans! 
 The 30-foot TropiChop is being created in sections, so whether you like Pollo Tropical® grilled chicken, roast pork, or the new crispy Pollo Bites™ – your favorite TropiChop® is part of this big serving!  The event is free and open to the public, and spotlights the unique passion and flavor that made Pollo Tropical® Florida’s favorite chicken.

Pollo Tropical® already holds two Guinness World Records, for its 1999 Black Beans & Rice Bowl serving (a 3,600-pound bowl of Pollo Tropical Black Beans & Rice), and its 2010 Salsa Bowl serving (a 1,700-pound bowl of traditional Pollo Tropical® salsa).

In 1988 at a time when the Miami Heat played its first professional basketball game and the beat of Miami was gaining the interest of the music industry, the first Pollo Tropical® was opened as a new quick-service restaurant concept that melded a secret marinade, grilled chicken and a completely unique menu.  The concept created a niche for a fresh alternative to fast food.

The idea was unheard of at the time.  Amazing recipes were created that enabled a platform for authentic menu items cooked fresh and served nearly as fast as fast food.  No microwaves, nothing frozen – only fresh ingredients, prepared in an open kitchen environment, right in front of the guest.  The uniqueness of the menu aside, the open kitchen with a 12-foot wide grill as center stage was unheard of in the quick-service restaurant industry at that time.  More than a stage, it was an arena of flames and flavor.

The first Pollo Tropical® location opened in the heart of Miami where Northwest 37th Avenue and Seventh Street intersect, and is still serving its community today.  More than 180 additional locations have opened since, and now serve as many communities with the same passion, flavor and expertise.  The foundation of the flavor for Pollo Tropical® was and still is a 24-hour citrus marinade that gives the fresh, never frozen chicken its unique and cravable flavor.  The Pollo Tropical® menu continues to provide among the most variety available, with one-on-a-kind items that are as clever as they are delicious.