Miami-based Pollo Tropical has opened its first franchised restaurant in Costa Rica, in San Jose’s Parque Central. The opening marks the first of what it hopes will be at least five Pollo Tropical locations of the Latin grilled chicken brand being established in Costa Rica by international franchisee, Chicken Tropical Service SA. A second unit is slated to open in Liberia at the end of the month, said the firm.
The operating partners of Chicken Tropical Service S.A. include Alberto Chacin, Jose Chacin, Carlos Borregales, Leonardo Belloso and Rafael Belloso. Borregales as well as Leonardo Belloso and Rafael Belloso are also partners in more than 30 international Burger King franchises in Costa Rica, and another 13 Burger King franchises in Panamá. This first Costa Rica Pollo Tropical location is a non-traditional location, in the Palace Food Mall at Parque Central in San Jose.
Pollo Tropical serves flame-grilled chicken and roast pork and will also offer locally-sourced ribs, said the parent firm.