Pollo Tropical meaning tropical chicken operates a chain of restaurants out of which some are franchised and others owned by the company. The company was started in Miami with its citrus marinated grilled chicken which then developed in 14 countries worldwide. The company founded in 1988 has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. The company operates in 120 locations in United States and its franchises in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Netherlands Antilles and Florida. The chickens used in Pollo Tropical are never frozen and free of hormones trans fat. Thus making a fresh, healthy, delight of chicken marinated and grilled, with unique side dishes.