Pollo Tropical’s Cuban Hot Dog for July 4th Weekend

Mark your holiday wiener calendar; Pollo Tropical will be adding a Cuban Hot Dog to their menu for the July 4th weekend. This fella has most of the ingredients that make up a Cuban sandwich, hence the Cuban Hot Dog name.

Pollo Topical’s Cuban Hot Dog features an all-beef weenie topped with Swiss cheese, sliced ham, pickles, potato sticks, and mayo-mustard sauce. It’s available starting this Friday, July 2nd, through Monday, July 5th, at Pollo Tropical locations in Florida.

I’ll be updating this post on Friday when I get my hands on one. Till then!

*picture is courtesy of Pollo Tropical

Friday, July 2nd UPDATE

Pollo Tropical Drive-Thru
Pollo Tropical Drive-Thru with Cuban Hot Dog Sign

My first thought about Pollo Tropical’s Cuban Hot Dog is, damn, that weighs a lot. The all-beef dog appears to have been working overtime on its suntan.

The bread appears to be a Medianoche-type bread which I’m a giant fan of. This is more akin to a full-sized sandwich than just a hot dog.

All Wrapped Up Cuban Hot Dog
All Wrapped Up Cuban Hot Dog
Pollo Tropical Cuban Hot Dog
Pollo Tropical Cuban Hot Dog

I’m gonna go ahead & give it a BB approval with reservations.

It’s not perfect by any means, but definitely worth a try. Maybe throw it in an air fryer or toaster oven to toast up the bread & melt the cheese; then we’re in business!

They’re priced at $6.99 for two of ‘em, which is a steal. The new french fries are pretty good, too; a relative of steak fries.

Pollo Tropical French Fries
Pollo Tropical French Fries

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