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Pollo Tropical: Teachers Get Free Chicken for a Year

Hold the phone.

Pollo Tropical has finally answered our prayers: It's giving away free TropiChops!

OK, we admit we weren't initially excited about this promotion, but then our sad, rude, and pathetic selves took into account that good ol' Pollo Tropical is giving away food to teachers, students, and schools.

If you frequent Pollo Tropical, you're probably familiar with Pollo Reward$. The loyalty rewards program is honoring teachers around Florida and Georgia until May 31 with a Teacher of the Year campaign.

Fifteen teachers will be chosen (one from each county where Pollo Tropical is available), and each will receive free Pollo Tropical for a year. Winners will be selected based on the number of nominations a teacher receives in her/his respective county.

In addition to a bunch of teachers getting a bunch of pollo, the school in each county that generates the most nominations will win a $500 donation to its student activities fund. I know my student activities director from high school (if she's even still there) would kill to get her hands on an extra 500 bucks, so get to it, Beach High!

Lucky for us (and student activities directors everywhere), though, everyone is a winner in this game. Pollo Tropical thought it was a good idea that anyone who nominates will receive a free small TropiChop -- with any drink purchase. Classy.

Despite our attempt at snarky humor, this promotion does, in some way, benefit the people molding our future. The least we could do is nominate them for some free chicken.

"Pollo Tropical and its Teachers of the Year campaign honors and rewards teachers and active schools, parents, and students," said Pollo Tropical's VP of marketing and communications, Kim Miller. It's "a well-deserved reward."

These are the counties that qualify:

  • Miami-Dade
  • Broward
  • Palm Beach
  • Osceola
  • Lake
  • OrangevSeminole
  • Hillsborough
  • Pinellas
  • Pasco
  • Duval
  • Lee
  • Collier
  • Cobb (Georgia)
  • Gwinnett (Georgia)

If you'd like to participate, nominate here.

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Alex Rodriguez