Pollo Campero

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Not to be confused with El Pollo Loco.
Not to be confused with Los Pollos Hermanos.
Pollo Campero's former logo
Pollo Campero Bellaire, a Pollo Campero restaurant in Gulfton, Houston, Texas, United States

Campero International, S.A., operating as Pollo Campero, was founded in 1971 by a Guatemalan businessman, Dionisio Gutiérrez Gutiérrez - . Pollo Campero has restaurants in Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, Andorra, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, India, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States and Italy.[1] The chain has over 300 locations, including 50 in the United States.[2] According to Hispanic Business Magazine, overall average sales in the U.S. average $1.9 million per location. In 2002, Pollo Campero partnered with Adir Restaurants Corp., a sister company to La Curacao, to open up the first location in the U.S. in Los Angeles.[3] The restaurant had one million dollars in sales in its first 47 days.[3]

The chain's U.S. headquarters are located in the Lincoln Centre Tower II in Dallas, Texas.[4]


According to the company's website, the first Campero restaurant opened in Guatemala (Central America) in 1971 by the Gutierrez family, who continue to operate it today - the current CEO is Juan Jose Gutierrez. In 2002, the first U.S. Campero location opened in Los Angeles. There are now more than 50 locations across the United States[5] in 15 states [6] and more than 300 Pollo Campero restaurants globally.[5]

On November 14, 2007, Pollo Campero signed a deal with Wal-Mart to begin opening outlets in select Wal-Marts in 2008.[7]

Don Pollo[edit]

A Don Pollo outlet in El Salvador

On 1 September 2012 in El Salvador, Pollo Campero started the Don Pollo fried chicken carryout, with 47 stores in El Salvador; it is also called Pollo Granjero in Guatemala.[8] The Don Pollo stores have the same color scheme and serve the same chicken.



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