Pollo Campero

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Not to be confused with Los Pollos Hermanos.
Pollo Campero
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1971; 46 years ago (1971)[1]

Pollo Campero International HQ Dallas, TX,

United States
Number of locations
+350 worldwide
Area served
United States, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain
Key people
Juan José Gutiérrez (CEO)
Products Hand-breaded fried chicken, Citrus Peruvian Grilled Chicken, Camperitos, Empanadas, Bowls, Campero Beans, Campero Rice, Latin Coleslaw, Plantains, Yucca Fries, Flan, 4 Leches
Parent Corporacion Multi Inversiones

Pollo Campero International

Division Restaurantes Centro America
Website http://www.campero.com/
Pollo Campero Bellaire, a Pollo Campero restaurant in Gulfton, Houston, Texas, United States

Pollo Campero is fast food restaurant chain that focuses on Latin American chicken recipes. The chain was founded in 1971 in Guatemala by Juan Bautistia Gutierrez and continues to be a family-owned business. Since opening its first restaurant, Pollo Campero has expanded to over 350 restaurants around world. Campero offers Latin-inspired recipes such as chicken empanadas, plantains, yucca fries and other Latin favorites like horchata and flan. The company is most famous for its hand-breaded fried chicken as well as its citrus-Peruvian grilled dishes.

Pollo Campero international headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas.[2]


Pollo Campero was founded in 1971 by Juan Bautista Gutierrez in Guatemala http://www.campero.com/heritage The brand has restaurants in Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States and Italy.[3] The chain has over 350 locations, including 63 in the United States.[4]

Campero began its franchise business expansion in 1992 in the Central American region. In 2002, Pollo Campero opened its first location in the U.S. in Los Angeles.[5] The restaurant had one million dollars in sales in its first 47 days.[5]


A Don Pollo outlet in El Salvador

Pollo Campero's Latin menu focuses on personal and family chicken meals. The restaurants offers include: fried chicken, citrus Peruvian grilled, Camperitos (crispy boneless white meat bites), chicken empanadas, sandwiches and bowls. To accompany the chicken entrees, Campero offers Latin sides and drinks such as Campero rice and beans, Latin coleslaw, french fries, plantains, yucca fries, street corn salad, horchata and Jamaica.

In the US, Pollo Campero is open for lunch and dinner, and customers can order for dine-in, take out and drive-thru.

Pollo Campero hand-breaded and citrus Peruvian family meal


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  1. ^ "Our Heritage - Pollo Campero". Pollo Campero. 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Campero U.S.A. Fact Sheet." Pollo Campero. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "International". campero.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Pollo Campero Franchise Information, including number of stores information
  5. ^ a b "Adir Restaurants Corp.". La Curacao. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 

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