I admit it. I really like Pollo Campero chicken. So this is good news.
August 30, 2007 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Pollo Campero has successfully opened two of its newest restaurants in Albany Park, Ill. and Hempstead, N.Y. Residents of both cities have eagerly awaited the Latin-inspired fried chicken concept and this July Pollo Campero answered their grumbling stomachs.
Both restaurants broke more records than many of the latest Pollo Campero openings. Hempstead served more than 15,000 people in the first week as well as 1511 chickens, 180 pounds of beans, 172 pounds of plantains and 1420 units of tostones.
Albany Park served nearly 4,000 pounds of chicken, 165 pounds of beans, 349 pounds of plantains, and 76 pounds of tostones while customers came back the first month to eat an overwhelming amount of chicken – 31,830 pounds to be precise!
Pollo Campero initiated its U.S. expansion in 2002 after selling three million "to go" orders through various Central American airport locations to travelers delivering duffle bags full of the chain's trademark chicken to stateside friends and relatives who craved the familiar flavor. Since its successful entry into the U.S., the chain has grown in popularity beyond its traditional Hispanic consumer base.