Pollo Campero Opens New Restaurant in Elizabeth, N.J. on Oct. 2
Fresh, Famous Taste of Latin America and 60 New Jobs Coming to Town
Local franchisees Oscar Gonzalez and Steve Brown are excited to bring Pollo Campero to Elizabeth residents.
“Elizabeth residents have been driving more than half an hour to satisfy their cravings for Pollo Campero’s famous Latin fried and grilled chicken. Now we are right in their backyard,” says Gonzalez.
Pollo Campero is cherished for its marinated grilled and fried chicken that is hand prepared the same way it is in Latin America using a signature blend of Latin spices. The restaurant also is known for its Campero beans, flavorful rice, crispy yucca fries, and sweet plantains. Its Latin specialty drinks including horchata, tamarindo, and guava are hard to find in the United States, making them instant fan favorites.
A Latin favorite for decades, Pollo Campero was founded as a family-owned restaurant in Guatemala in 1971. The restaurant quickly grew to become the world’s largest Latin chicken restaurant chain and is embraced by more than 85 million people worldwide.
Before Pollo Campero opened its doors in the United States, people would bring chicken back to the states from Guatemala. Today, the Latin chicken empire continues to expand across the United States, delivering the taste of Latin America to enthusiastic fans and introducing global flavors to a whole new audience of food lovers looking for something authentic.
“When a new Pollo Campero opens it’s not unusual to see long lines of customers just waiting for a taste of our crispy Latin chicken. We look forward to introducing bold new flavors to food lovers and serving a new community of devoted Pollo Campero fans in Elizabeth,” said President and COO of Campero USA, Roberto Denegri.
Later in the month, Pollo Campero’s Elizabeth location will be formally introduced to the community with a grand opening celebration, hosted by the famous Pollito mascot. The restaurant also plans to sponsor local schools, sports teams, and churches with food donations and fundraisers in the Elizabeth community.
“We’re thrilled to bring our restaurant to this great town and enhance the community with new jobs and a fantastic place to eat,” Denegri added.