Pollo Campero, the iconic restaurant chain of Central American roots known for its delicious fried chicken, has marked yet another milestone in its U.S. expansion with the opening of a new location in Orlando, Florida. This launch not only reflects the brand's ongoing growth in the U.S. market but also underscores its commitment to offering authentic and high-quality culinary experiences.
With over 90 locations in the United States and ambitious plans for the future, Pollo Campero is solidifying its position as a key player in the culinary industry.
A New Gem in Orlando: Pollo Campero Expands Its Presence
Pollo Campero's second restaurant in Orlando is strategically situated in the SoDo district, the first one opened last October in St. Cloud, showing the strong investment strategy of the brand for growth in the region. This new establishment, located at 2520 S Orange Ave, offers Orlando's residents and visitors an enriching culinary experience, reflecting the trusted tradition and flavor that characterizes the brand.
The year 2023 has witnessed significant growth for Pollo Campero in the United States. With openings in key locations such as Herald Square and Port Authority in the New York area, the brand has surpassed 90 restaurants in the country. It has set an ambitious goal of reaching 100 restaurants by 2024 and 250 by 2026, supported by a $190 million investment from CMI, Corporación Multi Inversiones, for growth in the U.S. market.
History and Future: The Ongoing Evolution of Pollo Campero
Pollo Campero, part of the CMI, Corporación Multi Inversiones, portfolio, has been a story of success and steady growth. Operating since 1920, the corporation has evolved from a small store in the western highlands of Guatemala in San Cristóbal Totonicapán, Totonicapán, Guatemala, through the openings of Molino Excelsior in 1934 and Avícola Villalobos in 1964, to become a multilatina corporation with presence in 16 countries, under the leadership of its Chairmen Juan Luis Bosch Gutiérrez at CMI Capital and Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga at CMI Foods, as part of the third family generation.
With over 350 restaurants worldwide, including 220 in Central America, the Campero brand has become a symbol of quality and tradition, maintaining its commitment to community development and opportunity creation.