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Pollo Campero Debuts New Location in New Orleans

01-12-2012 08:17 AM CET | Fashion, Lifestyle, Trends

Press release from: Pollo Campero

/ PR Agency: Power Public Relations
(New Orleans, LA) Jan. 11, 2012 – This may be the season of Papa Noel, but this holiday will be all about the New Year for New Orleans chicken lovers. On January 11, the city’s first Pollo Campero will open in New Orleans, bringing the top taste of Latin America home for many residents and introducing a bold flavor to the city that loves its chicken.

The restaurant will be located at 2810 Williams Blvd, in Kenner, La. Owner Hiren Shah and general manager Gustavo Chavarria can’t wait to bring the signature taste of Pollo Campero to the city that embraces big flavor.

“New Orleans has a thriving Latin American population. El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Pollo Campero’s home country of Guatemala are all well represented. We know people are going to love the delicious taste of Pollo Campero, and we can’t wait to open our doors,” says Chavarria.

Chavarria was born in Nicaragua and moved to New Orleans with his family when he was two years old. Before teaming up with Shah, Chavarria worked at his family’s restaurant making tacos and burritos. The two men started working together nine years ago with Shah’s International Market and International Wholesale Club.

The men’s shared love of international food is what first attracted them to Pollo Campero, a brand that has brought the true taste of Latin America to the entire globe.

Founded as a small family restaurant in Guatemala in 1971, Pollo Campero quickly grew to become the world’s largest Latin chicken restaurant chain. Now, it’s embraced by more than 85 million people worldwide every year.

The restaurant chain is famous for its marinated grilled and fried chicken, which is hand prepared exactly the same way it is every day in Latin America using a signature blend of Latin spices.

Pollo Campero is also known for its Campero beans, flavorful rice, crispy yucca fries, and sweet plantains. Pollo Campero’s hard-to-find Latin specialty drinks are fan favorites and including the horchata, tamarindo, and guava.

The new restaurant will bring up to 45 new jobs to the area. Chavarria plans to hire workers of all ages, from students to adults, and is looking for people with bilingual skills to serve every facet of the community.

A grand opening party is being planned for a few months after the restaurant’s official opening. The celebration will be a VIP event with tickets given away through radio contests. There will be a band as well as radio station in attendance, and the lucky ticket winners will enjoy free food and giveaways.

“New Orleans is a chicken town, and Pollo Campero makes the best Latin chicken there is,” says Chavarria. “We feel like we’re making history in bringing the restaurant to this great city.”

About Pollo Campero
The world’s largest Latin chicken restaurant chain, Pollo Campero offers its customers a wide array of fresh, Latin-inspired dishes made with Pollo Campero’s proprietary blend of Latin herbs and spices. Pollo Campero’s signature fried and grilled chicken is loved by millions of customers around the world who have known the brand for decades.

Founded in Guatemala in 1971, the family-owned company now operates more than 300 restaurants in 12 countries around the globe. This includes more than 50 locations presently open in major cities throughout the United States with plans for further expansion. For more information, visit or on Facebook at

Pollo Campero
5420 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1375
Dallas, TX 75240.

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