Pollo Campero was founded in 1971 in Guatemala by the Guitierrez family. The company operates an international chain of fast food chicken restaurants. Franchising began in South America in 1992. The chain began operating in the US in 2002. The chain had revenue in excess of $1 million in less than 60 days.
The company is best known for its citrus flavored roasted chicken, as well as a variety of salsa flavors. The menu includes items such as Peruvian grilled chicken, family sized meals, chicken empanadas and salads, yucca fries, plantains, and Latin coleslaw. Pollo Campero has more than 350 locations worldwide and is still owned and operated by the Guitierrez family.
Pollo Campero has locations in the US, Guatemala, Italy, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Equador, Mexico, Spain, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Nicaragua. The company states that it has plans to open at least 5 more franchises in the US alone in 2017.