Pollo Campero has officially announced its franchising plan to expand into Tampa.
Alongside the announcement of the brand’s U.S. franchise growth strategy, Pollo Campero is specifically targeting to open 40 new restaurants in Florida in the next 5 years. With a growth goal of more than 250 new stores across the country, the brand’s ever-growing popularity in Central America has fueled momentum for its transcontinental expansion. With 77 U.S. locations already open and in development, Tampa is a natural next step for Pollo Campero given its local consumer base, real estate availability and business community.
With a carefully crafted menu developed over many generations, Pollo Campero is a leading chicken brand with a mission to inspire a flavorful life with friends and family. In 1971, Pollo Campero began as a small, family-owned restaurant in Guatemala. With recipes for traditional Fried Chicken, Citrus Grilled Chicken and Extra Crunchy Chicken that offer a combination of recognizable and unique flavors, Pollo Campero has grown into a worldwide favorite for all generations.
“Pollo Campero has become more than just a meal for customers around the world – it creates a sense of nostalgia. Many of our customers grew up with us and were introduced to our flavorful meals through family gatherings. Today, the broad appeal of the Pollo Campero brand is reaching households from coast to coast in the U.S.,” says Sam Wong, Director of Franchising for Pollo Campero. “Having maintained our legacy for 50 years, and upholding the same values today, is proof of the commitment we have to our customers and we are incredibly eager to share that with the Tampa community.”
The ingredients for Pollo Campero’s continued success include incredibly flavorful food, a franchise focused system with real estate, construction, training and marketing support for franchisees, and most of all, Pollo Campero’s family culture. All of this is built on the foundation of the passion from generations of raving fans.
Since its start in 1971 as a family-owned restaurant in Guatemala, Pollo Campero has built a solid reputation of Central American heritage and generational customer loyalty around the world. With U.S. headquarters in Dallas, the beloved chicken concept is now continuing the growth momentum by maintaining strong U.S. sales throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and expanding roots in Tampa.
“The past few months are a testament to our menu, practiced business model and extensive franchise support that sets us apart from the rest,” says Wong. “The challenges we have faced during the last six months have been challenging, but the pandemic has proven our ability to adapt and speaks to the appeal of both our business model and franchise opportunity. As we work to provide our employees, customers and community members with a safe and secure environment, we feel now is the time to bring Pollo Campero to Tampa.”
Prospective franchise owners looking to become a part of the Pollo Campero growth in Tampa should possess financial, operational and development capabilities, as well as leadership skills and a passion and commitment to the Campero family. Ideal candidates have multi-unit operational restaurant experience, as well as the capital to invest in area development agreements for at least three to five Pollo Campero locations.