Pollo Campero has confirmed Eater Vegas speculation the "world’s largest Latin chicken chain" is finally expanding to Nevada, confidently predicting "we are coming soon, that's for sure!"
With a West Coast fan base that rivals fellow chicken purveyors Chick-fil-A, Pollo Campero has also posted to social media that they expect the first of two Las Vegas locations to debut by the end of the year.
For months, vinyl banners have promised the fast casual brand was on the way, but without an official corporate announcement. The first location will replace a shuttered Long John Silver’s and A&W drive-thru building at the Revere Market Place on W. Craig Road. Neighboring businesses include Las Pupusas Mexican Restaurant, Que Mas Mexican Cafe and the Carniceria Guadalajara Market.
The second site is a built-from-scratch project at 4530 E. Charleston Blvd., close to Arden St. and across the boulevard from the Charleston Swapmeet. Both locations are expected to offer drive-thru ordering and neither has been formally announced by the company.
Pollo Campero arrived in the U.S in 2002 from Guatemala, expanding from its Los Angeles base to build more than 55 nationwide locations and 300 outposts worldwide.
On the menu, marinated, hand-breaded chicken flavored with a "proprietary blend of Latin herbs and spices," plus, boneless chicken bites known as "Camperitos," empanadas and bowls, plantains, yuca fries, rice and beans and for dessert, flan and "4 Leches."