Those who have been waiting for their Pollo Campero fried chicken have just a few more days to go. Pollo Campero announced today that it will open its Mission Street location on Monday, a couple of months later than originally scheduled.
Carlo Divita, vice president of the Los Angeles-based ADIR Restaurants Corp., told Mission Local in April 2011 that getting a permit to open a branch of the popular Latin American chain in the former Payless store at 2740 Mission, near 24th Street, was no easy feat. Among the neighbors’ concerns were the smell of fried chicken and the possible impacts of the food on residents’ health.
In May of 2011, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the restaurant’s permit. The commission asked the project’s sponsors to address the neighbors’ concerns regarding noise and odors, and the sponsors agreed to fully enclose the backyard.
Pollo Campero opened its first restaurant in Guatemala in 1971 and now operates more than 400 outlets in 12 countries. The opening of this first San Francisco location is scheduled for noon.
So what will be on the menu? Grilled or fried chicken meals, empanadas and sides, including yuca fries and rice and beans.