On the Menu Monday: Pollo Campero

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.

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3 Comments

  1. Michael Andrade

    Oh no! It’s not organic, locally sourced or vegetarian! How dare they bring this to our special neighborhood! (he said with a heavy dose of sarcasm).

    • violeta

      so is every single item sold to consumers organic, locally sourced or vegetarian in “your” neighborhood? I don’t think so. You should go live in a farm and stay there for good. Go take a look around you, you have the choice whether to eat there or not, don’t stop the rest of us because of your organic, locally sourced or vegetarian ideas. Live and let live…

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