Tuesday, March 5, 2019

[UPDATE] Pollo Campero Coming to Former Pollo Tropical in Marietta

ToNeTo Atlanta first reported in December that Pollo Campero was likely replacing the former Pollo Tropical in Marietta Trade Center.  We can now confirm that is true.  That said, as we now enter March, zero noticeable work has been done to the restaurant itself and the only indication of anything is the sign attached to the restaurant's exterior indicating that Pollo Campero is "coming soon." 

Dallas, Texas-based Pollo Campero currently operates just two restaurants in Georgia, half the number it once did.  Current Atlanta area Pollo Campero restaurants include those on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross (former Don Taco) and on Buford Highway in Chamblee (former Popeyes).  Previous locations of Pollo Campero locally include those on Queen City Parkway in Gainesville (now a Dunkin' Donuts) and on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell (currently vacant). 

Given Pollo Campero's mixed success in metro Atlanta, it will be interesting to see how they fare on Cobb Parkway, especially in a space that recently housed another chicken chain that seemingly overbuilt in the market.  

Pollo Campero, essentially a Latin version of KFC, offers fried and grilled chicken meals and individual pieces as well as assorted sides like plaintains, yuca fries and french fries, as well as desserts like dulce de leche, empanada, and flan.  

Just north of the Pollo Campero, Checkers recently closed their newly renovated restaurant after a fire damaged the restaurant.  Across the street from the upcoming chicken joint, Krystal demolished and rebuilt their restaurant, reopening it after a "remodeling," in April 2017.  

In Marietta Trade Center, Pollo Campero would join recently opened locations of Moe's Southwest Grill, 1000 Degrees Pizza and Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.  It's also worth mentioning that there is a Chick-fil-A restaurant also located in an out-parcel of the center, not far from Pollo Campero.  

Are you excited for the opening of Pollo Campero in Marietta?  Do you think Pollo Campero will have greater success than Pollo Tropical?  What is your favorite fast food chicken chain?  

Please share your thoughts below  


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Dezzie said...

"ToNeTo Atlanta first reported in December that Pollo Campero was likely replacing the former Pollo Tropical in Marietta Trade Center."

Saddest flex ever.

Anonymous said...

OMG Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Thank god I don't have to deal with 85 traffic no more.
a dream come true. :)
(wipes tears of my eyes )

Jayxavier85 said...

Its pretty good. Similar to Pollo Tropical. They have fried and grilled chicken and chicken bowls.

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