Pollo Campero Franchise FAQs

Answers to common questions about investing in the rising QSR chicken franchise

Below are answers to the most common questions about the Pollo Campero QSR chicken franchise opportunity. If you don’t see your question answered below, or have additional questions, please fill out an inquiry form on this website to begin a conversation. A member of our team will reach out to you directly. We can’t wait to speak with you!


What is Pollo Campero Franchise?

Pollo Campero has been serving the world’s best-tasting chicken since our founding in 1971 in Guatemala. As an iconic brand in Central America, where we got our start, Pollo Campero has grown to more than 350 locations around the world. With over 70 locations in the United States, where we’ve proven our business model for the past 18 years, Pollo Campero is ready for prime time. Now, we’re ramping up franchise development efforts to capitalize on the enormous demand for new Pollo Campero restaurants, as the demand for authentic, international cuisine is rising at the exact same time America is becoming more and more diverse. With a straightforward business model that maximizes profitability, a strong culture of family-like support, and a belief that hospitality and great food leads to success – now is the time to invest in a Pollo Campero franchise.


How much does a Pollo Campero QSR chicken franchise cost?

Pollo Campero franchise exists to help entrepreneurs thrive in the QSR chicken industry. By keeping the costs of ownership low, and reducing the barriers to entry, Pollo Campero is an accessible business opportunity for entrepreneurs that are passionate about our brand and serving their communities. The initial investment to open a Pollo Campero franchise ranges from $788,500 – $1,898,000.

For a more detailed look at cost and investment information, please visit the Initial Investments and Startup Costs page.


What are the qualifications for multi-unit ownership?

We encourage multi-unit ownership and have prime markets available for savvy entrepreneurs to build out. For 3 to 5 restaurants, you should possess a minimum net worth of $1.5 million and liquid cash and available assets of $500,000.


What is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee is $40,000 for a single restaurant.


What is the ongoing franchising royalty fee?

The franchising royalty fee is 5% of gross sales.


What are your advertising fees?

The advertising fee is 5% of gross sales.


Will you help me secure financing?

No. While don’t offer financing directly, we do have relationships with third-party lenders to assist you with securing financing for your new business.


What is the length of the franchise agreement?

The initial term of a typical Pollo Campero franchise agreement is 10 years with two 10 year renewal options.


Do I need experience in the restaurant industry to succeed with Pollo Campero?

No! While restaurant experience is preferred, our training program and ongoing is designed to give you all the resources you need to thrive in business. What we do require is leadership skills, the willingness to work hard, the ability to follow our proven business model and a commitment to deliver an exceptional Pollo Campero experience for your guests.

Click here to learn about how we will support you in your business.


Do I need to work in my stores on a daily basis?

No. However, each restaurant must have a full-time operating partner. We’re talking about a qualified General Manager who has passed our certification requirements on the premises at all times. You should, in addition, be prepared to manage and control your business on a daily basis.

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