12 January, 2010

Pollo Campero Launches 505-Calorie Meals

pollo camperoPollo Campero today introduced a menu of three complete meals with 505 or fewer calories. The promotion will be in stores beginning Jan. 18.

Pollo Campero's new 505-calorie meals include:

  • Quarter Grilled Chicken Meal (total calories: 460 to 504)

    • one-quarter of a grilled chicken (340 calories)

    • an individual side of either Campero beans (160 calories) or black beans and white rice (120 calories)

    • water, unsweetened tea or Diet Coke (1 to 4 calories)

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich Meal (total calories: 456 to 460)

    • grilled chicken on Cesaro bread with sauce, lettuce and tomato (336 calories)

    • an individual side of black beans and white rice (120 calories)

    • water, unsweetened tea or Diet Coke (1 to 4 calories)

  • Grilled Chicken Bowl (total calories: 445 to 449)

    • filled with grilled chicken, Campero rice and beans, and pico de gallo

    • water, unsweetened tea or Diet Coke (1 to 4 calories)

"We're taking healthy eating a big step forward by offering our customers three fast, complete, low-calorie meals," said Roberto Denegri, Campero USA president and chief operating officer. "These meals feature our signature Latin chicken, plus our unique and delicious sides. They may be low in calories, but they are full of the same fantastic ingredients and Campero flavor our customers have always enjoyed."

Pollo Campero launched its first restaurant in the United States in 2002. For years prior to that, visitors to Latin America were known to stuff their carry-on luggage with Campero chicken for the flight home. As stores have opened in new cities like Los Angeles and Boston, Pollo Campero fans have lined up for hours to experience their first taste of Latin chicken on U.S. soil.

Campero's chicken is marinated with lime and orange juice, red bell peppers, and a proprietary blend of Latin herbs and spices. Side dishes include a mix of Latin and traditional American dishes, including Campero beans, black beans and white rice, yuca fries, sweet plantains, cole slaw, french fries and mashed potatoes. Customers can choose from soft drinks, iced tea or specialty Latin drinks including horchata and tamarindo.

The world's largest Latin chicken restaurant chain, Pollo Campero serves more than 85 million customers each year at more than 300 restaurants in 12 countries around the globe. This includes more than 50 locations already open in the United States, with additional stores slated for this year. For more information, visit www.campero.com.
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