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The saga continues, Pollo Campero is set to bounce back into Orlando AGAIN!

The popular fast-casual chicken chain Pollo Campero, founded and based in Guatemala, really can't decide if it wants to stay in Orlando or not, we write this article with the famous song by The Clash in our heads "Should I Stay or Should I Go"

News has reached us that Pollo Campero are planning to open a new restaurant on East Colonial Dr.

But this is definitely dajayu, became the chicken restaurant announced last year that is was moving into a store on Orange Avenue, that sadly never materialised, but lets go back further...

Pollo Campero Orlando

Once upon a time in Walt Disney World, Pollo Campero really did open in Orlando, although it did have to take over the space that was home to our favourite McDonalds of all time sadly!

Pollo Campero opened in the Marketplace in late 2010, in what is now Disney Springs, although back then it was Downtown Disney.

The restaurant only lasted until March, 2014, when the restaurant closed

permanently as part of the project to remake Downtown Disney into Disney Springs.

Pollo Campero Orlando

Pollo Campero did make a return to the area in 2021, opening a ghost kitchen in Dollins Food Hall at 18 N. Dollins Ave. in Orlando, with customers only able to order food online for delivery, but then that too closed down.

Then Pollo Campero announced last year in June, that the company was opening a new restaurant complete with drive-thru in SoDo at 2520 S. Orange Ave in the home of a former Five Guys.

The company also announced at the same time that the new SoDo restaurant would be one of twenty new locations it hopes to open in Central Florida over the next five years.

The store never materialised sadly, or any more until now!

Pollo Campero Orlando

The new restaurant will, hopefully be opening in a former Olive Garden restaurant at 3665 East Colonial Drive.

No more details are available right now, but we will be watching closely for updates, and will let you know!

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