Monday, February 09, 2009

Campero USA Donates to Make-A-Wish-Foundation

MIAMI — Campero USA Corp., the U.S. affiliate of Pollo Campero, the leading chain of chicken quick service restaurants from Latin America, has made another $5,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in celebration of the new Pollo Campero restaurant grand opening in Cutler Bay, Fla. It is the third Pollo Campero restaurant to open in Florida since the company entered the state in 2008.

Campero USA plans to make additional donations of $5,000 at the grand opening of select restaurants in the United States through 2009.

“We are thrilled to have the support and financial assistance of Pollo Campero and Campero USA," said Norman Wedderburn, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. "These donations will be instrumental in helping us continue with our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."

Campero USA is an affiliate of Pollo Campero, founded by the Gutierrez family in 1971, now chaired by Juan Jose Gutierrez. Campero USA opened its first restaurant in 2002 and now has more than 37 restaurants in the United States. Pollo Campero is the largest Latin American chicken restaurant chain, now operating more than 260 restaurants in 11 countries and serving more than 75 million customers annually. Pollo Campero is part of the family of corporations that make up Corporacion Multi Inversiones.

Campero USA plans to open more stores in the United States, and has pledged to make additional donations to celebrate the grand openings of select stores. It's a good philanthropic practice that benefits children.

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