New Guatemalan chicken restaurant replacing closed Five Guys near downtown Orlando

A new Guatemalan chicken restaurant will replace a Five Guys that recently closed its location near downtown Orlando.

Five Guys closes location at 2520 S. Orange Avenue
Five Guys recently closed its restaurant near downtown Orlando after multiple years at the location

Pollo Campero is currently transforming the former burger restaurant, located at 2520 S. Orange Avenue, into a new, fast-food chicken restaurant that specializes in fried and grilled chicken.

Billed as the world’s largest chicken restaurant in Central America, Pollo Campero has plans to expand throughout the United States. The business got its start in Guatemala in 1971 and currently operates 80 locations in the United States and another 270 around the world. At the end of 2021, the restaurant announced a five-year plan to reach 250 restaurants across the United States.

The Orlando location joins two others that have already opened their doors in Miami and Boynton Beach, as well as multiple others planned for the Sunshine State.

The restaurant prides itself on hand-breading its chicken and says its signature drinks, sides, and salads are prepared fresh daily.

The interior and exterior of the 2,968 square-foot building in Orlando’s south downtown (SODO) neighborhood are currently under renovation. Although changes to the site will be limited, the business will reopen the drive-thru lane that was previously closed by Five Guys. Records filed with the city of Orlando show that the new drive-thru’s access point will be repositioned.

When the site was originally constructed, an oak tree was planted close to the current drive-thru lane. In order to install the new portion of the drive-thru lane, the tree will be removed and three others will be installed on the property.

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