Though Carlos and Danny Started their foray into the restaurant business together, they quickly realized they could start a business of their own. Peruvian style chicken was gaining wide recognition and praise in the region and they were eager to introduce a new authentic taste to the diverse Maryland and DC areas.
In 2003, the pair opened their first restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. They turned a simple deli into Don Pollo, working tirelessly until their restaurant met their high standards. In the early days of Don Pollo, they spent hours upon hours researching the recipes and taste-testing their various concoctions until finally, they perfected the tastes they were looking for.
From the tiling and groundwork to the actual cooking, Don Pollo was a joint effort between two men, built from the ground up. Everything from dishwashing to manning the cash register was work split between the two. No matter how small their restaurant was, customer service was always a priority, providing optimal service worthy of the Don Pollo name.
Carlos and Danny’s hard work has paid off and today, Don Pollo has gone from being one restaurant to a brand, spanning seven locations in total. Don Pollo hopes to continue its growth eager to introduce its signature Peruvian inspired chicken to more counties.
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