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Pollo Campero serving its fare
in select Wal-Mart locales
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Pollo Campero, a Latin American fried-chicken favorite, has teamed up with Wal-Mart to expand its reach to the nation’s growing Hispanic population.
A restaurant bearing the Guatemalan chain’s mascot chicken in a cowboy hat now sells its famed product inside a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rowlett, Texas. Officials with the chain’s fledging U.S. arm, Campero USA Corp., hopes to expand its reach into more than 20 Wal-Mart locations across the country by the end of 2009.
Wal-Mart, which largely abandoned running its own restaurants inside its stores, now leases out space for companies such as McDonald’s, Blimpie and Subway. Recently, the company offered Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, a Tulsa, Okla.-based healthy fast food chain, to begin franchising its brand inside stores.
The fast-food chain, whose name is Spanish for “country chicken,” was created in 1971 and now has more than 40 locations in the United States.
‘Sex and the City’ Tour
includes bars, restaurants
NEW YORK – With the movie follow-up to HBO’s “Sex and the City” set to premiere May 30, a number of its fans are planning trips so that they can see “Sex and the City” . . . in the city.
On the a “Sex and the City Hotspots” tour, about 1,000 tourists a week are bussed around the city to sample Carrie’s signature cocktail and eat the same cupcakes that they first spotted on the show. The tour company says advance purchases are more than double for opening weekend.
In addition, NYC & Company is launching a Web site to help visitors plan a “Sex and the City”-themed visit. On Location Tours is offering an opening-night package that includes its hotspots tour, the movie and a cocktail party.
The Associated Press
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