A new Pollo Campero restaurant in Woodbridge is scheduled to open Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. [Submitted photo]

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The work to revitalize Woodbridge’s Marumsco Plaza takes another step forward Tuesday with the opening of a Pollo Campero restaurant.

The eatery known for its Latin flavors, and fried and grilled chicken, will open its newest location at the U.S. shopping center. It will join several new stores at the plaza, including a new Walgreens Pharmacy, and a newly relocated BB&T Bank.

The new restaurant is expected to bring 25 new jobs to the area, and is one of 400 Pollo Campero eateries worldwide.

More in a press release:

“We are excited to continue our expansion throughout Virginia where we have such a large base of devoted Pollo Campero fans,” said President and COO of Campero USA, Roberto Denegri. “We are honored to be a part of the Marumsco Plaza revitalization and look forward to becoming more involved with the Woodbridge community and sharing the tastes of Latin America.”

The opening in Woodbridge will mark the fourth restaurant in Virginia for Pollo Campero and the ninth restaurant serving the Washington D.C. market. To celebrate the newest addition to the Pollo Campero family, guests purchasing a minimum of 10 pieces at any Virginia Pollo Campero restaurant can take advantage of $1 Pollo Days and purchase a leg or thigh for only $1 through mid-October.

Pollo Campero is known for its unique Latin flavors and hand prepared fried and grilled chicken, made exactly the same way as when its first location opened in 1971 in Guatemala. The restaurant’s distinctive menu also includes fan favorite Latin specialty drinks like Jamaica and Horchata, hand-rolled empanadas and signature Latin desserts like Flan.

Though Pollo Campero has a global reach today, it was founded as a small family restaurant in Guatemala. The establishment quickly grew to become the world’s largest Latin chicken restaurant chain and is embraced by more than 85 million people worldwide every year.