Pollo Campero operator names new franchise director

LOS ANGELES Rick Howard has been named director of franchise development for Adir Restaurants Corp., the master franchisor for Pollo Campero in six Western states.

Founded in Guatemala, Pollo Campero includes more than 200 stores throughout Central America. Adir operates 18 in the Los Angeles area, and three more are scheduled to open within the next two months.

Howard previously worked as head of franchise development for Peter Piper Pizza in six states and Mexico. He also has worked in operations and franchise development for Noodles Development in 15 states.

Adir recently announced plans to extend its brand by developing other restaurant concepts, though the company has not disclosed details.