Peruvian rotisserie concept continues growing throughout region
CHARLOTTE – Viva Chicken plans to bring Peruvian rotisserie chicken to Indian Trail in May.
Sun Valley Commons will mark the seventh Charlotte-area location for the brand known for its pollo a la brasa, an herb-enhanced rotisserie chicken cooked in a charcoal-fired oven.
“We like to say our fresh, inspired recipes transport taste buds to Peru,” owner Randy Garcia said.
Garcia and chef-owner Bruno Macchiavello debuted the concept six years ago in Charlotte. The pair worked together at Garcia’s family’s restaurant, Villa Antonio, but they had a dream of introducing North Carolinians to the pollo a la brasa that Macchiavello grew up eating in Peru and Garcia discovered on a trip home with his Peruvian wife.
They believe the key to Viva Chicken’s success is authenticity and Peruvian-sourced ingredients. Each restaurant has a charcoal rotisserie imported from Lima. The peppers for the fresh-made sauces, the purple corn used to make the fan-favorite Chicha Morado drink and the cans of Inca Kola are all authentically sourced and prepared.
“Bruno and I agreed early on that there would be no shortcuts on delivering an authentic experience for our guests,” Garcia said.