Friday, August 10, 2007

El Pollo Rico is Back!

El Pollo Rico, the insanely good spit-roasted chicken restaurant in Wheaton, is back open for business. The storefront had been shuttered for about three weeks following a raid in which nine employees were arrested by the INS. Four members of the Solano family, who own the joint as well as another outlet in Arlington, had been arrested on Federal charges of tax evasion, money-laundering, and harboring illegal immigrants.

None of that mattered today. Francisco Carlos Solano, one of those charged, was behind the cash register as always, selling half-chickens and fries for about six bucks a pop as fast as people could buy them.

Dozens of people waiting for their chix fix from the crook cooks.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Heaps o' peeps do queue for their chix fix from the crook cooks