Viva Chicken, a Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken franchise, started in Charlotte, NC, by restaurateurs Randy Garcia and Bruno Macchiavello is opening its doors in Christiana on Wednesday, July 11.
The company specializes in Pollo a la Brasa, a rotisserie chicken cooked in a charcoal-fired oven imported from Lima, Peru.
the new restaurant is located at 1103 Churchmans Road south of Newark.
“The keys to Viva Chicken’s menu are authenticity and Peruvian-sourced ingredients,” says Macchiavello. “We are excited to bring both to our first location in Delaware and get to know the Christiana community.”
In addition to the rotisserie chicken that is marinated for 24 hours, Viva Chicken’s menu includes Quinoa Stuffed Avocado; Andina Power Food Salad with Viva Chicken’s Lime Passion Fruit Vinaigrette; and Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian fried rice) with choice of pulled rotisserie chicken or steak. Sides range from Solterito (Peruvian corn salad), canary beans and cilantro-infused rice to plantains, yuca and sweet potato fries.
Juices are made in-house daily and include Herbal Limeade (lime, basil, rosemary, and mint); Maracuya Passion Fruit juice and the Chicha Morada (Peruvian purple corn, cinnamon, cloves, pineapple, apple, and limes).
Dine-in guests order at the counter in the 96-seat dining room.
Viva Chicken will offer food and drink table service. Online ordering will be available for carryout customers. The restaurant also has a catering menu with pick-up and delivery options and will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Peruvian chicken is popular with three other restaurants in the Newark and Bear-Glasgow area. Viva Chicken is the only Peruvian chicken restaurant in the Stanton-Christiana area, which is home to large employers like Christiana Care, Sallie Mae, JPMorgan Chase and Sallie Mae.