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El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco
How to Ace Site Selection
An El Pollo Loco franchisee talks about how his experience in real estate informed his growth as a quick-serve operator.
Courting Calorie Counters
Making it easier for customers to watch their weight can be smart business.
Poultry Goes Premium
With sophisticated menu items, upgraded interiors, and a laser focus on the customer experience, the chicken segment is moving upmarket.
Leveraging Franchisee Diversity
Minority franchisees bring new opportunities to the table for quick serves, but the hurdles they face require creativity on the part of the franchisor.
Rise of Interim CEOs
Many quick-serve companies are turning to interim executives for change and growth. But is temporary leadership a permanent fix?
Fire Up the Grill
The success of KFC’s Kentucky Grilled Chicken signals that grilled menu items could be taking over for fried food.
Incentives for Green
Senior finance executives should take advantage of tax incentives that are available for green building initiatives.
El Pollo Loco Celebrates Expansion
To celebrate the opening of its 400th restaurant, El Pollo Loco will give away prizes this month.
El Pollo Loco Using Electric Delivery Vehicles
Flame-grilled chicken leader rolls out electric delivery vehicles wrapped in brand messaging.
El Pollo Loco Gets Energy Efficient
Southern California Gas Co. has recognized the chain for energy-efficient equipment upgrades that will reduce the restaurant’s annual natural gas consumption by 9,700 therms.
El Pollo Loco Names New VP of IT
Allison A. Watanabe will oversee all computer and communications technologies at the 391-unit chicken chain.
El Pollo Loco Investment Fuels Growth
Freeman Spogli & Co., a leading private equity investment firm, has made a $45 million equity investment in the quick-serve.
El Pollo Loco, Inc. to Post Bond to Support Appeal Process in Trademark Dispute
$22 Million Verdict Against El Pollo Loco
Before a final judgment is rendered, the court has requested that the parties file post-trial motions by August 9th.
El Pollo Loco Does BBQ Chicken
For a limited time, El Pollo Loco menus nationwide will feature barbecue chicken entrees.
El Pollo Loco Promotes Key Players in National Expansion
The company expects to open restaurants in 12 states in 2007.
El Pollo Loco, Inc. Announces Extension of the Expiration Date for Tender Offers
El Pollo Loco, Inc. and EPL Intermediate, Inc. are further extending the expiration time of the offer to 5:00 p.m., EST on October 16, 2006.
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