Industry News | May 31, 2013

El Pollo Loco Cooks Up New Carnitas Entrees

El Pollo Loco, a fire-grilled chicken restaurant, introduced three new Pork Carnitas entrees which are available for a limited time only. Slowly simmered in a blend of bold, authentic spices for up to eight hours, El Pollo Loco’s Pork Carnitas are then served in the Taco Trio, Burrito, and Stuffed Quesadilla.

“At El Pollo Loco, offering a variety of handcrafted, great tasting menu items made from authentic Mexican recipes is paramount,” says Ed Valle, chief marketing officer of El Pollo Loco. “The new Pork Carnitas entrees are exciting additions to our menu which we’re confident our guests will love.”

The Pork Carnitas Taco Trio includes onion, tomatillo verde salsa, cotija cheese, and cilantro wrapped in a warm corn tortilla and served with a fresh lime wedge. The Pork Carnitas Burrito features a flour tortilla stuffed with jack cheese, rice, pinto beans, chipotle cream, cabbage, Pico de Gallo, and sliced avocado. The Pork Carnitas Stuffed Quesadilla includes jack cheese, tomatillo verde salsa, onion, cilantro, and avocado in a flour tortilla which is then grilled to perfection.

El Pollo Loco’s Pork Carnitas entrees are available at all El Pollo Restaurants starting at $2.49. Price and participation may vary.