Industry News | March 13, 2013

El Pollo Loco Prepares for Spring with New Salads

El Pollo Loco expanded its popular Tostada Salad line with the introduction of the new Citrus Mango Tostada Salad.  

Available for a limited time only, the new Citrus Mango Tostada Salad features citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken; handmade citrus mango salsa, made with slices of real mango; and fresh avocados sliced by hand.

It is served in a crispy handcrafted tostada shell with low-fat citrus vinaigrette.   

Additionally, the company announced the return of the Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad, which will join the Original Tostada Salad as a menu item available on an ongoing basis. 

"Our guests asked for the Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad to return and stay on our menu, and we listened," says Ed Valle, chief marketing officer, El Pollo Loco.

"We're dedicated to serving our customers a variety of delicious, crave-able menu items that are hand prepared and made with the freshest ingredients,” he adds. “Our Tostada Salad offering is yet another example of this commitment."

The Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad is prepared withcitrus-marinated chicken breast, along with a mix of freshly cut avocado, crispy bacon, romaine lettuce, and El Pollo Loco's pinto beans and pico de gallo, served in a crispy tostada shell with creamy cilantro dressing.  

All three Tostada Salads are available at all El Pollo Loco restaurants and can be served with or without the shell and dressing.

The Original Chicken Tostada Salad (served without the shell or dressing) is a dietitian-approved menu item certified by Healthy Dining and featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com