These are challenging times, but there's still a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Adding to the list is free cake from El Pollo Loco beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday.

El Pollo Loco helps shoppers unwind from the shopping craziness by offering a free individual size chocolate cake with the purchase of any new plate. Fanatics will need to move quickly. The deal is limited to four notoriously frantic shopping days beginning Black Friday (Nov. 26) and continuing through Cyber Monday (Nov. 29).

Valued at $1, El Pollo Loco's individual chocolate cake comes draped in rich chocolate icing and provides a sweet ending to El Pollo Loco's three new meals – the Carne Asada Plate, the Mixed Grill Plate, and the Tamale Plate. Available for a limited time, each plate is served with Spanish rice and pinto beans. The Tamale Plate, a holiday favorite with El Pollo Loco fans, features two chicken tamales covered in flavorful Colorado sauce. The Mixed Grill Plate offers two flame-grilled favorites: carne asada alongside a chicken leg or thigh. The Carne Asada Plate features plenty of El Pollo Loco's citrus-marinated, flame-grilled carne asada. The Mixed Grill and Carne Asada plates also come with warm tortillas and fresh salsa.

Shopping fanatics willing to break away from the craziness of holiday shopping and enjoy free cake with the purchase of a new plate must bring in a printable coupon valid Nov. 26 through Nov. 29.  To get your coupon, log on to and click on the "Get Coupon" tab on the bottom right side of the screen.