El Pollo Loco opened its newest restaurant in Long Beach, California on Thursday. The new restaurant, located at 5252 E. 2nd Street, marks the 67th location operated by franchisee partner, Roland Spongberg.

“We are thrilled to open the newest El Pollo Loco restaurant in Long Beach and continue our expansion in Southern California,” said Roland Spongberg, “With more than 30 years in this business, our company commitment has always been to create the best moments possible for our customers. We are proud to continue serving the city El Pollo Loco’s delicious, signature citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken, and authentic Mexican-inspired offerings.”

“It’s exciting to continue developing our presence in California, especially alongside a long-time franchisee partner,” said Brian Carmichall, senior vice president and chief development officer. “With franchise development being such a vital part of our company’s strategic growth plan, we put immense value on our relationships with franchisees like Roland. We’re happy to celebrate the opening of their sixty seventh El Pollo Loco and congratulate them on this special achievement.”

The 2,834-square-foot ,freestanding restaurant has seating for 51 customers, will employ approximately 40 team members, and features the company’s authentic, Mexican-inspired atmosphere that reflects El Pollo Loco’s menu and brand identity. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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