El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
About the Company
You might say this company is trying to fuel a chicken craze. El Pollo Loco Holdings operates and franchises about 430 fast-casual restaurants operating under the El Pollo Loco banner. Specializing in Mexican-style chicken dishes, the chain’s menu includes chicken burritos and tacos, as well as complete chicken dinners and sides. Most El Pollo Loco outlets are found in the Los Angeles area and other markets in California. A small number can be found in four other states. About 250 of the restaurants are operated by franchisees. Juan Francisco Ochoa started the chain in Mexico in 1975. El Pollo Loco went public in 2014.