The Legacy of El Pollo Loco It began decades ago in the small town of Guasave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The year was 1975 when a roadside chicken stand named El Pollo Loco (pronounced "L-Po-yo Lo-co" and Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken") opened. Its signature menu item was (and remains) unique-- fresh, natural chicken marinated in a special recipe of herbs, spices and citrus juices passed down from the founding family. The marinated chicken was then flame-grilled to perfection, hand cut and served hot off the grill for the mouthwatering taste of El Pollo Loco that people couldn’t find anywhere else. El Pollo Loco quickly became a local favorite.

Contact Information for El Pollo Loco

Company Website: http://www.elpolloloco.com

3535 Harbor Blvd., #100 NA
Costa Mesa
CA 92626 USA Work: (714) 599-5000
Fax: (714) 599-5650

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Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Internet
  • Meetings
  • Phone Support
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: The Legacy of El Pollo Loco It began decades ago in the small town of Guasave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The year was 1975 when a roadside chicken stand named El Pollo Loco (pronounced "L-Po-yo Lo-co" and Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken") opened. Its signature menu item was (and remains) unique-- fresh, natural chicken marinated in a special recipe of herbs, spices and citrus juices passed down from the founding family. The marinated chicken was then flame-grilled to perfection, hand cut and served hot off the grill for the mouthwatering taste of El Pollo Loco that people couldn’t find anywhere else. El Pollo Loco quickly became a local favorite.

Required net worth: $1,500,000

Total investment: $417,000 – $720,000

Cash liquidity: $750,000

Franchise fee: $40,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 100

Number of Franchises: 230

Company Owned Units: 159

Ongoing Royalty: 4%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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