At a Glance
- Founded: 1980
- Locations: 412
- Initial Investment: $ $ 502 K - $ 1,100 K
- Headquarters: Costa Mesa, CA
- Category: Food & Restaurant
We are a community focused organization with 485 company and franchise restaurants in 6 states. We provide our franchise partners with active support in training, real estate, operations and marketing.
At El Pollo Loco our food is a reflection of who we are, where we’re from and where we live. The perfect blend of traditional Mexican flavors and new California inspiration. It requires hard work and commitment, but the rewards are easy to taste.
When you franchise with El Pollo Loco, you’ll receive support from a tenured team of restaurant professionals providing long-term stability and vision for the future.
New franchisees and restaurant managers receive seven weeks of pre-opening training with ongoing training for crew and management from our franchise training consultants.
We offer franchise operations support through our Franchise Business Managers who help provide new franchisees with information and procedures important to their business implementation.
El Pollo Loco's marketing team of experienced executives and management is dedicated to providing first-class marketing support along with a full array of targeted advertising tools and marketing plans to build awareness and drive customers into our restaurants.