The numbers you need to know

Restaurants Across Seven States
Years of Proven Success and History
$ 0 M
Average Unit Sales Volume in top 25% of Restaurants
Source: 2021 EPL FDD Item 19
# 0
Mexican QSR
Among Popular QSR Brands

Why El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco is heating up with growth across the country. Our Famous Fire-Grilled Chicken, expansive menu, and exciting new image keep customers coming back and our franchisees developing in more markets across the country.


“El Pollo Loco has been able to develop their own best in class food cost, inventory and labor models that really help us control the prime costs of the business which helps us deliver on those great margins.”

Jay Spongberg – COO, WKS Restaurant Group El Pollo Loco Franchisee – California, Arizona & Utah 68 locations and growing!

“Whether you’re a new franchisee or somebody that is seasoned, they know how to help you in those stages of your business growth.”

Phong Huynh – El Pollo Loco Franchisee – Arizona, California, Louisiana & Texas 21 locations and growing!

“In the past couple years, we’ve been growing 20% year over year in sales. I only see that going up as we get more exposure, and more people figure out who we are in Texas.

David Henry – CEO, Henry Investment Group El Pollo Loco franchisee – Texas 11 locations and growing!

Room to grow

It all starts with real estate. We’re here to help you find the “hottest” location for your new El Pollo Loco. From site selection to construction, our team is here to support you every step of the way! 

  • Territories Available
  • Some Territories Available
  • All Territories Sold Out
  • Future Expansion
  • Territories Available
  • Some Territories Available
  • All Territories Sold Out
  • Future Expansion


We put a lot of love into making our food delicious and that same passion into supporting our franchisees in feeding the flames of success. El Pollo Loco offers world-class support in real estate, construction, operations, training and marketing.

The Process

Do you have that fire? Check out the process of becoming a partner with El Pollo Loco. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Our Food

We believe that good food feeds more than just our appetites. It nourishes the soul. Good food brings us together and connects us to something larger than ourselves. That’s why we prepare all of our food with time, love and quality ingredients.

Join our Loco Family!

We are interested in hearing from qualified multi-unit franchise investors who fit the following criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years of restaurant experience as a multi-unit operator
  • Meet minimum financial requirements of $1 million net worth per unit and $300,000 per unit in liquid assets
  • Share our commitment to the El Pollo Loco vision and mission

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