El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco, pronounced “L Po-yo Lo-co” and Spanish for “The Crazy Chicken,” is the nation’s leading quick-service restaurant chain specializing in flame-grilled chicken. Founded in Guasave, Mexico in 1975, El Pollo Loco’s long-term success stems from the unique preparation of its award-winning “pollo”-- fresh chicken marinated in a special recipe of herbs, spices and citrus juices passed down from the founding family. The marinated chicken is then flame-grilled, hand cut and served hot off the grill with warm tortillas and a wide assortment of side dishes.

Company Growth (employees)
Costa Mesa, US
Size (employees)
5,355 (est)+4%
El Pollo Loco was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, US

El Pollo Loco Office Locations

El Pollo Loco has an office in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, US (HQ)
100 3535 Harbor Blvd

El Pollo Loco Metrics

El Pollo Loco Financial Metrics

Revenue (2015)

$355.1 m

Revenue growth (2014-15), %


Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$436.7 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

$6.1 m
El Pollo Loco's current market capitalization is $436.7 m.
El Pollo Loco's revenue was reported to be $355.1 m in FY, 2015 which is a 3% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$293.6 m$314.7 m$344.9 m$355.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$298.2 m


($20.5 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$38.9 m$36.3 m$18.1 m$3.7 m

Income tax expense

$2 m$1.4 m($63 m)$20.9 m

Net Income

$42.5 m
Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015


$19 m$21.5 m$17 m$11.5 m$6.1 m
FY, 2014

Cash From Operating Activities

($5.5 m)

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