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.

Type
Public
HQ
Costa Mesa, US
Founded
1975
Employees
5,171 (est)+11%
El Pollo Loco was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, US

El Pollo Loco Locations

Costa Mesa, US

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El Pollo Loco Summary

Market capitalization

$481 M

Closing share price

$12.5
El Pollo Loco's current market capitalization is $481 M.

El Pollo Loco Financials

El Pollo Loco's revenue is $355 M in FY, 2015 which is 2.96% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

$294 M$315 M$345 M$355 M

Operating income

$-20.5 M

Operating expense total

$298 M

Interest expense

$38.9 M$36.3 M$18.1 M$3.71 M

Income tax expense

$2.03 M$1.4 M$-63 M$20.9 M

Net Income

$42.5 M

Operating cash flow

$-5.52 M

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