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El Pollo Loco

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El Pollo Loco Overview

Industry

Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

Organization Type

Public

Employees

5,355

Headquarters

Costa Mesa, CA

Website

elpolloloco.com

Website

elpolloloco.com



Founded in

1980

Revenue

$393.6M

Key People

Bernard Acoca (ceo),
Juan Ochoa (founder)

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About El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco, Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken", is the name of two independent restaurant chains that are controlled by different companies, U.S.-based El Pollo Loco, Inc. and Mexico-based El Pollo Loco, S.A. de C.V. Both companies specialize in Mexican-style grilled chicken and were founded by Juan Francisco Ochoa.

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El Pollo Loco, Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken", is the name of two independent restaurant chains that are controlled by different companies, U.S.-based El Pollo Loco, Inc. and Mexico-based El Pollo Loco, S.A. de C.V. Both companies specialize in Mexican-style grilled chicken and were founded by Juan Francisco Ochoa.

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What is it like to work at El Pollo Loco

3.0

September 17, 2019 on Zippia

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El Pollo Loco Employees

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Gender

Female

54.4%

Male

32.5%

Unknown

13.1%
Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino

51.4%

White

35.0%

Black or African American

5.3%

Asian

4.5%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

93.5%

French

2.9%

German

0.7%

Tagalog

0.7%

Italian

0.7%

Japanese

0.4%

Hindi

0.4%

Hmong

0.4%

Polish

0.4%
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El Pollo Loco Careers

Average Length of Employment
Jack's 2.2 years
Back Yard Burgers 2.0 years
Captain D's 2.0 years
Krystal 2.0 years
Jack in the Box 1.8 years
Chick-fil-A 1.8 years
Braum's Ice Cream 1.8 years
Del Taco 1.7 years
Bojangles' 1.5 years

El Pollo Loco

1.5 years
Zaxby's 1.4 years
Jersey Mike's Subs 1.4 years
Taco Cabana 1.4 years
Pollo Tropical 1.3 years
Five Guys 1.2 years
Wingstop 1.2 years
Top Employers Before El Pollo Loco
McDonald's 17.2%
Taco Bell 10.1%
Walmart 7.2%
Wendy's 6.0%
Target 4.5%
Del Taco 4.2%
Subway 3.8%
Sonic 2.7%
Pizza Hut 2.5%
Macy's 2.4%
Six Flags 2.2%
Kohl's 2.0%
Top Employers After El Pollo Loco
Walmart 14.2%
McDonald's 11.1%
Target 8.7%
Amazon 5.8%
Subway 5.3%
Del Taco 4.5%
Taco Bell 4.1%
Kohl's 3.6%
Macy's 3.6%
Starbucks 3.3%

El Pollo Loco Employees Education

Schools

Cerritos College

9.4%

Long Beach City College

8.1%

Mt San Antonio College

7.0%

Pasadena City College

5.5%

Fullerton College

5.2%

Santa Monica College

5.2%

California State University - Los Angeles

5.2%

El Camino College

5.0%

Chaffey College

4.7%

Rio Hondo College

4.4%

California State University - Northridge

4.4%

All American Career College

4.4%

College of Southern Nevada

4.4%

California State University - Long Beach

4.4%

California State University - Fullerton

3.9%

San Antonio College

3.9%

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

3.7%

Santa Ana College

3.7%

Fresno City College

3.7%

University of Phoenix

3.7%
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Majors

Business

18.5%

Medical Assisting Services

12.4%

Criminal Justice

10.1%

Psychology

8.0%

Nursing

6.9%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Accounting

5.0%

General Studies

4.8%

Management

3.3%

Human Development

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Communication

2.7%

Culinary Arts

2.5%

Biology

2.5%

Computer Science

2.4%

Cosmetology

2.3%

Education

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.8%

Sociology

1.8%

Marketing

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

46.5%

Bachelors

19.8%

Associate

17.4%

Certificate

7.9%

Diploma

4.7%

Masters

2.0%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.8%
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El Pollo Loco Salaries

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El Pollo Loco Awards

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  • Best Paying Companies In 2019
  • Most Diverse Companies In 2019

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Revenue

$393.6M

Net Income

-

Market Cap

$444,490,000

Total Equity

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Total Assets

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Frequently Asked Questions about El Pollo Loco

When was El Pollo Loco founded?

El Pollo Loco was founded in 1980.

How many Employees does El Pollo Loco have?

El Pollo Loco has 5,355 employees.

How much money does El Pollo Loco make?

El Pollo Loco generates $393.6M in revenue.

What industry is El Pollo Loco in?

El Pollo Loco is in the hotels, restaurants & leisure industry.

What type of company is El Pollo Loco?

El Pollo Loco is a public company.

Who are El Pollo Loco's competitors?

El Pollo Loco competitors include Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Del Taco, Jack in the Box, Zaxby's, Bojangles', Chick-fil-A, The Habit Restaurants Inc., Rubio's Restaurants Inc., Back Yard Burgers, Wingstop, Taco Cabana, Krystal, Pollo Tropical, Captain D's, Five Guys, Jack's, Jersey Mike's Subs, Braum's Ice Cream, Hardee's Restaurants LLC, Taco Comfort Solutions.

Who works at El Pollo Loco?

Bernard Acoca (ceo),
Juan Ochoa (founder)

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Where is El Pollo Loco's headquarters?

El Pollo Loco's headquarters is in Costa Mesa, CA.

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