El Pollo Loco Statistics, Restaurant Count, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting El Pollo Loco statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

El Pollo Loco Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1974
  • Headquarters: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Founder(s): Juan Francisco Ochoa
  • Current Chief Executive: Mernard Acoca

What is El Pollo Loco?

In 1980 the first American El Pollo Loco opened on Alvarado Street in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a destination for the best citrus-marinated, fire-grilled pollo in town. Over the past four decades, El Pollo Loco has grown into more than 480 restaurants across 6 states becoming an L.A. mainstay and cultural benchmark along the way. And today, we continue to work just as hard to always provide customers with fresh and innovative L.A. Mex from our famous family dinners to Mexican entrees. (source)

El Pollo Loco Restaurant Count

Number of El Pollo Loco restaurants:

482 restaurants

Last updated 1/1/20


El Pollo Loco Employee Count

Number of El Pollo Loco employees:

5,005 employees

Last updated 1/1/20


El Pollo Loco Revenue Totals

El Pollo Loco annual revenue:


El Pollo Loco annual net income:


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these El Pollo Loco stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.