El Pollo Loco Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1975

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 4,362


  • Stock Symbol
  • LOCO

Stock Symbol

  • Share Price
  • $11.03
  • (As of Friday Closing)

El Pollo Loco General Information


El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc operates and franchises hundreds of fast-casual chicken restaurants in the United States. Restaurant locations are typically free-standing and include drive-thrus, and menus include many low-priced options. Poultry is the company's largest food cost, accounting for roughly 38% of total food and paper cost, and the company manages that commodity price risk by using multiple suppliers and entering supply contracts of varying lengths depending on market conditions.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Restaurants and Bars
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 3535 Harbor Boulevard
  • Suite 100
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • United States
+1 (714) 000-0000

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El Pollo Loco Stock Performance

(As of Friday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$11.03 $11.10 $8.11 - $11.99 $343M 31.2M 338K $0.81

El Pollo Loco Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 570,738 531,545 559,122 728,537
Revenue 470,291 468,664 469,959 454,363
EBITDA 56,944 54,924 44,974 56,453
Net Income 26,548 25,554 20,801 29,121
Total Assets 598,023 592,301 597,218 613,786
Total Debt 271,128 273,331 252,880 233,465
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El Pollo Loco Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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El Pollo Loco Comparisons

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El Pollo Loco Competitors (18)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Chuy's Holdings Formerly PE-Backed Austin, TX 0000 00000 00000000 00000
Wingstop Restaurants Formerly PE-Backed Addison, TX 0000 00000 000000000 00000
Jack In The Box Formerly PE-Backed San Diego, CA 00000 00.000 000000000000
The Wendy's Company Corporate Backed or Acquired Dublin, OH 00000 00.000 000000000000
Denny's Formerly PE-Backed Spartanburg, SC 0000 00.000 00000000 00.000
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El Pollo Loco Executive Team (17)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Liz Williams Chief Executive Officer
Maria Hollandsworth Chief Operating Officer, Operations & President
Ira Fils Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer, Accounting
Jill Adams Chief Marketing Officer
Fitzhugh Taylor Executive, Investor Relations
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El Pollo Loco Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since
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000000 0000000 El Pollo Loco Board Member, Member of the Audit & Chair of the Nominating and Governance 000 0000
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El Pollo Loco Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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El Pollo Loco Investors

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El Pollo Loco ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated May, 16, 2023

30.15 | High Risk

Risk Scale

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Peers Analysis

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El Pollo Loco FAQs

  • When was El Pollo Loco founded?

    El Pollo Loco was founded in 1975.

  • Who is the CEO of El Pollo Loco?

    Liz Williams is the CEO of El Pollo Loco.

  • Where is El Pollo Loco headquartered?

    El Pollo Loco is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA.

  • What is the size of El Pollo Loco?

    El Pollo Loco has 4,362 total employees.

  • What industry is El Pollo Loco in?

    El Pollo Loco’s primary industry is Restaurants and Bars.

  • Is El Pollo Loco a private or public company?

    El Pollo Loco is a Public company.

  • What is El Pollo Loco’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for El Pollo Loco is LOCO.

  • What is the current stock price of El Pollo Loco?

    As of 17-May-2024 the stock price of El Pollo Loco is $11.03.

  • What is the current market cap of El Pollo Loco?

    The current market capitalization of El Pollo Loco is $343M.

  • What is El Pollo Loco’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for El Pollo Loco is $470M.

  • Who are El Pollo Loco’s competitors?

    Chuy's Holdings, Wingstop Restaurants, Jack In The Box, The Wendy's Company, and Denny's are some of the 18 competitors of El Pollo Loco.

  • What is El Pollo Loco’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    El Pollo Loco’s EPS for 12 months was $0.81.

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