El Pollo Loco, Inc. has opened its second Louisiana restaurant in Baton Rouge.
The chain has partnered with Canal Street Partners to carry the nation’s main fire-grilled hen idea to The Capital City. The franchise group, which has greater than 15 years of expertise within the fast service section of the restaurant business, additionally owns and operates the El Pollo Loco in Lafayette and plans to open extra places in and round Baton Rouge.
“We’re thrilled to continue developing El Pollo Loco’s presence in Louisiana and bring the brand’s signature chicken, handcrafted Mexican entrees and assortment of healthy offerings to Baton Rouge,” says Canal Street Partners President Jason Trotter. “The expansion and future unit growth is sure to appeal to the growing number of consumers looking for healthier options and demand for bolder, spicier flavors.”
The new 2,660 sq. foot restaurant, which can in the end make use of as many as 35 full- and part-time folks, seats practically 60 folks and includes a single drive-thru, in addition to curbside pick-up parking areas. In addition, the restaurant consists of an enhanced digitized expertise – together with “Pollo To Go” for cellular to-go and supply orders, digital menu boards and GPS-enabled curbside pick-up, all built-in with the corporate’s dynamic and versatile cellular app.
As for the menu?
At El Pollo Loco, the hen is all the time contemporary, by no means frozen, marinated in a proprietary recipe of citrus, garlic and spice, fire-grilled over an open flame and hand-cut to order. The freshly grilled hen serves as the bottom for an genuine choice of dishes, together with household hen meals, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bowls and salads. The Pollo Fit part of the menu additionally gives low-calorie, vegan and even keto-certified choices for followers of the keto food plan.
“Whether you want to indulge in Mexican-style comfort food or you want to try one of the low-calorie menu options that complies with your dietary regime, we have a menu that has something for everyone,” says Trotter.
Brian Carmichall, Chief Development Officer of El Pollo Loco, feedback, “Baton Rouge is a great market for our continued growth and a good fit for the brand. Canal Street Partners’ expertise in the market, understanding of customer satisfaction and commitment to premium quality in all aspects of the business are a winning combination.”
The native growth comes at a time when El Pollo Loco is aggressively seeking to develop its nationwide footprint. Over the following few years, the plan is to rework greater than 300 of the model’s 478 present eating places with the brand new prototype designs and develop 140 new eating places in choose DMAs throughout the nation.
Today, El Pollo Loco has 478 eating places in six states, with 282 of these owned and operated by franchisees.
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