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Available Territories

El Pollo Loco is currently seeking highly qualified and motivated multi-unit operators in the western United States.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently taking applications for international and California locations

Map indicating the states of CA, NV, UT, AZ are unavailable, and OR, CO, NM, OK, TX, LA are available for new franchise restaurants.

Location, Location, Location

Our team is committed to working with franchisees to identify the best possible locations for new restaurants. When potential sites are submitted, our real estate team will review all pertinent site information to help select the best location.

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Site Criteria

all formats
  • Excellent building & signage visibility
  • Blend of high daytime & residential for strong lunch and dinner sales
  • Good retail synergy (lifestyle or power centers)
  • Excellent site ingress and egress with traffic signal
Freestanding w/drive-thru
  • 2,300–3,200 square feet
  • 25,000+ sq.ft lot
  • Parking for 25+ cars
  • 35,000 combined average daily traffic
Endcap w/drive-thru
  • 2,000+ sq.ft lease space
  • Adequate parking
  • Outdoor seating a plus
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