Founded in 1975, El Pollo Loco is a chain of quick-service restaurants that specializes in serving flame-grilled chicken. It operates more than 380 restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts and Connecticut. El Pollo Loco s restaurants offer a selection of salads, soups, burritos, quesadillas, rolls, desserts, tortillas and salsas. In addition, its restaurants serve coleslaw, Spanish rice, french fries, baked beans, mashed potatoes and grilled chicken nachos. El Pollo Loco provides catering services, as well as franchise options. It offers gift cards and supports various community organizations through the El Pollo Loco Charities. El Pollo Loco is owned by Trimaran Capital Partners. It has been recognized as one of the leading restaurants by the QSR magazine.