El Pollo Loco – Franchise Review
El Pollo Loco was a vision that made its way from a road side chicken stand to the heart of the United States. It started in Mexico when in 1975, Juan Ochoa went to the roadside to sell his mothers marinated chicken. It was a family recipe and loved by many. It took no time for the stand to gather fame. There was no looking back when the Ochoa family opened 85 restaurants in the next four years in Mexico. The road was clear to Las Angeles which witnessed the very first restaurant in 1980. El Pollo Loco -a trend setter!
As the years passed by, El Pollo Loco has added many new things to their menu and a joint venture with Foster Freezer’s allowed them to offer soft-serve treats to their customers. Their popularity continues to grow as their traditional food convinces people to sneak into El Pollo Loco for a good and healthy meal. Their solid track record of more than 35 years has proved them to be great entrepreneurs with vision and stability.
Insipid is not in the dictionary of El Pollo Loco! “Pollo” is an award-winning chicken dish that has a unique recipe. You won’t miss any of its spices, herbs, garlic and citrus flavors. This recipe has passed through generations and has become better and better. The food is not only cooked beautifully but also marketed very well. This is where El Pollo Loco has an edge in food industry. Undoubtedly one of the biggest brands in its industry, it has the capability to draw traffic and maximize profits.
El Pollo is one of the largest brands of its kind and its franchise will give you access to the people who love and work diligently for this brand. This franchise can be thought of as a proven blueprint that can help you achieve success.
Franchise costs are average, but promise good returns. Initial Franchise Fee is approximately $40,000.00 with a total investment of $505,000.00 to $1.5 million. The Royalty Fee is 4% and the term of agreement extends 20 years and is renewable.
The brand offers quality training before the opening of a franchise and on arrival of any new product. El Pollo Loco has a proven track record and a stable business model. With the right effort an investor can expect a good return on their investment.
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