Decision could cost El Pollo Loco $22M in payments to founder

LAREDO Texas A Laredo, Texas, jury last week awarded $22 million in damages to the founder of the El Pollo Loco chain in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to the flame-grilled chicken chain in Mexico.


However, the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas gave the parties in the dispute until Aug. 9 to file post-trial motions that could change the outcome. Officials of El Pollo Loco Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based operator or franchiso

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