COSTA MESA Calif. Just in time for football season, El Pollo Loco is getting into the game with new limited-time Buffaloco Wings, the first time the chicken chain has offered a “Buffalo style” version, officials said Friday.
The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based chain joins other brands that have developed wings as football-friendly menu items. The 1,905-unit Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, for example, recently introduced wings  in a limited-time offer through Oct. 12.
El Pollo Loco’s new wings are available with two sauces: Spicy Buffaloco, which is a traditional Buffalo sauce with the twist of Mexican oregano, or Tangy BBQ, a traditional barbecue sauce with the additional kick of chipotle, habanero chile and citrus juices.
The wings will be available through the end of the year in quantities of five, 10, 20 and 30 for recommended prices at company restaurants ranging from $4.99 for five plus a side, to $18.99 for 30. Customers also can add 10 wings to any combo or family meal for $5.
El Pollo Loco operates or franchises more than 420 locations in 14 states.