El Pollo Loco tests shrimp, beef menu items

El Pollo Loco tests shrimp, beef menu items

Chicken-focused chain may make limited-time permanent

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. is experimenting with a multi-protein platform that it may add permanently, the company said Thursday.

The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based chain has long been known for its signature citrus-marinated grilled chicken. But company officials attributed a 5.1-percent increase in systemwide same-store sales during the first quarter ended April 1 in part to the success of a Baja Shrimp limited-time offer, which will be available through the end of May.


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