In a move that could have significant impact on franchisor agreements, a California jury has ordered El Pollo Loco to pay nearly $9 million in damages to two franchisees who accused the company of stealing profits when the chain opened a corporate store nearby.
El Pollo Loco ordered to pay $8.8M in damages to franchisee
Company plans to ‘vigorously appeal’ in territory dispute with California operator
Correction: May 08, 2018
The story has been updated to reflect the correct name of the law firm.