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El Pollo Loco CEO Bernard Acoca tells Nation's Restaurant News how the brand's new prototypes fit into the chain's growth strategy.

El Pollo Loco CEO Bernard Acoca explains how the restaurant’s new store prototypes will fuel growth outside its core market

Southern California-based chain plans to remodel 55 stores next year with new L.A. Mex design, which is geared for off-premise business

Soon after Bernard Acoca was named CEO of El Pollo Loco in 2018, the former Starbucks executive developed a four-pronged transformation plan that was necessary to complete before the fresh-Mex chicken chain could reboot growth.

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