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El Pollo Loco

Operations

El Pollo Loco stock soars nearly 30% as sales accelerate

September was the fast-casual chain’s best month of the year as it works to expand delivery capabilities and operational efficiencies.

Financing

Denny’s franchisee grows to 127 units through 94-store purchase

WKS now operates 287 restaurants in total and ranks as Denny’s largest licensee.

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The chicken chain’s traffic fell 3.1% in Q1, but its CEO says menu simplification is not to blame.

Miguel Lozano is the chicken chain’s third C-suite hire in the past 12 months.

The chicken chain’s stock fell more than 16% Friday on the news.

The originality of these limited-time items piqued consumer interest in November.

Hector Munoz, previously of Church’s Chicken and Popeyes, assumes the top marketing spot at El Pollo Loco.

Discounts are still a staple, but new come-ons include free rides and tamales.

The company said that its sales growth has continued into the fourth quarter, sending shares to new highs.

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