El Pollo Loco


As Sardar Biglari buys up stock, El Pollo Loco swallows a poison pill

The chicken chain adopted a shareholder rights plan, citing Biglari Capital’s continued acquisition of the company’s shares.


After a pandemic break, restaurants added a lot of new menu items this summer

Customers returned to dining out and operators greeted them with a record number of limited-time offers. The result was a summer of love on restaurant menus.

The investor, whose Biglari Holdings owns Steak n Shake, has acquired 9.1% of the shares of the chicken chain in his latest “passive” investment.

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The new Loco Rewards has a tiered structure and more variety. It's part of a digital overhaul that also includes an upgraded mobile app.

Trimaran Capital Partners, which first invested in the chicken chain in 2005 and took it public in 2014, is liquidating its holdings in the chain.

Restaurant Rewind: The man knew biscuits and burgers as well as he knew the route to the Super Bowl.

A former owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, the North Carolina native made his money as a Hardee's franchisee. He would later operate Quincy's, Denny's and El Pollo Loco, among other restaurant brands.

The success of a birria LTO last year has sparked a series of LTOs that have helped the brand broaden the menu and connect with a younger audience.

Hollandsworth was previously the regional vice president of operations for Dunkin’ and also spent about 20 years at Jack in the Box.

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