El Pollo Loco was acquired by Freeman Spogli, Brightwood Capital And on December 26, 2007


Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, restaurants ranked 33 in number of deals in 2007. The largest restaurants acquisition in 2007 was Galaxy Entertainment Group - which was acquired by Permira for $839M.

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El Pollo Loco, Inc.

3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 100,
Costa Mesa, California 92626
United States,
(714) 599-5000

El Pollo Loco, Inc. is a fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain. The company is renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes. The company operates restaurants across the Southwest and has a leading market position in Southern California. El Pollo Loco, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.

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