April 18, 2014 2:41 PM ET

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Company Overview of El Pollo Loco, Inc.

Company Overview

El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates a chain of restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. The company’s menu includes family and individual chicken meals, bowls and salads, chicken burritos, sides, starters, desserts, drinks, and extras/other. It also provides catering services, as well as franchises its operations. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of EPL Intermediate, Inc.

3535 Harbor Boulevard

Suite 100

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United States

Founded in 1975





Key Executives for El Pollo Loco, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 58
Vice President of Human Resources and Training
Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

El Pollo Loco, Inc. Key Developments

El Pollo Loco Appoints Kay Bogeajis as Chief Operating Officer

El Pollo Loco announced that Kay Bogeajis has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Bogeajis comes to the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain with more than 30 years of operations and general management experience across a variety of leading brands including Peet's Coffee & Tea and Taco Bell. As Chief Operating Officer, Bogeajis will oversee company and franchise restaurant operations, training, and development for El Pollo Loco, which now boasts nearly 400 restaurants in five states. She is also responsible for leading operations initiatives with the goals of improving efficiency and driving profitable growth. Previously, Bogeajis served as Vice President of Retail Operations for Peet's Coffee & Tea.

El Pollo Loco Names Larry Roberts as Chief Financial Officer

El Pollo Loco announced that Larry Roberts joined company as Chief Financial Officer. Roberts assumes his new role with nearly 30 years of leadership experience across a variety of top-tier companies, including more than 20 years of experience at YUM! Brands. Most recently, Roberts served as Chief Operating Officer for the KFC business with nearly $5 billion of system sales. Previously he spent three years as KFC's divisional Chief Financial Officer and three years as Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut in the United Kingdom. As Chief Financial Officer, Roberts will play a central role in financial strategy formulation and will partner with the rest of the senior leadership team to drive growth and increase profits for El Pollo Loco. Roberts will report directly to Sather and will serve as a member of the El Pollo Loco management team. He will operate out of the company's Costa Mesa office.

El Pollo Loco Announces Management Appointments

El Pollo Loco announced the appointment of Richard Pineda as vice president of supply chain management and Jeff Little as vice president of development, effective immediately. Both Pineda and Little join grilled chicken restaurant chain with more than 20 years of experience in their respective fields and in the restaurant industry. In the role of vice president, supply chain management, Pineda will report directly to Sather and will manage the entire supply chain for El Pollo Loco, including logistics and distribution for company and franchise restaurants. Pineda is also responsible for non-food spend categories, including supplies, uniforms and natural gas. Before joining El Pollo Loco, Pineda served as vice president of purchasing and supply chain for Sizzler USA. He previously worked in the same role for McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. In his new role as vice president of development, Little will oversee real estate location selection, construction project management and overall project design for the company's nearly 400 restaurants. He will report directly to Dennis Farrow, El Pollo Loco's chief operating officer. Little previously worked at Yum! Brands where he served as national director, Taco Bell development. Both Pineda and Little will serve as members of the El Pollo Loco management team and will operate out of the company's Costa Mesa office.

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