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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: 66
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 59
Vice President of Human Resources and Training
Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

El Pollo Loco, Inc. Key Developments

El Pollo Loco Names Dale Burke as Vice President, Supply Chain Management

El Pollo Loco announced the appointment of Dale Burke as vice president, supply chain management. Burke comes to fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain with more than 20 years of experience successfully creating supply chain efficiencies, managing commodity prices and mitigating risk for a variety of leading brands including Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. As vice president, supply chain management, Burke will oversee the total cost of goods for the El Pollo Loco system, which boasts more than 400 restaurants in five states, as well as the entire supply chain including logistics and distribution. He is also responsible for non-cost-of-goods spend categories, such as supplies, uniforms and natural gas. Previously, Burke served as senior director, purchasing for Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC. Burke will serve as a member of the El Pollo Loco senior management team and will report directly to the company's chief financial officer, Larry Roberts. Burke will be based out of the company's Costa Mesa headquarters.

El Pollo Loco Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2013

El Pollo Loco reported earnings results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013. Revenues in the year increased 7.2% to $314.7 million, and EBITDA increased 18.8% to $56.3 million. Comparable stores sales increased to 5.3% and EBITDA margin increased to 17.9%.

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.

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