El Pollo Loco opens in Poway, California

New restaurant operated by Peglion LLC

El Pollo Loco opened a new restaurant in the Greater San Diego area in Poway, California. The 72-seat unit spans 3,000 square feet and is open for drive-thru and dine-in, serving up the chain’s fire-grilled chicken. Bill Engel of Peglion LLC, an El Pollo Loco franchise partner, opened this new location.

Peglion, with more than 30 years in business, continues to develop El Pollo Loco stores and provide employment and career opportunities in California, according to an announcement. The restaurant on Poway Road is the 34th unit the franchise partner will operate.


“We are proud to continue serving the city El Pollo Loco’s delicious, signature citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and authentic Mexican-inspired offerings in a safe, clean, comfortable, and friendly environment,” said Engel.

The Poway El Pollo Loco will be open from 10 a.m .to 10 p.m. seven days per week.

“With franchise development being such a vital part of our Company’s strategic growth plan, we put immense value on our relationship with the Peglion organization,” said Brian Carmichall, SVP & chief development officer. “We’re happy to celebrate the opening of their thirty-fourth El Pollo Loco and congratulate them on this special achievement.”


El Pollo Loco, 12427 Poway Road, Poway, CA

Photo credit: El Pollo Loco (featured preview image)

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