El Pollo Loco, you've got some explaining to do.
For starters, we know some kind of mind game is going on. How else to explain the fact that late Saturday night we pulled off the 101 in Agoura Hills and sped to the chain's store on Kanan Road.
"We'd like an order of Chocolate Dessert Nachos," we a ... More >>
Martin Cizmar lost one hundred pounds in less than a year, and all he had to do was give up Slurpees.
Well, he also biked to work occasionally. And quit drinking full-calorie beer. What he didn't do was try the Paleo Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Cookie Diet or Jenny Craig. He didn't join a gym, and h ... More >>
Nineteen restaurant chains, including Burger King and IHOP, have agreed to participate in a restaurant industry effort to promote healthier meals for children, Reuters reports.
Conceived of by the National Restaurant Association, the voluntary program will focus on boosting ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshSoul Daddy in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland mall.
Soul Daddy arrived on the American fast casual dining scene the same way the reality show responsible for its existence arrived on television: haltingly, half-heartedly, with no panache and no clear vision.
Soul Daddy, ... More >>
Keith Plocek"Don't smile," a guy in a straw hat barks through a megaphone. "You're not supposed to be having fun."
Mr. Straw Hat is directing 16 people decked out in orange and red El Pollo Loco shirts. A diverse group, they're tugging on a rope connected to a 25-foot bow drill. Their putat ... More >>
T. NguyenRicky Piña Ricky Piña is the "Ricky" in "Ricky's Fish Tacos," who, according to some, slings the best fish and shrimp tacos this side of Baja. When Ricky tweets his hours -- currently Thursday through Sunday, around 11:30 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. -- a line of people shows up at his sta ... More >>
Way more than $2,000 in coins... but not everyone can have hustle like ScroogeIt's the season for artistic public thieving in L.A. County.
First, on Oct. 27, there was the guy with the Obama mask who stuck up an El Pollo Loco branch in Duarte with a toy knife. A week or so later, there was t ... More >>
HalloweenCostumes.comA show of patriotism at the Crazy ChickenHalloween (and Election Night) couldn't come soon enough for a group of hooligans in East County yesterday.
Just after the last couple customers had moseyed out, five masked men descended upon an El Pollo Loco branch at 1212 Hunti ... More >>
J.KoslowConnal's Chocolate Dip Is Ready To Eat
When confronted with the choice of ice cream or candy bar, which do you choose? You don't really have to decide, as a dipped soft serve provides you the luxury of both. However, the increasingly difficult question has become, vanilla or... vani ... More >>
Any of you guys try the new Coca Cola "Freestyle" machines yet? These are the super futuristic touchscreen soda machines that give you 100 flavors of Coke products that are made by a printer. Yes, a printer. I don't understand it. I had to read the description several times. Frankly, it scar ... More >>
Mother's Day may already be a Hallmark holiday but that didn't stop Oprah, KFC and El Pollo Loco from turning it into a full-blown, corporate flame (grilled chicken) war over the weekend. Is nothing sacred? As Gendy Alimurung reported on Saturday, "The latest installment in our continuing coverage o ... More >>
Fowl Play?The latest installment in our continuing coverage of the free grilled chicken wars: competitor El Pollo Loco throws itself into the fray, says it will honor the Oprah/KFC free chicken coupons on Mothers Day. KFC, on the other hand, will not honor its own coupon on Mothers Day.
"Does KFC h ... More >>
Thanks to some prodding from KNX radio, the L.A. County Economic Development Corp. has crunched the latest unemployment figures and states that a true picture of those out of work in L.A. County is 20 percent -- not the "mere" 10.5 percent we'd been told. Now comes even more staggering news from the ... More >>
The last of the shots of the graffiti playground going on behind the El Pollo Loco on the south side of Sunset Blvd near Sanborn, as well as some commissioned work on the side of Circus of Books.
Photos by Mark Mauer. More after the jump