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COSTA MESA, Calif., Sep 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, honors its Hispanic heritage and Los Angeles roots by committing to support Latina-owned small businesses across Los Angeles during Hispanic Heritage Month as a way to give back to the communities that shaped and influenced the brand.

The Hispanic community in the United States, particularly in El Pollo Loco’s hometown of Los Angeles, is among the hardest hit by the current pandemic. According to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Survey, nearly two-thirds of Latinx-owned businesses say they will not be able to continue operating beyond six months if current conditions continue1.

In fact, Hispanic women have

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