El Pollo Loco Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Openings & Closings 2011: The Final Reckoning

    At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    February 2011 Openings and Closings

    Ian FroebSouth Grand Gyro Express returned after an eight-month hiatus.​February was a very busy one for restaurants in St. Louis. Not only were there numerous openings, including at long last 1904 Steak House, the revision of the former Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse at River City Casino, but a few resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    El Pollo Loco Closes Only St. Louis Location

    Jennifer SilverbergThe El Pollo Loco in south St. Louis County has closed.​Following up on a post on the Post Dispatch's "Eat at Joe's" message board, Gut Check can confirm that the only St. Louis area location of the fast-food chain El Pollo Loco (4103 South Lemay Ferry Road, South St. Louis Coun ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: September

    ​​September is a very special month here not only at Gut Check International Headquarters but at the RFT as a whole: We release our annual Best of St. Louis issue. Check out our winners in the Restaurants and Food & Drink categories. The rest of the month, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: May

    ​​It was the month of Kristen! My colleague Kristen Hinman won three prestigious journalism awards for her stellar feature about Missouri hog farmer Russ Kremer, "The Pope of Pork": a James Beard Foundation award, an Associaton of Alternative Newsweeklies award and an Association of Food Journal ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Review: El Pollo Loco

    Jennifer Silverberg​My review of El Pollo Loco is now online. The first St. Louis outpost of the fast-food chain founded in Guasave, Mexico, is located at 4103 Lemay Ferry Road. You can find the menu and more at its website. No slideshow this week. For those who still haven't read my take on Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Review Preview: El Pollo Loco

    User "Sdbradley86," Wikimedia Commons Emphatically not the St. Louis location​This week, for a change of pace, I visit a fast-food restaurant. But not just any fast-food joint. No, it's El Pollo Loco, which was founded in Mexico. A sneak peek at my review after the jump.

  • Dining

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Robin WheelerThis week, Gut Check was obsessed with totally awesome -- or, at least, totally memorable -- commercials for stuff we have no interest whatsoever in eating.Why? I don't know. A passing fancy, probably.Or maybe we've been watching too much TV lately.As always, it was a busy week around t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    FoodWire: El Pollo Loco Opens Monday, May 18

    Courtesy El Pollo LocoThe first St. Louis location of El Pollo Loco will open Monday, May 18, at 4103 Lemay Ferry Road. From the press release:Founded in Guasave, Mexico, in 1975, El Pollo Loco, pronounced "L Po-yo Lo-co" and Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken," opened its first U.S. restaurant in 1980 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    FoodWire: El Pollo Loco Opening in St. Louis

    Yesterday, just minutes after an eagle-eyed reader passed along an online job listing for the first St. Louis location of the grilled-chicken chain El Pollo Loco, Joe Bonwich posted news of its location, 4103 Lemay Ferry Road. Look for an April opening.Unfamiliar with El Pollo Loco? From the company ... More >>

  • Film

    April 25, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Music

    May 10, 2006


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