Monday, November 19, 2007

'El Pollo Loco' Uptown Opening Winter 2008

For those of you craving flame-grilled chicken, you'll have to wait till winter 2008 (presumably January or February 2008) according to "El Pollo Loco's" website.
Walking by the site today at Sheridan and Wilson, we noticed workers have completely gutted the interior and are working on stuccoing the exterior.
"Chicago Business" has an article about "El Pollo Loco's" expansion. Read all about it here.


  1. I believe they are referencing "Winter 2008" in the realm of Jan/Feb 2008, as opposed to Nov/Dec 2008... I drove past there this morning and there is no way they have a year of work left... I see it opening in the next 2-3 months. There is very little exterior work to be completed and the interior is already gutted and they are running electrical.

  2. That's what we assumed also Bret. Even if they leveled the building and started from scratch, they could still be done WAY before the end of '08.

  3. Unless the contractor was trained at the Peter Holstein School of Property Development. Then it would take at least 10 years with and application for another 10 year renewal.