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April 1, 2020

Covid-19: El Pollo Loco start offering free deliveries with Postmates

US-based restaurant chain El Pollo Loco has started offering free home deliveries amid Covid-19 crisis in partnership with Postmates.

US-based restaurant chain El Pollo Loco has started offering free home deliveries amid Covid-19 crisis in partnership with Postmates.

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As part of the move, delivery charges will be waived for all orders above $10 via the Postmates’ app. All orders will be delivered in sealed and tamper-free bags.

El Pollo Loco president and CEO Bernard Acoca said: “Our customers are our family and family is at the heart of everything we do, so as we all continue to experience the impact of Covid-19, we are dedicated to making it as easy as possible for more people to get access to our food.

“If we can be a supportive resource to our communities as they are thinking about feeding their families as they shelter in place, we wanted to do so for as long as they need us during this time of uncertainty.”

The company has also launched a campaign to support the free delivery scheme.

El Pollo Loco specialises in Mexican-American cuisine. The company opened its first restaurant in 1980 and now has more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in several US states.

Last month, the company introduced plant-based Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito for vegetarian customers.

Meanwhile, the US government has extended social distancing guidelines to 30 April to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has crossed 189,000 in the country, while the death toll has exceeded 4,000.

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While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
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  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
  • Spotlight on Shanghai: what is the situation there?
  • How have Chinese consumers reacted?
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