US-based restaurant chain El Pollo Loco has expanded its $5 craveable combos menu with the launch of handmade chicken taquitos and three other items.
The other items include the loco burrito, grilled chicken loco salad and chicken tacos al carbon.
Handmade chicken taquitos feature three taquitos, shredded ranchero chicken, handmade guacamole, a drizzle of cilantro dressing, cilantro and pico de gallo salsa.
The loco burrito is a blend of fire-grilled chicken, beans, cabbage, cheese and cilantro dressing, while the grilled chicken loco salad is also made using fire-grilled chicken and cilantro dressing, cotija, lettuce and tortilla strips. Both feature pico de gallo salsa as an ingredient.
Chicken tacos al carbon is made using three tacos, fire-grilled chicken, diced onions and cilantro. All four items are available for a limited time.
El Pollo Loco executive chef Heather Gardea said: “We are excited to offer our customers new crave-worthy meals that are made with ingredients we prepare by hand each day.
“Our new chicken taquitos are hand rolled and filled with flavourful ranchero chicken that we shred by hand and top with our chunky guacamole using hand-sliced avocados. With four new craveable combo options at just $5, our customers are sure to find a meal they love.”
El Pollo Loco currently operates more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Louisiana.