Irvine California based El Pollo Loco has big plans for the south and Atlanta franchisees seem eager to be a part of it all. Known for their citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, El Pollo Loco is on the move in and around the metro area! Back in 2006 an agreement was signed with Fiesta Brands (team of former Church's Chicken and Cinnabon executives) to bring 50 franchised locations to the greater Atlanta area, the first of which opened in Hiram last year. Now, closer in, (Buford Highway @ Clairmont Rd.) to be exact, a new structure has been erected ( on the site of a former gas station) and I have uncovered that it will be the newest location of El Pollo Loco. Sure to be a hit along this largely Hispanic stretch of Buford Highway, expect to see it open by early April.