El Pollo Loco Debuts Vegetarian Meatless Chicken
Restaurant chain El Pollo Loco recently added a meatless chicken option to its menu nationwide, but it’s currently not vegan.
Working with a product supplier to craft this new menu option, El Pollo Loco’s culinary team set out to create this filling for the chain’s limited-time “Mix-and-Match Street Tacos” special. But while the “chicken” is devoid of real meat, it currently contains an egg enzyme, so it’s not vegan as of yet. By default, the meatless chicken is simmered in a sauce that contains an egg enzyme. However, El Pollo Loco is planning to reformulate the sauce in the near future.
“We wanted to keep the momentum from our successful better-for-you menu item launches earlier this year by continuing to diversify the menu with a chicken alternative for our customers who are looking for healthier choices,” El Pollo Loco President and CEO Bernard Acoca said. “Our plant-based Chickenless Pollo is the latest innovation to further our longstanding commitment to championing making healthier living more accessible and convenient—with additional product innovations to come later this year.”
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