The El Pollo Loco in south St. Louis County has closed.
Following up on a post on the Post Dispatch's "Eat at Joe's" message board
, Gut Check can confirm that the only St. Louis area location of the fast-food chain El Pollo Loco (4103 South Lemay Ferry Road, South St. Louis County; 314-892-4600)
A spokesperson at the chain's corporate headquarters said the restaurant has closed but couldn't provide more specific details except that it was most likely the decision of the franchisee.I reviewed El Pollo Loco in September 2009.
As I wrote then, while fast-food restaurants usually don't fall within the range of my reviews, El Pollo Loco has a unique history: It was founded as a roadside stand in Guasave, Mexico. It is now based in Costa Mesa, California.