Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco has opened its 25th Mexican-style chicken restaurant in San Diego County, at 3500 College Blvd. in Oceanside. The new 2,650-square-foot eatery employs 35.

The company said this is its second location in Oceanside and the 23rd to be owned and operated by Peg/Lion LLC. The franchise company, with headquarters in Oceanside, is the second largest franchisee in the El Pollo Loco system.

The quick-service El Pollo Loco has nearly 400 company-owned and franchised restaurants in California and four other states, serving marinated chicken, fresh handmade salsas and related items.

— SDBJ Staff Report