El Pollo Loco Job Application & Careers

Use the links on this page to go directly to the El Pollo Loco job application (online version). Numerous types of both restaurant and corporate positions can be applied for via the company’s careers page. Learn more about the online hiring process by reading the how-to guide posted below.

  • About the Company: El Pollo Loco is an American chain of fast food restaurants located throughout the Southwestern United States. The (American) company was formed in 1980, and is currently headquartered out of Costa Mesa, California. There are more than 400 locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas.

Apply Online

Step 1 Click here to go to the company’s main careers page (link opens in another tab/window).

Step 2 – Select a location from the drop-down list (to apply for restaurant positions) and then press the button as shown in the screenshot. The main job search page will load.


Step 3 – Select a career category from the drop-down list, or enter a keyword to further refine the results. Otherwise scroll down the page to view a listing of opportunities in your state.


Step 4 – Click the job title link of the specific job that you want to apply for.

Step 5 – Read the job description to learn more about the position, and then press the button as outlined below to go to the next step.


Step 6 – Click the link as shown to continue. Click the “Start Here” button to create a new account.

Step 7 – Fill in the following details (into the “Contact Information” section):

  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Last name
  • Street
  • Street line 2
  • City
  • State/province
  • Zip/postal code
  • Country
  • Email address
  • How did you find us?
  • Login phone number
  • Password


Step 8 – Click the “Next” button.

Step 9 – Submit the required information for each of the following sections:

  • Profile
  • Schedule
  • Education
  • Employment
  • References

Step 10 – After the required details for ALL sections has been submitted you will be able to finish the online application process (by submitting the form for processing).