As someone who frequently visits El Pollo Loco, I can confirm that this popular Mexican-style chicken chain does accept EBT payments. You can use your EBT card at any of El Pollo Loco’s 400+ locations across the United States to purchase food items.
If you are on SNAP (food stamps), your EBT card allows you to buy various groceries including fruits, vegetables, poultry, dairy products, and non-alcoholic beverages. However, you cannot purchase alcohol, cigarettes, pet food, or paper products using EBT.
Does El Pollo Loco Accept CalFresh EBT?
Yes, you can use your CalFresh EBT benefits to purchase a meal at El Pollo Loco. In fact, CalFresh can be used at any restaurant that accepts EBT payments, including fast food chains, sit-down restaurants, and cafeterias. Just remember to bring your EBT card with you.
When dining at El Pollo Loco, go for these healthier menu options:
- Avocado Salad
- Skinny Chicken Burrito
- Pollo Bowl with Brown Rice and Black Beans
- Pollo Asado Salad
- Skinny Chicken Soft Tacos
- Baja Shrimp Taco Salad
- Protein Power Bowl
- Skinny Chicken Enchiladas
- Pollo Asado Street Tacos
- Pollo Asado Burrito
Ask for no extra sauces, cheese, or sour cream to make your meal even healthier.
Does El Pollo Loco Use MSG?
No, El Pollo Loco does not use MSG in their chicken preparations.
Calories in El Pollo Loco Chicken
Calories vary based on the preparation. For example:
- 1/2 Chicken with skin, no sides: 410 calories
- 1/2 Chicken with skin and two sides: 640 calories
People Also Ask
Where Can You Use SNAP EBT Cards?
Snap EBT cards are accepted at any restaurant that takes food stamps, including fast food, sit-down restaurants, and cafeterias. Bring your EBT card to pay.
What Groceries Can You Buy With EBT?
Your EBT card allows you to purchase groceries at any store accepting SNAP, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, and some farmer’s markets. Verify the store’s EBT policy before shopping.
Can You Buy Fast Food With CalFresh EBT?
Yes, use your CalFresh EBT card to purchase meals at fast food chains, restaurants, and cafeterias that accept EBT payments. Bring your card to pay.
Does El Pollo Loco Accept Apple Pay?
Some El Pollo Loco locations accept Apple Pay, but check with your specific restaurant as payment options can vary.
Can I use my CalFresh EBT card at El Pollo Loco?
Yes, you can use your CalFresh EBT benefits to purchase food at any El Pollo Loco restaurant. Just bring your EBT card to pay.
What is the healthiest food to order at El Pollo Loco?
Some healthy options include grilled chicken salads and bowls, soft tacos, burritos, and enchiladas made with salsa instead of heavy sauces. Avoid extras like cheese and sour cream.
Does El Pollo Loco accept Apple Pay?
Some locations accept Apple Pay, but it varies. Check with your specific El Pollo Loco restaurant to confirm if they take Apple Pay.
Can I use EBT at any restaurant?
Yes, you can use your EBT benefits at any restaurant that accepts EBT payments, including fast food, sit-down restaurants, and cafeterias nationwide.
What can I buy with SNAP benefits?
SNAP EBT can be used to buy groceries like produce, meat, dairy, and non-alcoholic drinks at stores accepting EBT. You cannot buy prepared hot foods, alcohol, cigarettes, pet food, etc.