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El Pollo Loco opening new Sacramento restaurant

El Pollo Loco will host grand-opening festivities Friday at its new restaurant at 1212 Howe Ave. in Sacramento.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be part of the activities scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m.

The Costa Mesa-based chain specializing in Mexican-style grilled chicken has more than a dozen restaurants in the Sacramento region and operates more than 400 company-owned and franchised restaurants nationwide.

The first El Pollo Loco opened in 1980 in Los Angeles.