NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Crazy Chicken is looking more like The Crazy Investor.
El Pollo Loco (LOCO) was founded by Juan Francisco Ochoa in the small town of Guasave in the State of Sinaloa in 1975. You can check a picture of the very first restaurant here. Today, there are many restaurants in five states, including Coahuila, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas.
They're also in Mexico City, an urban area almost as populated as New York City.
- One is currently the most profitable restaurant in the world with annual sales of $28.1 billion and annual profits of $5.6 billion
- The other one is currently McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) largest franchisee in the world with 94,000 employees, 2,070 restaurants and it serves over 4,300,000 customers daily in Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Peru, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.