P&G Professional™, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), was recently awarded “Vendor of the Year” by El Pollo Loco for their Cleaning and Food Safety Program. P&G Professional was chosen from more than 100 supplier partners for their program’s effectiveness, which contributed to a 12.9 point improvement in El Pollo Loco’s cleanliness score in Nation’s Restaurant News and WD Partners’ second annual “Consumer Picks” survey. P&G Professional’s customized Cleaning and Food Safety Program also helped deliver bottom line savings to El Pollo Loco.
El Pollo Loco first partnered with P&G Professional in January 2011 after a thorough test including input from their franchisee community. El Pollo Loco currently employs the P&G Cleaning and Food Safety Program in all restaurant locations. P&G Professional’s Cleaning and Food Safety Program utilizes the power and efficiency of trusted brands, such as Mr. Clean ®, Dawn ®, Comet ® and Spic and Span ®.About El Pollo Loco Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, El Pollo Loco, Inc. currently operates 400 restaurants located primarily in California, with additional restaurants in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, Texas and Utah. El Pollo Loco’s menu features its signature citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken in individual and family-sized meals served with warm tortillas, freshly prepared salsas and an assortment of sides. El Pollo Loco also serves a variety of Mexican-inspired entrees featuring the chain’s citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, including Pollo Bowl® entrees, grilled chicken salads, grilled burritos, tacos and more. About P&G Professional P&G Professional ® is the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, serving the foodservice, building cleaning and maintenance, hospitality and convenience stores industries. P&G Professional offers complete solutions utilizing its parent company's scale, trusted brands and strengths in market and consumer understanding. P&G Professional features such brands as Dawn ®, Mr. Clean ®, Comet ®, Spic and Span ®, Bounty ®, Safeguard ®, Febreze ®, Swiffer ®, Tide ®, and its own brand, P&G Pro Line ®. Please visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions. About Procter & Gamble P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.