EL POLO LOCO
TOPIC: QSR BTS
PERSPECTIVES: Suite of Services
PROPERTY: Louisiana Rollout
Development History: Dorsey made a strategic decision in 2016 – to expand its BTS Development Program to include QSRs. With the hire of Caffrey Favrot, a 19-year veteran of the QSR Industry, Dorsey made a commitment to creating an experienced team that could provide excellence service and deliveries for its new clients. Favrot’s expertise and experience in development and construction of QSR’s fit well with Dorsey’s already established professional team of site selections, entitlement specialists, development managers, and construction managers.
In 2017, Dorsey was selected to assist an El Pollo Loco franchisee to bring the first El Pollo Loco restaurant to Louisiana and rollout the concept in multiple markets.
Process: Favrot met with Jason Trotter, the Louisiana El Pollo Loco franchisee, early in the process to discuss and assess what services Trotter needed and how Dorsey could tailor a program to meet those needs. Dorsey’s suite of services included: market data, site selection, land purchase negotiations, architectural and engineering liaison, entitlement, and construction management services.
Outcome: Dorsey delivered the first El Pollo Loco Restaurant in Louisiana located at 3808 Johnston St., in Lafayette which opened March 17, 2018 with great fanfare and reviews. Dorsey is currently assisting Trotter on other locations.