COSTA MESA, CA - El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.  (Nasdaq:LOCO) appointed former Norcraft Cabinetry CEO Mark Buller to its Board of Directors.

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Mark to our Board of Directors," said Michael Maselli, Chairman of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. "In addition to bringing strong leadership qualities, Mark's extensive experience with consumer facing operations will be invaluable to the entire El Pollo Loco organization as we strengthen and grow our brand presence."  
 
Buller's career has spanned over 26 years in the home furnishings industry, including 18 years as a chief executive officer or division president. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norcraft Companies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the United States and Canada from 2013 to 2015. From 2003, Mr. Buller was Chief Executive Officer of the predecessor of Norcraft Companies, Inc., Norcraft Companies, L.P., as well as a member of the board of managers for that entity's general partner, Norcraft GP, L.L.C. Prior to joining Norcraft, Mr. Buller served as Chief Executive Officer of Omega Cabinets, Ltd from 2000 to 2002 and was President of Kitchen Craft, a Canadian cabinetry maker, from 1996 to 2000, including before and after Kitchen Craft's acquisition by Omega in 1999.

El Pollo Loco is a growing restaurant chain that specializing in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken in front of its customers. Since 1980 it has grown to more than 400 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah. 

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