El Pollo Loco is celebrating Black History Month by commissioning a new mural on the wall of his Vernon Ave restaurant. in south Los Angeles off Crenshaw Blvd. adjoins, the iconic thoroughfare known to many Angelenos as the cultural and commercial backbone of Black LA. The installation is an extension of El Pollo Loco’s ongoing commitment to art and community in his hometown.
Local artist Enkone (ing kwä nē) curated the new mural, which reflects his perspective on Black History Month and summarizes what it represents for him and the local community. Enkone lives in the Crenshaw neighborhood and is one of dozens of artists who helped create the popular Great Wall of Crenshaw, an eight-hundred-foot-high mural located a few blocks south of Vernon Ave. El Pollo Loco is located and celebrates the historical contributions of Black Americans through the ages.
“This new mural pays homage to black American culture and a continuation of El Pollo Loco’s ongoing commitment to helping the communities we serve,” said Bernard Acoca, President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco. “We’re working with local artists to use our restaurants as canvases so we can promote the vibrant street art tradition that made our hometown the wall capital of the world, and we want this latest installation to become a beacon of the world Pride in the community becomes that it conveys hope and determination to residents and visitors who pass by. “
To provide additional support to the Black Community in LA during Black History Month, 5 percent of the Vernon Ave. Donated to the local Brotherhood Crusade organization. financial support and more.
“Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight and highlight the beauty, diversity and value of black culture among youth and families in southern Los Angeles,” said Charisse Bremond Weaver, President and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade. “Every day we make a positive impression on those who have the least of it, and El Pollo Loco helps improve our community with amazing murals depicting black culture and art.”
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