El Pollo Loco—the quick service restaurant branded around serving real food at reasonable prices—reported quarterly earnings that were in line with analysts' expectations on Thursday, boosted by a 6 percent increase in revenue.
The company posted second-quarter adjusted earnings of 16 cents per share on $87 million in revenue, up from $82 million a year ago.
Shares rose more than 5 percent after the announcement.
System-wide comparable store sales rose 5.4 percent during the quarter. At company-operated stores, comparable store sales increased 5 percent, driven by a nearly 3 percent increase in average check size and a 2 percent increase in customer traffic.
Analysts had expected El Pollo Loco to report adjusted earnings of 16 cents a share on $86 million in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.