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Heavy Rainfall Collapses Wall Inside Lincoln Heights El Pollo Loco

And it's captured on video.

A wall collapse at a Lincoln Heights El Pollo Loco
A wall collapse at a Lincoln Heights El Pollo Loco
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Look out, Lincoln Heights: there’s a waterlogged El Pollo Loco in your neighborhood, and it might just pose a danger to customers. Per this ABC7 video from last night, the North Broadway location of the fast food chicken franchise got so inundated with rain, at least one wall bloated up and started to fall apart.

Per the video, customers had already been moved away from the danger zone, and were shooting video of the leaky ceiling when a section of molding and wall more than a foot long fell away entirely.

It’s a small thing, sure — reportedly customers were even eventually let back into the restaurant — but it shows how scary even moderate rain can be in Los Angeles, considering the wide array of infrastructure that may not be able to handle the deluge.