Food lovers, you may want to sit down for this one: Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, the Southern California-based soul food empire with a cult following, is planning to expand to San Diego.
According to Eater San Diego, Roscoe’s – which currently has seven locations in the Los Angeles area, including in Hollywood and Anaheim – intends to open a restaurant in San Diego, maybe even as early as this year.
San Diego realtor, Adolfo Moreno, is working with Roscoe’s and tells Eater the restaurant group is eyeing a location within central San Diego that would be accessible to both locals and tourists. They have not yet decided on a definite location, but Roscoe’s does want a large space with ample parking, Eater reports.
Roscoe’s menu is known for its fried chicken and waffle dishes, including one named after President Obama, which includes one waffle, three pieces of chicken and a side of syrup. The eatery has a fervent fan base, and has been known to attract famous diners, including actors and the POTUS himself. Roscoe's also churns out a variety of homestyle, Southern sides, including cornbread, grits and collard greens.
The restaurant chain was first founded in 1975 in Long Beach, California, by Harlem native Herb Hudson.