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Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles could finally make San Diego debut by the end of the year

Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 21:02:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Los Angeles-area mainstay could be making its San Diego debut by the end of the year.

Plans for San Diego's first Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles are reportedly back on the table, 10News has learned.

A contractor told 10News' Jon Horn the restaurant would be located on National Ave. in Barrio Logan. The city could approve the permit next month with the restaurant slated to open by the end of 2019.


According to a notice from the city's Development Services Department, an application was filed on March 26, 2019, for the new restaurant to occupy a total of 8,100-square-feet on the corner of National Ave. and Sigsbee Street.

In 2017, Roscoe's had to reportedly put plans to bring the chain to San Diego on hold, though the chain remained committed to bringing a storefront to town.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles skyrocketed in popularity after debuting in Long Beach in 1975, the brain child of founder Herb Hudson. The soul-food chain is best known for serving up chicken and waffles, separate and together, but packs a variety of other dishes.


The beloved chain became popular after celebrities, such as Natalie Cole and Redd Foxx, spread the word of the Los Angeles institution. The Los Angeles Times has called the restaurant, "such an L.A. institution that people don't even question the strange combo anymore."

And soon, it appears San Diego will get a taste.