Crack Shack Finalizes Location For Los Angeles Expansion

September 12, 2017

Celebrity Chef Richard Blais' hit fried chicken concept - The Crack Shack, which first opening in San Diego's Little Italy in Fall 2015, is continuing it's northward expansion, announcing that it will bring the 4th branch to the incoming Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles in 2018.

Chef Richard Blais and his business partner Mike Rosen opened the flagship The Crack Shack location in the space adjacent to their Juniper + Ivy restaurant in November 2015. The fast-casual, counter-service bar and eatery was an instant hit, resulting in a second location opening in Encinitas earlier this year and a third outpost currently under construction in Orange County's Costa Mesa for a Winter 2017 unveiling. While a Los Angeles expansion is somewhat old news, the exact address and details of the most northerly eatery was yet to be announced.

"We’re tremendously excited about the retailers and restaurants that continue to open as we prepare to unveil the new Westfield Century City this Fall," said Westfield Chief Operating Officer Bill Hecht. "Westfield Century City will be an urban oasis in the middle of Los Angeles, celebrating the best of the Southern California lifestyle and offering one of the most dynamic, curated offerings across fashion retail, dining, health, wellness, and entertainment."

The Westfield Century City location of The Crack Shack is expected to debut as early as Spring 2018. Like other locations, the restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating with family-friendly attributes like bocce ball, fire pits, and picnic-style seating. Joining other restaurants that include Randy’s Donuts, Wexler’s Deli, the West Coast's first Eataly, Shake Shack and an unnamed upscale spot by Celebrity Chef Jonathan Waxman, The Crack Shack will be an ideal fit for the former Century Square Shopping Center, which is currently undergoing an $800 million expansion to continue through next year.

The Crack Shack will continue to expand, including a location heading into an unknown area of La Jolla. For more information, visit