Internet Sensation Mr. Fries Man To Grand Open San Diego Location On May 8

May 4, 2021

Los Angeles-based Mr. Fries Man️ will open the first San Diego location of the smothered fries restaurant chain in Pacific Beach on May 8.

Chef Craig Batiste started Mr. Fries Man in 2016 as a parking lot pop-up in Gardena, CA. At the time, Batiste was part of an underground community of African-American chefs around South Los Angeles County who used social media to sell homemade meals directly to patrons. With $400 and support from his neighborhood, Batiste began dishing out fries served with a never-ending variety of toppings and eventually opened his first brick-and-mortar eatery in early 2017. Mr. Fries Man is now a franchise with locations in the works throughout California, Utah, and Las Vegas.

The first San Diego location of Mr. Fries Man will grand open in Pacific Beach's historic Dunaway Building on Saturday, May 8, starting with a ribbon cutting at 10:30am. The grand opening will include DJ music, prizes and giveaway. Like other branches, the San Diego location will be a fast-casual eatery with a menu of French fries stacked with a large array of proteins, sauces and add-ons. Signature menu choice combinations include BBQ bacon ranch shrimp, chicken bacon parmesan, lemon garlic crab & shrimp, and more, plus a long list of customizable ingredient options that even include Beyond Meat for those on a plant-based diet. Based on the success of the first location, more area outposts may open in other neighborhoods in the near future.

Mr. Fries Man is located at 4508 Cass Street, Suite D, in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.