Roscoe's House Of Chicken 'N Waffles Is Officially Moving Forward With A San Diego Location

August 5, 2021

A project teased for more than 5 years, Los Angeles-based soul food favorite Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles has officially began construction on its first San Diego location.

We first reported in early 2016 that Roscoe's was looking for a location to open its first San Diego branch. Then in 2019, we published an update detailing that the company was in the final approval stages to build its first San Diego restaurant in Barrio Logan at the corner of National Avenue and Sigsbee street, where plans include demolishing the current four existing buildings to construct a brand new two-story building that will house the restaurant on the base floor with an office to be sited above. The affected address includes 1678, 1682, 1684-1686, and 1692-1695 National Avenue, as well as 926, 928, and 930 Sigsbee Street. The project was subsequently confirmed by the City of San Diego Development Services Department but has been stalled due to the ongoing pandemic. Roscoe's expansion to San Diego was further halted early on due to the filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2016, which came months after the company was ordered to pay $3.2 million to a former employee who won a wrongful termination and discrimination lawsuit against the chain's parent company.

Roscoe's has recently broke ground and is in the process of constructing a 4,000 square foot restaurant, which will include a standalone building with a parking lot. Offering a crave-worthy menu of chicken, waffles, grits, gravy and other Southern dishes, Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles made classic southern soul food popular in Los Angeles starting in 1975. Founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem, NY native, Roscoe's has expanded to 8 locations throughout Los Angeles and Southern California since its inception. Based on the success of the first San Diego outpost, more area branches may be on the way. 

Roscoe's House Of Chicken 'N Waffles is expected to open at 1678 National Avenue in San Diego's Barrio Logan by early 2022. For more information, visit