Roscoe’s House Of Chicken ‘N Waffles On Track For A Mid-Summer Opening In San Diego

March 24, 2022

A project teased for more than a half decade, Los Angeles-based soul food chain Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles is on track for a mid-summer opening of 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  6,000 square-foot restaurant on the base floor with a second-story, rooftop dining deck and its own parking lot. 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 was then stalled due to the pandemic. 
Artistic rendering of Roscoe's San Diego
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. Despite the issues stalling the opening of the company's premier San Diego branch, last year Roscoe's broke ground on the constructing of its restaurant in Barrio Logan. The first San Diego Roscoe's is on schedule to open this summer, hopefully in time for Comic-Con, and will include a standalone building with a parking lot, as well as 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 this July at 1678 National Avenue in San Diego's Barrio Logan. For more information, visit