Chick'nCone Handheld Chicken & Waffles Unveils In San Diego's East Village

March 25, 2023

Just in time for the start of baseball season, Chick'nCone has opened right outside Petco Park, bringing portable chicken and waffles to San Diego's East Village.

Chick'nCone is a Lehigh Valley, PA-based fast-casual chain founded by Jonathan Almanzar and Josh Lanier in 2016. The company now has about 30 restaurants around the United States and United Arab Emirates, with more in development through franchising. Chick'n Cone specializes in fried chicken stuffed in a waffle cones like one may find at an ice cream parlor. Earlier this year, a branch of the chain opened in San Diego's North County community of San Marcos, but that branch has already shuttered.

After nearly two years in development, the flagship San Diego location of Chick'nCone has opened in the 1,810 square-foot space only a stone's throw from Petco Park on the base floor of the Diamond Terrace Condominiums in the East Village. The menu includes the signature "fork-free" chicken & waffles available smothered with sauces like spicy ranch, buffalo blue, mustard-based barbecue sauce, spicy South African Peri Peri sauce, traditional barbecue sauce and "cinna-maple." There menu also includes chicken sandwiches and tenders, as well as Cajun fries, corn, mac n' cheese, and a waffle crunch shake.

Chick'nCone is now open at 910 J Street in San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit