Roscoe's Chicken And Waffles Questions Why Its Anaheim Location Still Isn't Open, Asks 'Could It Be Racial?'

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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
Last summer, we reported that Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles would be opening in Anaheim. It is now this summer, and we still aren't stuffing our faces with fried deliciousness. What gives?!

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It seems that Roscoe's is wondering the same thing. Last evening, the company posted on its Facebook page: "Everyone is wondering why our Anaheim location isn't open yet, and so are we. Call City Hall and ask what is the problem, could it be racial?!?!"

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The Los Angeles-based soul food chain was planning to open a location about a half-mile from Disneyland, taking over the closed Chubby's Diner space. We don't yet know the exact reason for the delay, whether it's permit-related or otherwise, but the folks at Roscoe's seem to be losing their patience.

After posting the Facebook status (screenshot provided to us by a tipster), some fans were upset the company would allude that city officials were racist. By this morning, Roscoe's deleted the post and blamed it on "hackers."

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A discussion about race in OC ensued. One commenter wrote, "Deep down, I know the Anaheim officials don't want a soul food restaurant in their city." Another wasn't satisfied with the retraction, saying, "You, yourself needs to apologize to . . . the city of Anaheim. You're the hacker you speak of."

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Location Info

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

2110 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant

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mophisto.waltz
mophisto.waltz

looks like Michelle is taking tips from that racist prick Gustavo....The OC Weekly doing everything they can to bring you all the latest in the war to perpetuate racism.....

eyebforee
eyebforee

There is already great chicken and waffles right down the street in Placentia.  I had the best fried chicken I've ever had in my life and a really unique sauce (chicken maple syrup) at Sue Ann's American Kitchen in Placentia.  This fried chicken was featured on two different food network shows.  Forget Roscoes.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

"You go ahead and have your pork and beans, I've eatin' more chicken than you've ever seen". - The Doors.

rockyneidhardt
rockyneidhardt

Been waiting and waiting.. 

Wanted to take my girlfriend here and got shut down..

Come on ANAHEIM!! W T F ?

ChongDukDong
ChongDukDong

Wait, why are the roads leading to Roscoe's ALL BLACK with white stripes painted on them.  Could it be racial?

questionauthority777
questionauthority777

The Burbank and Glendale demand a Roscoe's Chicken!  Tell the OC we'll take their place instead!

Ted Truslow
Ted Truslow

They have waited so long, I've got to hope that a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles opens up in Lake Elsinore.

brilynch1283
brilynch1283

I would have thought the city would be racist against Roscoe's not Roscoe's racist to their customers...Ive always had a good experience in LA. 6'4 22lb white boy...They show love in LA!

Andrew Cusumano
Andrew Cusumano

Can't believe people are so butthurt, claiming they deserve an apology. Sorry, I didn't realize your personal worth was so devalued by this meaningless post from an angry restaurant owner; have a waffle and shut up.

JusticeForAll
JusticeForAll

Gee, a restaurant taking longer than anticipated to open due to city permitting problems.  That's surely unusual, must be due to racism.

Luke Vafiades
Luke Vafiades

Troll post, 3/10. Try harder next time, OC Weekly.

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

Of course it's racial. Why would they expect anything else in OC?

Diane Penafiel
Diane Penafiel

Has anyone LOOKED at the building it's supposed to be in? It doesn't have 2 maybe 3 of their walls completed yet.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

So black people are gonna all start moving to Anaheim for fried chicken? Is that what Roscoe is getting at? 

Oldschool Rocker
Oldschool Rocker

Why would someone think its' racial? The question is racial because its' already assumed that only black people eat chicken and waffles.

ocweekly14
ocweekly14

Must've been the same hackers that got Amy's Baking company!

ocweekly14
ocweekly14

Must've been the same hackers that hit Amy's Baking Company!

theburningdown
theburningdown

What clientele would Roscoe's attract there? Its mostly latino and white. The one in LBC profits primarily because of the large black population. Its not mainstream or even niche food. Unless OC gets a larger influx of blacks fast, it won't survive.

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

One less overpriced tourist trap that would otherwise contribute to america's weight problem, how am I going to sleep tonight?

Don Mexico
Don Mexico

could it be racial? really? is this how bored the oc weekly is? smfh

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@eyebforee Looks like a hipster nightmare. Why didn't you just design a regular looking resturant? Why the weird salt and pepper shakers and crappy decor?

tobias0981
tobias0981

@theburningdown 

 I went to the one in Long Beach. Looked like mostly white hipsters. The one in Compton was the only one (been there twice) where it was filled with African Americans.

etfp
etfp

@theburningdown Fried Chicken isn't mainstream? Waffles isn't mainstream? What country do you live in?

Jay440
Jay440

@tobias0981 @theburningdown Very true. We usually hit up the Roscoe's in Long Beach after a show and every time we are in there, it's a mix of every culture, which I think it's pretty cool. EVERYONE goes to Roscoe's.

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