We have been waiting now for over a year for the new Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles to open up in Anaheim, at 2110 S. Harbor Boulevard, just a few blocks south of Disneyland. And the wait continues. The O.C. Register reported in April this year that “A Roscoe’s official said the Anaheim restaurant will open later this summer.”
A mini-scandal erupted in late May, of this year, when someone at Roscoe’s posted on their 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?” as reported by the OC Weekly.
The company quickly blamed that comment on hackers but it showed up on their Twitter feed too.
I can’t blame Roscoe’s for being frustrated by the planning approval process in Anaheim. Doing business behind the Orange curtain has to be different from their experiences in Long Beach and elsewhere in Los Angeles, where Roscoe’s is a revered icon in the dining landscape.
Remember that the City of Anaheim actually sued the owner of the Angels, Arte Moreno, when he bought the franchise and changed their name to include Los Angeles. How stupid was that? They lost that lawsuit and now they are kissing up to Moreno as he can opt out and move his team in the next couple of years.
You can also follow them on Foursquare, where a few pictures are reported, as we all wait for them to open up. They don’t have a Yelp page yet for the Anaheim location, but here is the link to the Yelp page for their Long Beach location.