Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles, known more commonly as simply Roscoe’s, was founded in Long Beach, California, in 1975. CEO and owner, Herb Hudson, a native of Harlem, New York, wanted to cook the items he felt he was best at making: fried chicken and waffles.
There are currently 7 locations in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Although serving these two items together might sound strange, to native Southern Californians, it’s a natural. Chicken and waffles can be ordered together or separate. The company also serves a wide range of other food items, including complete breakfasts, salads, and sandwiches.
Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles attracts many celebrities, such as Redd Foxx, Natalie Cole, and Snoop Dogg. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2016, but this has since been dropped after a successful repayment plan was approved. Company headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California.