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Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's Loco'L Campaign Gets Fully Funded

The down-to-the-wire campaign means more funding for the upcoming Watts location.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Late in the evening last night, Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s fast food-altering concept Loco’L became fully paid for on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. That’s good news for Watts and the Tenderloin, the first two stops on the rapidly rolling train set up by the pair of intrepid chefs, as Eater noted earlier today.

San Francisco-based chef Patterson and L.A.’s own Choi have been R&D’ing the upcoming Loco’L menu pretty heavy as of late, working with Tartine to create special, nutrient-rich buns and figuring out how to maintain at 99-cent price point for hamburgers without sacrificing on quality, sustainability, and flavor.

Now that Loco’L is fully funded (at least from an Indiegogo standpoint), it looks like full steam ahead for the Watts location, which has been targeted as the first official opening and looks to drop late summer or early fall. After that, it’s the Tenderloin, followed by spots as varied as Anaheim, Richmond, Detroit and Oakland. Choi, for one, is pretty excited.

Still feel like donating? There are just under two days left, and you can drop in a few bucks to the cause here.