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Ridiculous Lines and Delicious Food From Yesterday's Naugles Rebirth

Craziness in Fountain Valley.

Food at Naugles
Food at Naugles
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.

Yesterday’s Naugles relaunch in Fountain Valley went better than anyone could have possibly anticipated. Christian Ziebarth’s fast food rebirth story took off like wildfire throughout Orange County and beyond, leading to massive lines and an eventual early shutdown at the restaurant, owing to a complete lack of food.

Ziebarth spoke to the OC Register about the massive outpouring of support, telling the paper that fans had been showing up from as far away as Las Vegas. What’s more, he and his partners plan to regroup and reformat the overall experience, switching away from daytime hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. was the original plan) to more evening-friendly ones, with hopes to eventually leave behind their small industrial park storefront for a larger location that can accommodate 24 hour service.

In the meantime, Naugles is back and once again open as of noon today, though odds are the food will once again be wiped out by dinner time. So much for that "soft opening" Ziebarth was hoping for.

Below are a few of the best tweets and Instagram shots of the mayhem that went down at yesterday’s Naugles re-debut:

Because it's not every day that Naugles makes a comeback #Naugles #socal #food #throwback

A photo posted by Jenn Suarez (@j4cooks) on

Omg omg omg #naugles #soldout # #cantwaittoeatnauglesagain

A photo posted by The OG Amber Rose (@theotheramberrose) on


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