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Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi's LocoL Opens January 18 in Watts

Get ready.

LocoL, Watts
LocoL, Watts
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.

Get out your desk calendars and a Sharpie marker: LocoL arrives on January 18 in Watts.

The news landed over the long holiday weekend and comes straight from Roy Choi himself, who blasted the info out into the world via his Instagram account. Per the post, the Monday Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will mark the arrival of the most-anticipated fast food franchise maybe ever, with doors opening at 11 a.m. sharp. Expect a wait.

What’s more, the first 100 people in line will also get their very own LocoL swag bag and, apparently, some free food to boot. That includes these so-called Foldies (quesadillas? tacos? who knows), which the team is experimenting with still — and handing out to the community as well.

You can also get a quick peek inside what looks to be the finished first location over on Choi’s Instagram. Hint: lots of multi-functional blocks and big, glassy, swinging doors that open out into the street.

LocoL Watts launches January 18, with the Tenderloin location in San Francisco to follow shortly after.

1950 E. 103rd St.
Watts, CA