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Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Open LocoL in Watts

All photos: Eddie Lin

 

 

A few years ago, chefs Roy Choi, of Kogi, Chego, and POT, and Daniel Patterson, formerly of Coi in San Francisco, had a dream to provide quality, healthful fast food alternatives at affordable prices to under-served communities.

On Martin Luther King Day, LocoL opened its first location on the corner of Wilmington Avenue and East 103rd Street in Watts. San Francisco's Tenderloin district will be opening next.

Here are scenes from the day.

 

Chef Roy Choi expediting the meals.

 

 

Chef Daniel Patterson, center, works the service line.

 

 

LocoL strives to give locals more dining options that are inexpensive and made with quality ingredients.

 

 

The fast food restaurant also serves whole beans. A cup of coffee costs $1.

 

 

LocoL's cooks flipping burgers.

 

 

The BBQ Turkey Foldie is $2.

 

 

The Noodleman bowl is served with ginger, chile, and lime.

 

 

The chicken nugs with a spicy green-goddess sauce.

 

 

LocoL is on the corner of Wilmington Avenue and East 103rd Street in Watts.

 

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