If you've driven down Scottsdale Road recently, you may have noticed a new building going up just south of Drinkwater Bouldevard on the east side of the street. Well that new building is the home of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles Scottsdale, as in the second location of the well-loved soul food joint founded by Larry White Jr. (or, Lo-Lo) and Rasheedah White in 2002.
But shiny, new Scottsdale digs, which will replace the location that opened in 2009 just down the street, are far from the only big plans coming from the locally-owned restaurant. Lo-Lo's has teamed up with "real estate veterans" Mike Anderson, Bret Anderson, and Dave Sellers to launch the restaurant concept as a national franchise brand.
The new Scottsdale location of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles will be located at 3133 N. Scottsdale Road. That's just about a quarter mile north of the existing location at 2765 N. Scottsdale Road. The new restaurant is expected to open in September.
A Gilbert location of Lo-Lo's is also slated to open in November at Heritage Marketplace, a new 31,000-square-foot mixed-use complex in Gilbert's historical Heritage District. A Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles restaurant also opened at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport earlier this summer.
And if that's still not enough Lo-Lo's for you, if you have $200,000 to invest, you can now open your own Lo-Lo's franchise location. The company has launched the restaurant as a national franchise brand and is seeking partners to open Lo-Lo's locations in states such as California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
The restaurant also set up a franchise opportunity website for interested parties.