The Crack Shack Monica Hoover

The success of the original Crack Shack prompted soon-to-open restaurants in Costa Mesa and Encinitas, CA.

Crack Shack plots growth up the California coast

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Six months after its debut in San Diego in November, the Crack Shack is hatching plans for growth.

The “fine casual” chicken-and-egg concept was born in a corrugated metal shed on the property next to the fine-dining restaurant Juniper & Ivy, owned by Michael Rosen and “Top Chef” all-star Richard Blais.


After Juniper & Ivy opened in 2014, the partners noticed the rusted shed next door getting attention from guests. I

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