Chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson

Chefs Daniel Patterson (left) and Roy Choi drew crowds and local media at LocoL's grand opening.

LocoL debuts in L.A. as new model for fast food

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Two years ago at a food symposium in Copenhagen, Los Angeles chef Roy Choi posed a question: What if every high-caliber chef told his or her investors that for every fancy restaurant they would build, it would be a requirement to build a restaurant in the hood as well?

This week that dream came to fruition for Choi, who, with San Francisco chef Daniel Patterson, opened the fast-food concept LocoL in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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