Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, an Arizona celebrity favorite for scratch-made soul food classic dishes, weathered a rocky start when it first expanded to the westside after the health department closed the restaurant. But since 2017, company founder Larry “Lolo” White and his wife Rasheeda took back control of the Las Vegas operations and recently shuttered the original Rainbow Boulevard location ahead of a high-profile debut at the Hughes Center.
Moving into the 4,000-square-foot, light-filled, corner space previously occupied by Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina one mile east of the Strip on Flamingo Road, the new restaurant already added seating in the main dining room, at the bar, and outdoor patio, and installed a huge Las Vegas-themed mural above the open-plan kitchen. A large ghost kitchen operation is also under construction within the same 14,160-square-foot building.
Lo-Lo’s promises to be coming soon, awaiting a final round of inspections, and expects to be open daily with its lengthy menu headlined by the crispy and slightly spicy chicken and waffles, plus all-day breakfast specials, shrimp and grits, catfish beignets, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, banana pudding, and jars of “dranks,” including homemade Kool-Aid available on tap.