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Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Cook Up Loco'l Prototype Menu

Scope out what the duo's future fast-food chain might serve.

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Patterson and Choi revealed the Loco'l concept at last year's MAD Symposium
Patterson and Choi revealed the Loco'l concept at last year's MAD Symposium
Amy McKeever

Progress is moving right along on Loco'l, the planned fast-food chain from chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson that's aiming to save the world by serving wholesome-yet-approachable food at bargain prices. Choi told Eater back in September that the duo was still in the initial menu-planning stages, but yesterday they cooked up their very first prototype dishes:

Photos posted to Choi and Patterson's respective Instagram accounts depict two potential dishes: square-shaped chicken nuggets with a dipping sauce that look like a slightly fancier riff on McNuggets (though surely made with much higher quality ingredients), and a tofu and vegetable stew over rice.

Chicken nuggets and dipping sauce, round one #locol @ridingshotgunla

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spicy crushed tofu and veg stew over rice for @cooking_project today. Maybe our first bowl @ridingshotgunla! #locol

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Last month the chefs launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to open the first Loco'l location in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin neighborhood; so far they've raised just 14 percent of their $150,000 goal, with 32 days left.

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