*Wealthy eating in Watts?!…
Two L.A. locals are bringing healthier food choices to their community, at The Hamwich Shack.
A drive thru, offering flavorful fast food free of hormones, GMOs, and antibiotics; all at affordable prices. This February, inner city residents will finally have food options, commonly reserved for wealthier neighborhoods.
“Our area is underserved. Big business has been feeding our district scraps and we want to put an end to that. We are using quality ingredients and food without fillers,” says CEO, George Harris. Born in South Los Angeles, the self proclaimed street chef, learned fresh home cooking from his mom and grandmamma, and worked at mom and pop hamburger stands as a teen. “We want to educate the community on eating healthy, understanding ingredients and proper consumption,” described the L.A. native. “The Hamwich Shack is about healthy food, served fast!”
Manager, David “Hollywood” Harrell, grew up across the street from The Hamwich Shack, in the Nickerson Gardens.
“This generation is watching us, we want to set an enhanced example for them and leave them with a better lifestyle than we were supplied,” shared Harrell. Residents consider him the voice of the community and call him the Mayor of Watts because he brings jobs and education to the projects.
Located off Imperial Hwy and Central Ave, The Hamwich Shack is the old home of Jordan’s Hot Dogs. “Jordan’s has been around since the 1960s, and we’re going to pay homage by adding hot dogs to our menu,” explained Harris.
The eatery will also provide meals to students participating in, Tutoring In The Lot; an afterschool program for local kids through the Harris-Lynch Foundation.
The Hamwich Shack is located at 1330 E. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90059, and also features a walk up window and dinning patio. For updates and hours follow The Hamwich Shack on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheHamwichShack.