The hard-working folks in the aerospace industry in Hawthorne will soon have another choice for lunch. Signs are already up announcing that a branch of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is close to opening (if not already open by the time you read this) in the strip mall location at 12730E Hawthorne Blvd. Dickey’s is the Dallas-based chain that since its founding in 1941, has gone on to become the “largest barbecue franchise in the US“. They offer a solid menu of ribs, brisket, wings, pulled pork, chicken, kielbasa, and many other meaty bits that you can check out here.
El Segundo is certainly the place for big commercial and multi-use developments, and it appears a new one is in the works on (what I believe was) former aerospace land on the corner of Nash and El Segundo Blvd. Nash St. Exchange, as the new complex is called, will host at least two new eateries. The building right on the corner will be the future home to Raising Cane’s, which has multiple restaurants across LA and Orange County and is known for chicken finger meals. Also in the complex will be a branch of comfort bakery/cafe Panera Bread.