Frank’s Well-known Rooster & Waffles brings soul meals to Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A local Albuquerque restaurant is set to gain some national notoriety after joining the Food Network. Tucked away on a corner of Central Avenue on Nob Hill, Frank’s Famous Chicken & Waffles brings soul food to Albuquerque.

“I wanted to recreate what I had from my childhood and try to bring something into town that I enjoy,” says owner Frank Willis. Willis worked hard and built a reputation for delicious food while having a friendly and eclectic environment in his place.

“Some people might think it takes a little while, but good food takes time,” says Willis. Now Frank is moving into the national spotlight. “It was a blessing to get out of here,” he said.

Guy Fieri and his team from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives came to New Mexico in September to see what makes Frank’s so special. “He was really nice, he was really cool, very knowledgeable. His staff really got to the point, so it was a pleasure to meet him, ”said Willis.

Guy picked a few items from the menu to showcase on the show. These are some of the customer favorites that the community is likely to recognize. “I was nervous. So I want to see what it looks like, but I know I’ll be embarrassed,” Willis said.

Nerves aside, Willis keeps the details of the episode sealed. However, he hopes the experience will draw in more people and put his food to the test.

The episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” will air on Friday, December 17th. Frank’s Famous Chicken & Waffles is having a watch party in the restaurant and says everyone is welcome.

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