A popular chain of snack shops with more than 500 locations worldwide will open on Convoy Street later this year. Famous Waffle Sandwich, known as Famous Belgian Waffles in the Philippines, where it first got its start, is coming to the same Kearny Mesa complex as Common Theory Public House this fall.
Founded in 2012, its first foray into the U.S. was a since-shuttered mall kiosk inside Westfield North County in Escondido. Local franchise owner Ed Paris says he’s hoping to open several more locations around San Diego, including in the South Bay and Mira Mesa.
Famous Waffle Sandwich will make its waffles fresh to order. The handheld snacks come with a variety of fillings, from chocolate and hazelnut, strawberry and cream cheese, and s’mores on the sweet side to savory versions like tuna, ham and cheese, and fried chicken. The menu will also include waffle ice cream sandwiches as well as iced coffee and fruit slushies.