LA Times on the Zankou Chicken Story

LA Times on the Zankou Chicken Story
Edwin Goei


LA Times

had a

great article


Zankou Chicken

today, a chain of which OC has a solitary branch in



Almost everyone who's fouled up their breaths with Zankou's toum (garlic sauce) knows how this Armenian chicken chain was cemented into legendary status by Chowhounds, critics, Zagat and a song by Beck; but I assuming not everyone has heard the whole story, which includes a tragic tale of murder-suicide.

I knew very little about the fatal chain of events that rocked the family-owned business years ago, but this latest article brings the whole sad and sordid tale of success, violence and tasty rotisserie chicken into sharp focus.

Read it!

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