Crazy Otto’s named Small Business of the Year!

(L to R) Assemblymember Steve Fox, Crazy Otto’s partners Sean Chainey and Jin Hur.

(L to R) Assemblymember Steve Fox, Crazy Otto’s partners Sean Chainey and Jin Hur.

SACRAMENTO – Crazy Otto’s, home of the record-breaking omelets, can add another honor to its list of accolades.

Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) recently presented Crazy Otto’s Restaurants with a resolution naming them the 36th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year. The presentation was made Friday, August 2, at the restaurant’s Lancaster location to partners Jin Hur and Sean Chainey.

“Since it first opened its doors, Crazy Otto’s has demonstrated outstanding dedication to customer service, great food, and hard work,” said Fox. “We are proud to have them in our community.”

The restaurant was founded by Otto Lindsel, who moved to the Antelope Valley area in the 1970’s. For almost 25 years, Crazy Otto’s was located adjacent to the train tracks on Sierra Highway in Lancaster, California. In 1994, Metrolink expanded into the Antelope Valley and the restaurant moved from its location at the tracks to a larger site nearby.

Crazy Otto’s earned a reputation for having the biggest omelets in the world. In June of 1993 Crazy Otto’s Diner broke the world record for the largest omelet with a specimen measuring 1,364 square feet. The restaurant broke the record again in 2002 with the help of over 200 local volunteers who assembled an omelet using 34,000 eggs, 200 pounds of cheese, 50 gallons of milk, 500 pounds of bell peppers, and 75 gallons of crushed tomatoes. The omelet spanned 1,850.9 square feet.

The restaurant has been a local favorite throughout its history. Known for serving large portions at breakfast, lunch and dinner, their motto is: “If you leave hungry, it’s your fault.”

“Crazy Otto’s and all or the Antelope Valley’s small businesses are the backbone of our local economy,” continued Fox. “Local businesses should be celebrated and well patronized for their service and importance to our thriving community.”

(Information via press release from Assemblymember Steve Fox.)

  12 comments for “Crazy Otto’s named Small Business of the Year!

  1. soapbox journal
    October 12, 2013 at 11:12 am

    yuck gross!!!

  2. av
    October 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the dirty, dated, gross establishment that serves way too much food cooked in a grease pit. I have a lot of friends who rave by it, but I’d rather dine in an updated, clean decor, with food, not grease. Guess I’m just different.

  3. Concerned nana
    August 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I love the crazy Otto’s on Ave I! They have a senior special during the week from 2 – 5 pm and I love their Lobster! We can order the Lobster special and the prime rib for the same amount as you would pay for a Lobster At Red Lobster. Love the service too! If ya don’t like it then don’t eat there, simple as that!!

  4. Jill
    August 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    We just ate at the one on 20th st. and had the most disgusting meal ever! I asked if they could make my breakfast sandwich on an english muffin and they said they could, the waitress did not bother telling me she was going to charge me $3.00 extra…The sausage was raw in the middle, burned on the outside and inedible…My 2 dining companions each ordered the Chicken fried steak breakfast and that was burned up also. I asked the busgirl to please take away my plate of uneaten food and she wanted to know if we wanted a box for the rest of the mostly uneaten breakfasts. We told her how awful the food was, and our waitress took maybe $3.00 off the bill…Over $30.00 for a meal that was totally inedible. To top it off when my friend went to use the restroom he came back saying there were huge cockroaches in the urinal. The waitress just shrugged and said “Oh those are just waterbugs”…Disgusting! We have been going to various Crazy Otto’s for the last 20 years and this one should be ashamed to even call itself a Crazy Otto’s. They should get a new cook and clean up their act!

    • kentucky blue
      August 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      a couple of years ago my family and i went to the crazy ottos one avenue i, my dad is in a wheelchair and the waitress told us that he couldnt be seated because of fire dept rules.basically she said he was blocking aisles and posed a safety risk. my mom called the manager, a little while later the waitress called and apologized to my dad so no hard feelings but we havent returned since. for the record to the people that do dine there no disrespect but just because you get a shovel full of food for 5.99 doesnt mean you should eat it all.try splitting a plate with your spouse or child. be careful about your weight or parris might try to bloomberg us.

      • sikntired
        August 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        Yeah,unfortunately too much food and very heavy and fatty food;good every once in a while but unhealthy.

    • Giggles333
      August 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      This place charges extra for everything!

      I have good news too….They didn’t charge extra for the fly I found in my taters though! LOL….

      Their prices are pretty steep to begin with, so you had a dollar here, 2 dollars there, a breakfast can cost you $15.00 or more before you know it.

  5. FRED
    August 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Great food, huge portions (I blame them for my weight gain LOL) PLUS…they honor veterans and in turn honor the United States by doing so.

    • Highdesert
      August 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      I agree, have never been disappointed, large portions great price always end up taking half home.

  6. Another QHR
    August 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I gave the Rosamond location 2 chances, and will never go back. Dirty dining area and restrooms, slow service, mediocre food.

  7. justbeingreal
    August 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Gotta be the best food in town!! Love their biscuits and gravy.

    • Mitch
      August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Got that right! Corned beef hash is great too.

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