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.)