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OC fave Ham ‘n Scram to open first Long Beach location April 1

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Breakfast burrito lovers and Wilson high schoolers rejoice: Westminster breakfast staple Ham ‘n Scram will be opening their Long Becah location at 4004 E. 7th St. on April 1 according to owners and father-and-son duo Forrest and Jeremy Frederick.

Located at the southeast corner of 7th Street and Termino Avenue, it marks the brand’s second location outside of its flagship location in Westminster, which opened in 2010.

The menu? Their famed original breakfast burrito ($11) with ham, bacon, egg, cheese, hash browns, onion, and bell pepper (which includes a double-the-meat version for $12.75). HamCakes ($11.50), panko-breaded ham pancakes with fried egg and chipotle ranch. A lunch menu featuring cold and hot sandwiches. And soups.

Inspired by the family’s Michigan roots, where a restaurant which served hand-carved ham daily became the pinpoint for their inspiration when both were out of work in the late 2000s: Letting patrons avoid delis in order to score some fresh smoked home, their bone-in, smoked-on-site ham is both the heart of their namesake and the key ingredient in their most famous dish, their original breakfast burrito.

The move to Long Beach makes much sense: Son Jeremy lives in Long Beach while the patriarch remains near the Westminster shop, making Long Beach the perfect meeting in the middle.

Will the brand eventually become a SoCal-wide chain?

“I don’t know that we’ll ever be a giant chain, but with a little bit more buying power and exposure, we should be able to open a third and fourth location as well,” Forrest told What Now LA back in November of 2022.

Ham ‘n Scram will open on April 1 at 4004 E. 7th St..

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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