David Chang is back in the D.C. zone — or if nothing else one of the culinary organizations based on the gourmet specialist/podcaster/Netflix star’s name is. Fuku, the seared chicken sandwich brand that expects to contend with any semblance of Chick-Fil-An and Popeyes, opened up conveyance just requesting in Northwest D.C. what’s more, Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, October 8. Uber Eats is sans offering conveyances during October.
The Fuku sandwich — redid with a 6-ounce chicken bosom cutlet rather than chicken thighs — incorporates poultry tenderized in habanero chile puree with pickles and a hot Fuku mayo on a Martin’s potato roll. There are additionally forms with destroyed cabbage and a “knockout” sauce, bacon and buttermilk farm, or a sweet and zesty coating. Tenders and waffle fries are on the menu, too.
Over the previous couple years, Fuku was accessible in D.C. as a concessions thing at Capital One Arena (NBA, NHL) and Audi Field (MLS). Neither one of the facilities have facilitated fans during the novel Covid pandemic. While Chang for all time shut his D.C. station of Momofuku before D.C. indeed, even arranged a transitory feast in boycott, Fuku’s return is worked for these dreary occasions with a novel development plan.
The sandwiches are set up in an Arlington “ghost kitchen” — worked to support conveyance applications without the weight of on location clients — worked by Reef Technology, a tech brand with a $1 billion valuation that stops its cooking trailers in parking garages everywhere on over the nation. The organization has gone through trials in Portland, Oregon, and Miami that Fuku dispatched without major announcements.
Fuku’s Oregon pilot went poorly. Gourmet specialists and café advocates in the city, which has its own way of life of food trucks, whined that the brand was moving into town when COVID-19 had crushed the opposition. The organization “paused” its tranquil dispatch following three days.
In advance of its D.C. territory rollout, the organization arranged press materials that incorporated the draw of a reconfigured sandwich. Fuku chief gourmet expert Stephanie Abrams, charged as a DMV local, purportedly went through a year on the new formula, bringing about a “bigger, crispier, spicier, and saucier sandwich.”
The organization conveyed Eater a test sandwich, and it kept up its uprightness upon appearance with a crunchy external layer, delicate meat, and a tenacious warmth humming out of sight. Basically, it seemed like precisely what Fuku is attempting to make: an item that is suggestive of Chick-Fil-An or Wendy’s, yet with news24nationifiers like non-GMO and no-anti-infection agents, and a going with Chang seal of endorsement.
In seared chicken news closer to home, D.C. most loved Roaming Rooster has another takeout procedure on U Street NW.
Disclosure: David Chang is delivering shows for Hulu in organization with Vox Media Studios, part of Eater’s parent organization, Vox Media. No Eater staff part is associated with the creation of those shows, and this doesn’t affect inclusion on Eater.
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