April 11, 2021

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Celeb chef David Chang’s chicken sandwich thought comes in Houston

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One particular of America’s most well-known rooster sandwiches will make it Texas debut this Tuesday, April 6. Celebrity chef David Chang’s Fuku notion arrives to both equally Houston and Dallas by way of its partnership with Reef Technological innovation, which operates ghost kitchens across the state.

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That suggests Houstonians will quickly be chowing down on the restaurant’s chicken sandos, chicken fingers, and fries via 3rd bash supply apps this sort of as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates. Initially built with thigh meat, Fuku switched its recipe to make use of white meat rooster breast in 2020. 

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Diners could decide on from a spicy fried rooster sando topped with pickles and mayo the “knockout” sando topped with knockout sauce (explained as “creamy, tangy, and savory”), shredded cabbage, and pickles the C.B.R. topped with bacon, ranch, and pickles or the sweet and spicy sando. 

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Hen tenders come common or sweet and spicy. Four dipping sauces and waffle fries spherical out the choices. 

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Chang, a many time James Beard Award winner and founder of the New York-based Momofuku cafe empire, to begin with created the Fuku hen sandwich as an off the menu distinctive at Momofuku Noodle Bar. Fuku opened as a devoted principle in New York 2015 it has considering that expanded by way of ghost kitchen to Baltimore, Washington D.C., Miami/Fort Lauderdale, and Philadelphia.  

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“We’re thrilled to allow our Texan enthusiasts know we’re lastly creating our way to the Lone Star Point out,” mentioned Alex Munoz-Suarez, CEO of Fuku, in a assertion. “Through this shipping and delivery-only design, we’re able to introduce Fuku to Dallas and Houston in a risk-free and controlled way, permitting Fuku fans to love it from the comfort of residence.”

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To rejoice its debut, Fuku and Reef will donate opening working day proceeds to the Southern Smoke Basis, the Houston-based mostly non-revenue that gives crisis money to restaurant marketplace personnel in crisis predicaments. Chang donated $1 million to the firm when he gained the leading prize on ABC’s Who Needs to be a Millionaire.