July 31, 2021

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David Chang’s Supply-Only Rooster Restaurant Fuku Opens in Houston

Fuku, the fried hen chain from vaunted New York Town chef David Chang, will formally make its debut in Houston this week.

Many thanks to know-how, Houstonians will not have to wait in line to get their fingers on a Fuku hen sandwich — the Houston outpost of the chain will be open up for delivery only. The quickly-everyday eatery will arrive in Houston by way of a ghost kitchen operated by REEF, a national firm that will help “food business owners, regional dining places, and countrywide restaurant models to open up and speedily grow their shipping companies.”

For the unfamiliar, Chang opened the to start with outpost of Fuku in New York City’s Hudson Yards advancement in 2015. The restaurant’s signature hen sandwich bought its start out as a solution providing on the menu at Chang’s beloved cafe Momofuku Noodle Bar, and has because developed into a chain of mostly supply-only restaurants in towns like Miami, Washington, D.C., and now, Dallas and Houston.

As considerably as the food items is anxious, anticipate an extremely tight menu at Fuku, mostly centered close to juicy, habanero-brined fried hen. There is 5 distinct types of sandwiches, including a chicken burger topped with American cheese, and the “C.B.R,” which adds buttermilk ranch, pickles, and crispy bacon to the system. The menu also features waffle fries and sweet-and-spicy hen tenders.

Really don’t confuse this fried chicken purveyor with the cafe previously acknowledged as Fuku, both. Back again in March, Eater described that cooks Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee experienced a new Houston sushi cafe in the performs termed Fuku, but the duo has considering the fact that transformed the restaurant’s name.

When Fuku helps make its Houston debut, its hen sandwiches will be out there through all big supply apps, together with DoorDash, Grubhub, and UberEats. Proceeds from the first working day of gross sales will be donated to Houston’s have Southern Smoke Basis, for which Chang won a $1 million donation when showing on the sport exhibit Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.