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David Chang’s Fast-Casual Fuku Launches DC Delivery With New Spicy Fried Chicken Breast Sandwich

Fuku expands DC footprint with delivery powered by REEF Neighborhood Kitchens

WASHINGTON, DC (OCT. 8, 2020) – ​Fried chicken joint​ ​Fuku​ – created by chef David Chang – is expanding into the DC market with the launch of its most exciting menu update since its creation in 2015. The release of an all-white meat Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich will be available for ​delivery​, bringing Fuku’s delicious fried chicken directly to DC-area customers.

While Fuku has been available at local DC concessions in DC United and the Capital One Arena, this will be the first time customers can order on demand through a partnership with​ ​REEF​, whose national network of Neighborhood Kitchens enables food entrepreneurs, local restaurants, and national restaurant brands to open and quickly expand their delivery businesses.

Fuku’s Executive Chef Stephanie Abrams, a DMV native, has spent the past 12 months perfecting the new recipe, which is more than a shift from using chicken thighs to using chicken breast. It’s a bigger, crispier, spicier, and saucier sandwich for Fuku’s customers to fall in love with. The New Spicy Fried ChickenSandwich features 6 oz of chicken breast (non-GMO and antibiotic-free), brined in a fresh habanero pureefor 24 hours, served with Fuku mayo, and pickles on a Martin’s potato roll.

“Fuku has finally come to the light side of the force. The team there has cracked the code on a not-dry white meat Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich. While I’m a dark meat loyalist, the Fuku team has spent years listening to their customers and developing a white meat version of the Fuku sando. I’m converted. It’s astasty as the classic — crunchier too — and I’m excited for everyone in the DC area to try it,” said chef David Chang, founder of Momofuku and Fuku.

Starting Oct. 8, ​the new Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich and full Fuku menu​ ​will be available for ​delivery​ in the DC / Arlington area powered by REEF Neighborhood Kitchens, as well as in Miami and NYC where Fuku is headquartered. Through the month of October customers will receive free delivery via Uber Eats.

“For the past year Fuku has been a part of the DMV community via concessions in DC United and the Capital One Arena. Given our inability to gather together due to COVID-19 we wanted to find a way to still bring Fuku to DMV consumers during this challenging time,” said Alex Munoz-Suarez, CEO of Fuku.“Partnering with REEF allows us to bring Fuku to consumers in a safe and controlled way through their delivery-only Neighborhood Kitchens, strengthening our connection with the local community as both David Chang and our Executive Chef, Stephanie Abrams, hail from the DMV area.”

“​We are thrilled to help Fuku bring their famous fried chicken sandwiches to DC for delivery,” said Carl Segal, REEF’s COO. “Our Neighborhood Kitchens help brands reach more customers and serve new neighborhoods, even when they aren’t able to serve customers at their traditional brick and mortars, which is more important than ever during the pandemic.”

About Fuku

Fuku​ is a fried chicken joint from David Change that’s on a mission to change the way people think about fast casual. Fuku started with a fried chicken sandwich within the original Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC and has since grown to serve a variety of fried chicken offerings, sides, and slushies. Guided by many of the same principles that David Chang instilled in Momofuku, Fuku is focused on offering guests approachable, tasty food that draws from both Asian and American influences. Fuku is available for delivery​ in neighborhoods across DC/Arlington and Miami/Fort Lauderdale, powered by REEF Neighborhood Kitchens. Within NYC, customers can visit our Hudson Yards location as well as ordering for delivery via REEF Neighborhood Kitchens.

About REEF

REEF’s mission is to connect the world to your block. We transform underutilized urban spaces into neighborhood hubs that connect people to locally curated goods, services, and experiences. With an ecosystem of 4,500 locations and a team of 15,000 people, REEF is the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in the United States. Together we are leveraging the power of proximity to keep our communities moving forward in a sustainable and thoughtful way. Visit reeftechnology.com​ for more information.

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