David Chang, the food mastermind behind the Momofuku empire, is answering your handheld-chicken-sandwich prayers, and plans to open a new fried chicken concept restaurant in Manhattan.
Chang teased us with a few details about the project, awesomely titled, Fuku, during his keynote address at SXSW on Saturday, saying, "We're going to try to make the best fried chicken sandwich possible, and work with smartest people out there to make the best tech stuff for it." The experimental spot will occupy the former Momofuku Ko space at 163 First Ave in the East Village as a sort of "beta test" ahead of what could potentially become a "bigger concept," Eater reported.
According to a report by The Guardian, Fuku will apparently focus on spicy chicken sandwiches (can you say Ssäm Sauce?), while Chang offered another brief hint about what we can expect: “It’s going to basically be a regular restaurant where you can get a fried chicken sandwich. Just that right now. And a healthy option. You’re either eating fat person food, or you want a healthy lunch." We know what we're going with. Additionally, the paper reported Chang is exploring an app inspired by Taco Bell's, which Chang said would allow people to order from his restaurants or make arrangements in advance.