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David Chang’s Famous Fried Chicken Heads to Capital One Arena

The Northern Virginia native is opening two Fuku stands inside the Chinatown venue this fall

Fried fare from Fuku.
Fuku [Official photo]

Virginia native turned hospitality magnate David Chang will finally give locals a taste of his cult fried chicken chain, Fuku, this fall when he sets up shop inside Capital One Arena.

The Washington Post reports that Chang is finally importing the three-year-old, fast-food spin-off he first shared with New Yorkers in 2015 as part of a $40 million renovation the sports and entertainment complex hopes to complete by October. The two Fuku stalls are projected to appear in Section 117 (main concourse) and inside the exclusive Pwc Club.

According to the Post, the tentative menu for the debut Fukus coming to D.C. includes spicy chicken sandwiches and jalapeno fries. Fuku stands located at Madison Square Garden and Citi Field sell at least that, plus additional offerings ranging from chicken fingers to gourmet cookies from sibling bakery Milk Bar. Autonomous Fuku restaurants in New York also serve salads, grain bowls, full chicken dinners (with an optional sixer of Miller High Life), and boozy slushies.

Food Network personality Cat Cora and local chef Alex McCoy are also working up new restaurants for arenagoers. McCoy last year ran a version of his new burger restaurant, Lucky Buns, at a pop-up spot in the arena. Capital One Arena will likely see an uptick in attendance this winter; the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup championship just last month.


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