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Fuku now serves MLS fans in the District

A fried chicken sandwich from Fuku.
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Fuku, the fried chicken brand from Momofuku Group chef (and budding media magnate) David Chang, has added a concessions stand at its second pro sports venue in the District.

D.C. United’s Audi Field now has a Fuku stand selling habanero-marinated fried chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, and jalapeno seasoned fries at Major League Soccer games, the team announced.

D.C. United opened its season at home with 2-0 win over Atlanta United last Sunday. The team’s next home game is Sunday, March 16, against Real Salt Lake. Fans at the 20,000-seat venue in Southwest can find Fuku in Section 117.

Capital One Arena, the home of the Wizards and the Capitals, added Fuku concessions last year. Audi Field becomes the ninth sports venue to take on the chicken chain, which Chang unveiled in 2015. Fuku is already open in the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center, the New York Mets’ Citi Field, the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field, Madison Square Garden, and two venues at the University of Michigan.

Fuku also has two standalone restaurants in New York and one in Boston. The company plans to move into the Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, too.

Audi Field opened in the middle of D.C. United’s season last July with concessions coordinated by chef José Andrés. Chefs Alex McCoy and Ryan Hackney added more snacks outside the stadium at Field House D.C.

The new stadium is expected to spur development in the riverfront Buzzard Point development between Navy Yard and the Wharf.

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