Momofuku's David Chang Opening Delivery-Only Restaurant
David Chang’s expanding Momofuku empire is adding another New York City restaurant, although its exact location will remain a secret well past its opening date sometime this spring. Chang told The New York Times the new concept, named Ando, is “sort of my dream restaurant,” for precisely that reason.
The restaurant, while headquartered somewhere in Midtown Manhattan, will be delivery only to its customers. Chef J.J. Basil is leading the kitchen, and the project is a partnership between Chang and Expa, a start-up business built by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp, among others. As reported by Fast Company Magazine, the food will be ordered via a mobile app and delivered by UberRush.
The article also notes that the food and delivery locations are still being worked out but will likely be “an amped-up mix of Asian flavors and lowbrow Americana that could include takes on both mapo tofu and Southern fried chicken.”
The Momofuku brand currently operates eight different New York City units, CCDC in Washington, D.C, four restaurants in Toronto, one in Sydney, and, according to its website, will soon be entering the Las Vegas market.