We thought today’s expansion of Maple would be the most exciting delivery news in David Chang’s world (anyone who orders lunch or dinner gets one of Christina Tosi’s “Sugar Shack” cookies, gratis), but an email from Caviar managed to steal its thunder. The haute delivery service is now dispatching Fuku’s spicy fried chicken sandwich and other items from Chang’s budding fast casual chain. But much as there was a line down the block when Fuku first opened in the East Village in June, it proved hard to get our hands on some Fuku fingers this morning.
We received the “Ready, Set… Fuku” email from Caviar at 10:50 a.m. and placed our order within half an hour. A confirmation told us to expect the order in two hours, which was bad enough — but then minutes later a Caviar rep called to inform us that, due to overwhelming demand, Fuku “closed as the order came through.” In essence, Fuku gave us the finger!
Better luck tomorrow, Fukuheads.