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Dark Meat Chicken Sandwiches

Fuku is Reintroducing the Dark Meat Sando for a Limited Time

— October 1, 2022 — Lifestyle
Fans of Fuku's original Dark Meat Sando will be thrilled to hear that the sandwich is making an epic comeback for a limited time.

Fuku started as a secret sandwich inside New York's Momofuku Noodle Bar and its signature chicken sandwich was made from dark thigh meat. In 2020, the brand transitioned to a critically acclaimed all-white meat version, but now it's going back to basics (at least temporarily). On Saturday, October 8, 2022, the Dark Meat Sando will make its epic comeback at Fuku’s Hudson Yards and Rockefeller Center outposts. This iconic sandwich features habanero-brined chicken thigh meat fried until golden brown and served with Fuku mayo, and pickles on a soft Turano potato bun. As Fuku's CEO Alex Munoz-Suarez explains, "We know our most loyal fans have missed the Dark Meat Sando, which was hands down the juiciest and crispiest chicken sando out there. We couldn’t be more excited to make their wishes come true and bring back the sando that started it all.”

Image Credit: Fuku
Trend Themes
1. Return of Dark Meat Chicken Sandwiches - There is an opportunity for other fast-food chains to take advantage of the popularity of dark meat chicken sandwiches and reintroduce them to their menus.
2. Shift in Consumer Preferences - The re-introduction of the Dark Meat Sando highlights a shift in consumer preferences towards darker and juicier meat options.
3. Fusion Sandwiches - There is an opportunity to create fusion sandwich options by combining different types of meat and cultural flavor profiles.
Industry Implications
1. Fast Food Industry - Fast food chains can capitalize on the popularity of dark meat chicken sandwiches and attract customers who prefer flavorful and juicy meat options.
2. Poultry Industry - Poultry companies could position themselves as suppliers of high-quality, flavorful dark meat chicken cuts as consumer preferences shift.
3. Fusion Food Industry - Chefs and restaurants can combine different types of flavors and meats to create fusion sandwich options that appeal to adventurous eaters.
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