David Chang’s Delivery Restaurant Ando Has Shut Down


Momofuku kingpin David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant experiment Ando is done. Less than two years after launching, the company announced Monday that it’s shutting down both its short-lived fast-casual outpost on 14th street and its app. Instead, Ando’s team is integrating with Uber Eats, but food, such as the cheesesteak and fried chicken, will no longer be available starting today.

On Ando’s website, a statement notes that the company’s “team and technology” will still be playing role in looking at the future of delivery. “Even though we’re saying goodbye, we sincerely appreciate you inviting us into your homes and offices,” an email to customers says. Eater has reached out to Ando and Chang for more information.

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Cash Grants Provide a Lifeline for Houston’s Restaurant Community


In the days leading up to August 26, 2017, James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu was getting ready to open a restaurant in Houston, Texas. He’d shuttered his iconic restaurant Oxheart earlier that year, and was close to debuting his latest, more casual concept Theodore Rex. But when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, those plans changed immediately. As the storm hit Houston, Yu’s building near Downtown was flooded with water.

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