Fukuburger does it again. Owner Colin Fukunaga heads off to Atlanta this weekend to serve up his Asian fusion burgers to Atlanta Falcons players after their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.
Falcons guard Chris Chester asked Fukunaga to bring his culinary expertise to Atlanta to feed the Falcons team. Chester ate 10 Fukuburgers the first time he ate at Fukuburger.
Fukunaga couldn’t drive his food truck across the country in time and in one piece, so instead he put together a team to create a temporary duplicate truck in Atlanta with ingredients to prepare 300-plus burgers for the players and their families.
Tan Bowers, co-owner of The Atlanta Food Truck Park, helped Fukunaga bring on Atlanta food truck Patty Wagon to use their truck for the weekend.
While in Atlanta, Fukuburger plans to set up a temporary truck at the Food Truck Park’s new year’s party on Saturday, Jan. 2. Look for the No. 1 (an original Fuku burger with the Japanese cuisine-inspired Fuku sauce), the No. 2 (a Fuku patty with a fried egg and crispy onion strings on top), and the No. 3 (a Fuku patty with Miso-glazed applewood smoked bacon, pickled ginger, and Japanese barbecue sauce).
Fukunaga served up his burgers to the Washington Redskins after a game against the Oakland Raiders in 2013. Former NFL analyst John Madden even showed up and gave Fukunaga a shout out on his show.
Aside from a food truck, Fukunaga has a location at the Hawaiian Marketplace and on South Jones Boulevard.