Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pittsburgh Business Times on new Sushi Fuku location(s).

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Business Times wrote on the Sushi Fuku restaurant under construction on Craig St., its owner, and its future plans:
Building on his experience of running the sushi bar franchise for Giant Eagle supermarkets, [owner Ting] Yen has been devising a system for Sushi Fuku for six years, seeing opportunity in new automated machinery for preparing seaweed and rice that is being used in Japan and Manhattan.

It’s a combination of assembly line processing paired with the traditional knife and hand-rolling skills of sushi making that's enabled Sushi Fuku to dramatically cut down on the preparation time. Yen said the added automation is the only way to to serve very high-quality sushi at an affordable price in a restaurant that also allows diners to completely customize their orders.

The success of the first Sushi Fuku has given Yen confidence to pursue expansion.

“We serve between 300 to 500 customers a day,” he said. “We’re always packed.”
The first Sushi Fuku opened on Oakland Ave. in 2012. Signage has been up on the Craig St. facade for a while, but the L.A. Galbi hoax last fall has led us to wait for more confirmation before posting.