David Chang’s fast-casual chain Fuku appoints first CEO

David Chang’s fried-chicken eatery Fuku has appointed its first-ever CEO, as it begins to establish itself as a separate entity to the celebrated chef’s Momofuku restaurant brand.

Alex Muñoz-Suarez, formerly the president of Momofuku, has been named the CEO of Fuku, less than one month after Marguerite Zabar Mariscal was named the first-ever CEO of Momofuku. Mariscal’s appointment left Muñoz-Suarez free to take sole leadership of Fuku.

Currently, the fast-casual brand operates concession stands in Washington D.C., Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York, as well as having four brick-and-mortar shops with plans to open a fifth this summer at the Rockefeller Centre in New York. Fuku has separate offices from its parent company Momofuku but the two share some resources.