Now that David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Ando has turned into a straight-up fast-casual spot, it’s time to take a look inside. The Momofuku creator hired on a former Pret executive to run operations at the not-yet-profitable brand, and the result is a Pret-like store that offers grab-and-go options alongside made-to-order hot items.
The new space near Union Square at 31 West 14th Street looks like a delivery app come to life, with a lot of clean, white space punctuated by neon signs, bright red splashes, and a few stools. In other words, it’s a pretty typical entry into New York City’s fast-casual scene, with its strong branding and Instagrammable touches.
This new storefront comes with an expanded menu of breakfast offerings, three egg sandwiches that come in bacon, sausage, and vegetable versions. The rest of the menu — in full here — is stocked with healthy-leaning salads and sandwiches. Delivery is still available for all items, too.
Ando is now open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.