José Andrés says he’s jumping into the fast-food game, but when it comes to details, the restaurateur has remained tight-lipped. Even after a Craigslist DC ad from ThinkFoodGroup was posted seeking a chef to head “a new fast-casual concept,” a representative from the company told us they have “nothing to share about the concept at the moment.”
So would Andrés reveal clues to his 240,000-plus Twitter followers? The SLS Las Vegas resort threw its grand opening last weekend, which included the debut of two new Andrés restaurants: José Andrés’s Bazaar Meat, a carnivorous version of the original Bazaar, and the Asian-themed Ku Noodle. The chef made time to stop by LA’s 800 Degrees Pizza, also opening in the resort, and tweeted that the build-your-own, Neapolitan-style pie joint is “the future of fast food.”
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) August 23, 2014
Could Papa José’s be on the way? A fast-casual pizza spot would make sense for the chef, given his upcoming collaborative beer—because what goes better with pizza than beer?—and experimentation with various cuisines; look for China Chilcano, a Chinese-Peruvian eatery, opening in Penn Quarter this fall. Pizza con tomate with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese? Not a huge stretch.