Made Nice, Daniel Humm's first fast-casual dining concept, which opened on West 28th Street, New York, in 2017, will close permanently from today, Humm has announced on Instagram.
In a heartfelt post, the US chef from Eleven Madison Park said:
"It feels surreal to be saying these words, but it is true: today, we are closing @made_nice permanently. COVID has been such a tough time for our whole industry, and we have not emerged unscathed, like so many of our peers and friends. To our guests: thank you for your support over the years. Being able to share Made Nice with you all has meant so much to me. I am so proud of the incredible team that worked tirelessly to make Made Nice a reality. Thank you for your hard work, especially @dand2586 and @kendallcooks for leading with such passion. I love you guys."
Made Nice was one of the pioneers in the new fast-casual concept focusing on creating delicious, quick and approachable food. Humm and ex-business partner Will Guidara opened the venue shortly after clinching top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list with Eleven Madison Park.
The restaurant served dishes over the counter, like chicken rice with scallions, parmesan, roasted tomatoes and crispy chicken skin, and curry cauliflower with tofu, couscous, coconut, lemongrass, almonds and grapes around. Prices for mains ranged from around $11 to $15 with the most expensive dish on the menu, a dinner item of chicken frites, priced at $24.
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