BOSTON — Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar is pleased to share that it will renew its decade-long presence downtown tomorrow — following a nearly 17-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic — marking a significant step in the reawakening of Boston’s Financial District.
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- Boston Mayor Kim Janey
- Rep. Aaron Michlewitz
- Fóumami owner Michael Wang
- Massachusetts Restaurant Association President/CEO Bob Luz
- Representatives from Oxford Properties
Wednesday, Aug. 4, at noon
Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar, 225 Franklin St., Boston
Following a closure that lasted almost a year-and-a-half, Fóumami is celebrating its reopening tomorrow as workers begin to return to offices in the Financial District.
Restaurants were hit especially hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that impact was particularly acute in the Financial District, where restaurants rely heavily on breakfast and lunch demand from workers in nearby office buildings. When offices closed last March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Fóumami was left behind in a nearly empty neighborhood, and made the decision to close until life returned to the area.
On Aug. 4, the restaurant will reopen for the first time since March 2020 and will celebrate alongside returning customers, Boston Mayor Kim Janey, Massachusetts Restaurant Association President and CEO Bob Luz, representatives from building manager Oxford Properties, and others.
“The last 17 months have been a challenging time for all of us, and especially for restaurants in the Financial District, including Fóumami. We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to finally welcome our customers back,” Wang said. “I’m so thankful to have local leaders showing their support by joining us to celebrate this occasion, and I can’t wait to see our whole neighborhood spring back to life.”
For over a decade, Fóumami has become a beloved staple for unique Asian-inspired dishes made entirely from scratch, like its chicken katsu and ribeye steak sandwiches, which are served on its signature Shao Bing bread — crisp and flaky on the outside while soft and chewy on the inside.
Fóumami also offers a breakfast menu that includes its breakfast sandwich unlike any other around, made with a fresh-baked scallion pancake, egg omelet and cheese with bacon or ham, as well as a variety of salads at lunchtime, including its bibimbap and katsu wasabi caesar salads.
Fóumami (pronounced “Foo-mah-mee”) is an inventive Asian sandwich bar that draws its inspiration from the food of China’s Shandong province and the dazzling variety of cooking traditions that continue to flourish throughout the continent. Hours of careful preparation go into deeply satisfying food that’s ready in minutes.