Williamsburg, Va., July 10, 2019 – KUNG FU TEA, a new, locally owned and franchised concept first launched in Queens, NY in 2009 is coming to New Town’s Main Street to occupy 1,619 sf in the end-cap location at 4902 Courthouse Street –it’s just across the street from the Regal Theater and positioned between Conte’s Bikes and The Brass Tap (opening this Fall). Kung Fu Tea will feature an expansive beverage menu offering an almost limitless variety of signature, customizable Tea infused beverages. The Kung Fu Tea corporate website expands upon the menu offerings stating, “Bubble tea (also known as pearl milk tea, Boba milk tea, or simply Boba) is a Taiwanese drink that was invented in Taichung in the 1980s. Typically, tea is mixed with milk or fruits and topped off with chewy tapioca balls (bubbles, Boba pearls). At Kung Fu Tea, customers can go classic tea or slush, milk tea or punch—and more. All drinks can be customized in three steps: Topping Level, Sugar Level, and Ice Level. Toppings range from bubbles and popping bubbles to different types of beans and jellies,
More than just Bubble Tea and beverages, the eatery will also feature Taiwanese fired chicken specialties including Original, Crispy Mild and Crispy Spicy via sandwiches, combos, platters, and salads! The Kung Fu Tea plus fried Chicken partnership grew from an inaugural joint restaurant partnership between Kung Fu and TKK Fried Chicken that opened in October 2018 in NYC’s trendy Flatiron district. TKK opened its first restaurant in Ximending, a neighborhood in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Tawain according to the TKK corporate website. The website also states, “Founded in 1974 by Shih Kwei-ting, TKK is a Taiwanese chain of fried chicken restaurants that has been around for over 40 years.” The initial hours for the business have not yet been set but will revolve around New Town’s busy lunch and dinner trade with a focus on serving shoppers/ theater patrons both before and after movie showings.
The space will be completely remodeled and will feature walk-up ordering, a carry out/catering pick up area and the décor will be modern with crisp clean tile, hand blown glass pendant lighting and with a twist of bold, bright custom graphics. Patrons will enjoy the fully covered large outdoor patio that fronts Courthouse Street/Regal Theaters and affords some of the best people watching in Williamsburg. Construction is estimated to take about four months once permits for the work have been issued by James City County.