Two weeks in the past, CupBop Korean Barbecue opened its doorways in Idaho Falls. At lunchtime Wednesday, an extended line of shoppers handed by the shop. The restaurant is situated inside the previous 1,600-square-foot Soda Tsunami retailer at 3460 South 25th East. Proprietor Michael Bevans bought the house in September.
“Idaho Falls was on our record of cities we needed to be in. There was a big buyer base that we knew would love the meals, ”mentioned Bevans.
Bevans employed 12 individuals to handle the brand new location. A grand opening is deliberate for later this month, though a selected date has not but been set.
“Buyer response has been glorious. Gross sales have been actually good. The staffing has been nice for studying their new roles, ”mentioned Bevans.
At CupBop, every menu merchandise begins with a bowl filled with noodles, rice, and cabbage. Prospects then select which meat merchandise they want to add, together with hen, pork, beef, and tofu. Facet dishes embrace candy potato noodles, kimchi, and potstickers.
“CupBop has a extremely good taste profile. It has recent, high-quality substances. I am unable to get sufficient of consuming it, ”Bevans mentioned.
The CupBop model started in 2013 when founder Junghun Music attended a meals conference in Salt Lake Metropolis and seen the absence of Korean meals. Quickly after, he opened the primary CupBop as a meals truck. At this time, the chain has greater than 20 eating places and 6 meals vans in Utah, Nevada and Idaho.
That is the primary impartial CupBop location within the space. Nonetheless, some japanese Idahoans could know CupBop from its earlier places inside Broulim’s in Ammon and Rexburg. The CupBop company closed these places after promoting the Idaho franchise rights to Bevans. Bevans, together with different companions, owns all the model’s present places in Idaho. They’ve additionally bought the franchise rights to Texas and Arizona.
“We’re excited to be in japanese Idaho. We want to add places in Pocatello and Rexburg, ”Bevans mentioned.
CupBop Korean Barbecue in Idaho Falls is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday by Saturday.