If you’re one of the many who are mad about Bon Me, we have good news: They’re expanding! According to Boston magazine, husband-and-wife team Patrick Lynch and Ali Fong, the owners of Bon Me food trucks, will open a 31-seat restaurant in Chestnut Hill Square. The shop’s grand opening is scheduled for this Friday, December 18; tentative hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bon Me started as a food truck in 2011, and its first restaurant opened in Kendall Square in February 2013. The menu at Chestnut Hill — where Fong grew up and later worked as a food service director for the Brimmer and May School — will include their signature Vietnamese sandwiches (banh mi, for which they’re named), along with homemade rice, noodle and salad bowls, Korean glass-noodle soup, lemongrass fried chicken, Japanese sweet potato fries and a new hijiki seaweed salad that will only be served at this location. Some other new menu items are in the works as well.
Chestnut Hill will be the fourth new Bon Me shop to open this year, a testament to the chain’s wildly popular offerings. They’ve already opened in Fort Point, Fresh Pond and the Boston Public Market, in addition to managing their six food trucks. But Lynch and Fong are determined to maintain the stellar quality and exceptional service that have become their trademark.“This year has been one of tremendous growth for us on the restaurant side of the business,” Fong said. “We are going to focus on making sure we continue to serve the bold, fresh and fun Vietnamese cuisine with the quality and care customers have come to expect from us with the challenges that come with having more locations.”
If you live in or around Chestnut Hill and you haven’t yet experienced Bon Me’s fresh, flavorful cuisine, this is your chance. Swing by for lunch, dinner or a holiday-shopping snack break. One bite and you’ll be sure to jump on the Bon Me bandwagon!