Bibibop Asian Grill said Friday that it is the buyer of the leases for 15 closed ShopHouse Asian Kitchen locations, a deal that will double the Columbus, Ohio-based chain’s size virtually overnight.
The deal with Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. for the
shuttered ShopHouse locations will give the company 28 restaurants, once
the locations are converted and the other unit opens.
“It gets us the opportunity to very quickly have a national
presence,” said Jonathan Quinn, Gosh Enterprises’ vice president of
marketing. “These locations are in high traffic, high visibility, high
demographics neighborhood. It’s a perfect match.”. . . more