Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

Get your #BonMeKid out of the house this week!

Need ideas for fun activities to keep your #BonMeKid busy around the city this week? We've got a couple for you!


Children's Winter Fest

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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Highland Street Foundation are putting on Children's Winter Fest at the Boston Common tomorrow from 10am-3pm! We'll be there slinging sandwiches, mini noodle salads, chocolate chip sesame cookies, and more.

School Vacation Week at Boston Public Market

There's lots going on at Boston Public Market this week with so many activities from our fellow vendors. We particularly like the sound of Secret Veggie Desserts with Siena Farms, from 3-4pm today! Dessert before dinner is okay when it's a parsnip brownie. Grab a rice bowl after at our kiosk right next door.

More Ideas

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Try any of these too! We're likely to be nearby to cure any hanger. 
7 School Vacation Week Ideas for Kids - Boston Globe
Free Things to do in Boston February 2018 - Boston Magazine
11 Artsy Things to do with Your Kids Around Boston Over February Break - WBUR


Does your kid love noodle salads, or maybe Thai Basil Limeade? Then they're a #BonMeKid! Tag a photo of them this week with the hashtag #BonMeKid and you might win a prize.

Happy Vacation Week!
~The Bon Me Crew

Be a sweetie to your #BonMeBestie 💕

Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. It's for #BonMeBesties too! And we've got the perfect way to celebrate.


#BonMeBesties 4 Life

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Is your work wife always up for some Bon Me? Or maybe your galentine always brings you back a bubble tea. They deserve a treat this Valentine's Day.
Buy their lunch and get a free heart shaped cookie for each of you!  🍪❤️

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Our Matcha Shortbread Cookies are making a special appearance just for today!

Want to just #treatyoself? Grab one for $2.50. 


p.s. Chinese New Year is on Friday! Celebrate both holidays by making your sweetie a treat with our recipe for 8 Treasures Bars.

Happy Valentine's Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Hey Gluten Free Foodies!

We've got big news for our gluten intolerant* friends! We've been working hard to make our menu more accessible to you. 


ALL DRESSINGS ARE NOW GF

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Now you can finally understand the Spicy Peanut obsession! We've switched out regular soy sauce for GF soy sauce in all our dressings so you've got three more to choose from when ordering your Rice Noodle Salad.
*Pro-tip: ask for dressing on your Rice Bowl instead of Soy Drizzle

ROASTED PAPRIKA TOFU IS GF TOO

Are you totally obsessed with our Spicy Sesame Chickpeas cuz they're vegan and GF? Well now you've got an option every day of the week! 

* Our kitchen regularly processes common allergens, including gluten. We're sorry but if you have a major food allergy, you should not eat our food.


We worked hard to make sure all of the recipes tasted just as yummy without the gluten, but please let us know what you think! 

Happy GF Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Social update 🐤

We love interacting with Bon Me fans on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook! We don't want you to miss a thing, so we're making a couple changes.


If you followed one of our restaurant specific Twitter accounts, you'll see those get deactivated on 2/5. All of the Bon Me updates you love will continue to happen on our main @BonMe account! 

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One of the main purposes of our restaurant accounts was tweeting out our specials, which we're going to stop doing too. We believe specials should be a fun surprise for your visit to our restaurants and trucks! 

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Our social media pages will continue to be great places to learn more about our dishes, the people who work here, our values, and the communities we're a part of. 

Don't forget about promos too! (Like 10% off catering for the big game).


Not following us yet? Help us reach 10,000 followers on Twitter and you might win a prize!

Happy Social Media-ing!
~The Bon Me Crew

Hungry for another win! 🏈

Don't feel like cooking for a crowd for the Big Game this year? We'll take #NoDaysOff and feed your team for ya!


10% Off Catering!

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Try something different to feed hungry fans this year like an Amendola Rice Bowla! We've got everyone on your team set with catering platters or individual bento boxes full of Bon Me goodness.

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Got someone as passionate about being vegan as they are about the Pats? They don't have to sacrifice big flavor on game day. Have them try a Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu and Spicy Peanut Dressing. 

 

Ordering is easy on our catering website! Take a look at all the options and use GOPATS for 10% off at checkout.*


*Now through February 3, new customers only. Please place orders at least 2 business days in advance. 

Happy Game Day Feasting! 
~The Bon Me Crew

Resolutions Kept ✅

Need inspiration to stay on track with your "learn to cook" New Year's resolution? Check out what inspired Bon Me fans are whipping up at home!


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@dolphia, a stock photographer, engineer, UX designer, and "gluten allergic traveler" made this beautiful Bon Me inspired rice bowl for a filling lunch

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@dianebiss remixed our recently released Spicy Sesame Chickpea recipe for a meal of vegan goodness

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@eat_drink_savor_repeat fueled her nurse practioner studies with a repurposed a Spice-Rubbed Chicken Rice Bowl and added sauteed spinach and carrots, a scrambled egg, sriracha hummus, fresh cut scallions, sesame seeds, and more sriracha


Want to share your Bon Me inspired meal? Be sure to tag us! 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Spicy Sesame Chickpeas? Yes please!

Is your #NewYearsResolution to learn to cook, become a vegan, go gluten-free, or just add some more spice to your life? We've got the perfect recipe for ya! 


Spicy Sesame Chickpeas (VV) (GF) (🔥🔥)

Ingredients
3-4 servings
½ tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon chopped garlic
¾ (heaping) teaspoon ground paprika
½ (heaping) teaspoon ground fennel seed
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 ⅛ tablespoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
¾ (heaping) teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
15.5 oz canned chickpeas drained of liquid

DYK our Spicy Sesame Chickpeas came to be because we had so many requests for a GF vegan protein option? But it's also popular with gluten loving meat eaters too! 

Instructions

  1. Saute garlic in canola oil in a saucepan until lightly browned
  2. Add paprika, ground fennel, and red pepper flakes and stir. Cook for 15 seconds or until spices are fragrant
  3. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring to mix well
  4. Pour mixture over chickpeas and stir
  5. Chill the chickpeas
  6. Eat with your favorite salad, rice, or noodles! 

p.s. You can always turn down the heat of this recipe with a little less crushed red pepper and paprika.


We want to see those Bon Me inspired dishes! Don't forget to tag us on Insta. 

Happy Cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew

What a year! 💥

We had quite the year in 2017! We couldn't have done it without our awesome customers, amazing employees, always on point vendors, and many others. 


More Bon Me, More Fun

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We expanded our food truck fleet with the addition of two of our first ever food carts, and a new truck! 

 

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And we opened two new restaurants, in Back Bay and East Cambridge

Check out the awesome window graphics at East Cambridge, paying homage to our food truck roots!

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DYK: Bon Me East Cambridge is our biggest restaurant yet, and serves location exclusive dishes like the Bon Me Bap Bowl, Dan Dan Noodle Bowl, and coming soon... craft beer!

 

 

We also partnered with Caviar so you can get your favorites delivered. And you can still order ahead at all of our restaurants, and now one truck


Food Food Food

Bon Me fans sure do love their food! Here are our top sellers from 2017.
Mains: 147,242 Soba Noodle Salads
Drinks: 44,398 Thai Basil Limeades
Sides: 29,039 Deviled Tea Eggs

And the most read newsletter/blog post from this year? Our Bon Me Appetit for the ever popular Spicy Peanut Dressing


Minding Our Mission

As we grow, we strive to make a positive impact in the communities we call home.That's why we're proud to have been named Budding Sustainable Business of the Year by SBN Massachusetts

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And that's why we continue to #Fightfor15! In September, Chef Ali testified at the Massachusetts State House in support of raising the minimum wage .  


Party Time

We brought our trucks and catering to so many fun parties, festivals, and weddings this year!

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Some highlights:
- Served Keytar Bear at Loring Greenough Thursdays on the Lawn
- Hit a new single service sales record at Boston Calling
- Celebrated with Lucy and Ben at their wedding


Looking Forward

We've got lots to look forward to in 2018! We'll be opening two new restaurants, in the Longwood Medical Area and in the Harvard Smith Center. We'll also be crossing state borders for the first time, with a truck outpost in Providence, RI. And we've got more menu modifications for our friends with dietary restrictions!
Stay tuned for more on these projects in the New Year. 


Thank you again for being a Bon Me fan, we couldn't do all we do without you! Wishing you the best in the New Year.
p.s. looking for your Bon Me fix before 2018? Check out our holiday hours.

Happy (almost) New Year!
~The Bon Me Crew

Ho-Ho-Ho-Holiday Hours 🎄 🎇

EDIT: Due to the extreme cold this week, our trucks will have more schedule changes than currently posted here. Check back as the week goes on, and follow us on Twitter for daily updates.

Planning out your NYE? Still grinding at your desk? We're here for you with your favorite sandwich! 


Restaurant Hours

Christmas Weekend
Friday 12/22
East Cambridge: 10:30am-3pm
All others normal hours

Saturday 12/23
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
Fort Point: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Sunday 12/24
Boston Public Market: 10am-3pm
Chestnut Hill Square: 10:30am-3pm
Fresh Pond: 10:30am-4pm
Fort Point: CLOSED
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Monday 12/25 🎄🎁
CLOSED

New Years Weekend
Friday 12/29
East Cambridge 10:30am-3pm
All others normal hours

Saturday 12/30
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Sunday 12/31 🥂
Boston Public Market: 10am-3pm
Chestnut Hill Square: 10:30am-5pm
Fresh Pond: 10:30am-8pm
Fort Point: 11am-6pm
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Monday 1/1 ✨
Chestnut Hill Square: 10:30am-9pm
All others CLOSED

Trucks on the Road

Christmas Weekend
Friday 12/22
Blossom St 11am-7:30pm
Dewey Sq 11am-3pm
High St 11am-2pm
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Harvard 10:30am-4pm
Copley Sq 11am-4pm
Post Office Sq 11am-2pm

Saturday 12/23
NONE

Sunday 12/24
NONE

Monday 12/25 🎄🎁
NONE

New Years Weekend
Friday 12/29
Blossom St 11am-3pm
All others cancelled due to cold

Saturday 12/30
NONE

Sunday 12/31 🥂
First Night 11:30am-8pm

Monday 1/1 ✨
NONE


Still need a last minute gift for the Bon Me lover in your life? Order them a Bon Me e-gift card, and don't worry about shipping deadlines!
10% off until Christmas with the code SOBASOGOOD

Happy Holidays!
~The Bon Me Crew

And the winner is...us!

Yay for super cool awards! We're proud to have won Budding Sustainable Business of the Year awarded by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, for our work towards a local, green, and fair economy.


Join us in celebrating our win at their Winter Gala ❄️ tomorrow evening! Read about what qualified us for this awesome award below. And read more about us and the other winners on their website.

We use compostable packaging ♻️, and compost all food waste generated at our trucks and our commissary!

We provide benefits to employees commuting via public transportation 🚇 or bike 🚴.

We provide benefits to employees commuting via public transportation 🚇 or bike 🚴.
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We're an active business leader in the #FightFor15 to decrease the wage gap in Massachusetts ✊! 

We work with Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Chinese Progressive Association to help train and hire underemployed Chinese immigrants and more actively engage them in their communities.

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We're proud to work towards a local, green, and fair economy in Massachusetts! Read more about our mission on our website. 

~The Bon Me Crew

Give the gift of Bon Me! 🎁

Are there a lot of Bon Me fanatics in your life? Maybe you're one of them... Well now is your chance to get them (or yourself) the perfect gift! 


We sell digital gift cards that you can send instantly to your #BonMeBestie, sister, co-worker etc. Or schedule it to be delivered on the date of your choice, making it easy to get your holiday shopping done early!

Use the promo code SOBASOGOOD for 10% off* on your digital gift card for a limited time only!

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And there's more! Celebrate the season with a new cranberry compote on our tasty Lime Panna Cotta. Try it on the trucks today, and look out for it in restaurants soon.


We've still got the good old fashioned plastic cards for sale at all of our restaurants and trucks too! And hats and t-shirts for the Bon Me super fan on our online store. 

Happy Shopping
~The Bon Me Crew

*minimum purchase of $15 gift card, maximum discount of $50

Warm up with Winter Noodle Soups 🍜

Now that the weather finally matches the season, our Winter Noodle Soups 🍜 are here to warm you right up! 


Winter Noodle Soup: Trucks

Spice-rubbed chicken, pho noodles, roasted kabocha squash, napa cabbage, egg, red onion, scallion, and housemade broth

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Think standing outside at a food truck in the winter isn't worth it? Think again! Our trucks will be serving winter noodle soup with housemade broths made from our daily chicken specials, like Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup, Three Chili Chicken Noodle Soup and more!
Check our Twitter page daily to see which broth is being served.

SOUP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT:
Dewey Square
High Street
Blossom Street
Harvard
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Winter Noodle Soup: Restaurants

Spice-rubbed chicken, rice noodles, roasted butternut squash, savoy cabbage, soft egg, roasted scallions, fried shallots, and housemade broth

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Our restaurants will now be serving winter noodle soup all day long. Their housemade broths will rotate as well, so you can try Dashi Chicken Noodle Soup or Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup (🔥🔥)! 

*Sadly, in order for soup to be available all day long, this means our Pork Ramen will no longer be served at Back Bay, One Kendall Square, or Fort Point in the evenings. You can still find it all day everyday at Chestnut Hill Square or Fresh Pond! 


Wanna be in the know about which broth is being served at what location? 

Happy Soup Season!
~The Bon Me Crew

p.s. To keep you warm while you wait for your soup to be ready, we're offering FREE hot tea 🍵 at our trucks!

Thanksgiving Week Hours 🦃

Getting excited for Thanksgiving? Us too! And if you need a sandwich on your way to grandmas or you run out of leftovers we're here for you. Check out our Thanksgiving week schedule!


Trucks on the Road

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Wednesday
Dewey Square: 11am-3pm
High Street: 11am-2pm
Post Office Square: 11am-2pm
Copley Square: 11am-4pm
Harvard: 11am-7pm

Thursday 🦃
NONE

Friday
Dewey Square: 11am-3pm
Blossom Street: 11am-2:30pm

Saturday
Harvard: 11am-9:30pm

Sunday
Harvard: 11am-9:30pm

Restaurant Hours

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Wednesday
East Cambridge: 10:30am-3pm
Fort Point: 10:30am-3pm
One Kendall Square: 11am-3pm
All others normal hours

Thursday 🦃
CLOSED

Friday
Back Bay: 10:30am-3pm
East Cambridge: 10:30am-3pm
Fort Point: 10:30am-3pm
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Saturday
Fort Point: CLOSED
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours

Sunday
Fort Point: CLOSED
One Kendall Square: CLOSED
All others normal hours


We've changed some of our hours for the winter! Be sure to check out our locations page for a refresher. 

Happy Thanksgiving
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me for Breakfast? 🍳

Ever craved Bon Me first thing in the morning? We're right there with you. Good thing our Harvard truck and Boston Public Market restaurant serve breakfast! 


Egg Sandwich (V)

Toasted baguette, sliced eggs, cucumber, spicy mayo and scallions

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Get your spicy mayo fix first thing in the morning with a hearty egg sandwich.

NEW Overnight Oats (V)

Milk, oatmeal, chia seeds, seasonal fruit, and almonds

Feelin Fall with the seasonal apple compote on our tasty overnight oats. 

Congee

Sliced egg, spiced walnuts, cilantro, scallion, and soy drizzle

This Asian rice porridge will warm you right up on a cold day. Only at Harvard.


Find our Harvard truck for breakfast Wed-Fri starting at 8:30am, and Boston Public Market Mon-Thurs 9am, Fri-Sat 8am, Sun 10am. 

Gooood morning!
~The Bon Me Crew

Changing clocks, changing truck schedules 🕜

Days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting lower, but we're still out here, with a couple of changes to some truck schedules! ⏰

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Boston Common

 Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm

Dewey Square

Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm

Post Office Square

Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm

Copley Square

Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm

Northeastern

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am-2:30pm

High St

Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm


Bonus: Our Fresh Pond restaurant is now open earlier everyday at 10:30am! 


We brave the cold, just like you! Check out all our other truck and restaurant hours and find your closest Bon Me on our locations map. 

Stay Warm!
~The Bon Me Crew

Become a Bon Me Gold Medalist 🥇!

We recently hosted Bon Me Olympics, the most important games of the year. The mobile, restaurant, commissary, and corporate teams competed against each other to see who would win Gold! 


Restaurant Manager, Rachel Bock officiated the games, setting up competitions to represent different parts of the company, like Speed Sandwich Making, Rice Noodle Wrapping, Rice Bag Heaving, and Gift Card Packaging. 

Team members from each part of the company competed!

Each team had their strong events...

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But only one could win Gold 🥇!

The corporate team came out victorious, with all three other teams coming in close behind! Fun was had by all. 


Think you'd make a great player on any of our teams? Apply today!

P.S. stay tuned early next week for a Halloween treat! 🎃🍬👻 Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter so you can get it! 

~The Bon Me Crew

Come to our Grand Opening!

You're invited to the Bon Me East Cambridge GRAND OPENING tomorrow! Try our brand new dishes, get free drinks, and participate in giveaways. (Come by for dinner for some *extra special* giveaways)!

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New dishes?! Say it ain't so! Here's a sneak peek of what you can try tomorrow.

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Dan Dan Noodle Bowl
Dan Dan is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Ours is made with a housemade spicy dan dan sauce and ramen noodles, instead of the traditional Chinese wheat noodles. 

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Bon Me Bap Bowl
Our version of the Korean Bibimbap bowl is vegetarian and includes a housemade gochujang sauce and a soft egg. 

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Need a bit of warmth this upcoming winter? Don't fret! Bon Me East Cambridge will be the first of our locations to serve local craft beer and ciders*! 

*pending license approval


Make sure you tag us in all your #BonMeGrandOpening pictures! We can't wait to see what new menu item you try. 

Happy Grand Opening Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

We love a good party...

We had a blast at our Friends & Family party at our new East Cambridge restaurant on Tuesday night! 🎉🍻 😋


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We loved seeing so many friends, the Bon Me extended family, and of course, eating FOOD! We can't wait to do it all again next week at our Grand Opening.

Join us October 19 from 11 am-8:30 pm at 60 Binney Street in Cambridge for free drinks, samples of our new dishes, and giveaways!


We hope to see you there! Follow our new East Cambridge restaurant on Twitter for more details. 

Happy Grand Opening!
~The Bon Me Crew

Do you want FREE coffee?

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day and also Friday, and lucky for you, we're definitely down to celebrate!

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Fuel your Friday with lunch from us, and get a Vietnamese Iced Coffee on the house. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter by 3pm today, to get a coupon in your email! 

If you haven't tried it before, our Vietnamese Iced Coffee is a dark roast cold brewed coffee lovingly mixed with sweetened condensed milk. It has a rich, almost chocolately flavor. Yum! 


Show the email you receive from us to the cashier and purchase an entree and your coffee is free, while supplies last. 

Share your excitement! Tag us on Twitter and Instagram #BonMeNationalCoffeeDay

Bon Me #FightFor15 at the State House

Bon Me is proud to pay all of its employees a living wage and has been a part of the #Fightfor15 since August 2016. On Tuesday we took part in a public hearing at the State House on legislation for a $15 Minimum Wage.


Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong Testifies

Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong testified about how raising wages has positively impacted the lives of our employees, the effects on our profits, how we are still able to grow, and our hopes that other businesses will join us in this fight for fair wages in all industries. 

Chef & Co-Founder Ali Fong testified about how raising wages has positively impacted the lives of our employees, the effects on our profits, how we are still able to grow, and our hopes that other businesses will join us in this fight for fair wages in all industries. 

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Powerful women #Fightfor15! Ali Fong, RAISE member and Chef & Co-Owner of Bon Me, Marie Billiel and Rachael Collins, ROC NLN (National Leadership Network) members and Katrina Jazayeri, co-owner of Juliet in Somerville.

Thanks for your support on Twitter!

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@SophieNavaR Cheers @bonme for already paying your workers above min wage and testifying! Go support them and visit a food truck today! #FightFor15

@Eatthevotenow Thank @bonmefor being here at the #fightfor15hearing. Delicious food and good values are always worth sharing.

@jamieklufts Proud to sppt businesses who understand value of higher minimum wages. Thx for standing w/ @RaiseUpMA@bonme(& for being my FAV foodtruck)


Chat with us more about the #Fightfor15 and our role by using the hashtag #BonMefor15!

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