Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

Summer wind down πŸŒ‡

We're just as much in denial as you, but summer is slowly making its exit, which means some changes for us!


Schedule Changes

Starting Saturday 8/18: 
Boston Common will be closing at 4pm
Copley Square will be closed on weekends
Copley Square will be closing at 4pm on weekdays, except for Tuesdays and Fridays when we close at 6pm with the farmer's market

September
Thursday 8/30 is the last Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square
Greenway Open Market hours go back to 11am - 5pm
Tuesday lunch at Harvard ends
Starting Thursday lunches at Northeastern!

We're looking forward to October to pick up more shifts during the City of Boston Food Truck Lottery!

More New Menus! 

We brought the new menu to three more locations this week! Check it out at Fort Point, on our Harvard truck, and Boston Common truck today.
So many more options, with fun Chef Crafted dishes for when you're craving something a bit more complex, or the ability to Craft Your Bowl to make your ideal combo with new add-ons like kimchi and roasted scallions. 

New Restaurants

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Things are still moving along with Harvard Smith Campus Centerand Longwood! We recently picked up our custom table to fit the small Harvard space from our truck designer, Ernie in NYC. 


Keep up with any schedule changes on our handy location map.

Keep on trucking!
~The Bon Me Crew

Updates 🚨

August is a busy month for us! We're rolling out the new menu, planning out our fall schedule, and we've got lots of fun events going on.


One Kendall Square has the new menu!

We're working on getting the new menu out to the rest of our trucks and restaurants and our very first restaurant, One Kendall Square is the latest to get an upgrade. Check it out!

No more Providence 😞

We're sad to say that this is our last week of slinging sandwiches in #PVD. We had a great time in a new city & met so many #BonMeBesties, but unfortunately sales are not sustainable enough to stay. Come say goodbye and get one last lunch tomorrow at Kennedy Plaza.
We're keeping our RI permits and hope to continue to do private events, so contact us!

Win tickets to Tour de Fat 🚴

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New Belgium’s Tour de Fat is in Boston this Saturday with top notch beer and performers!

We'll be there, and you can be too! Win tickets on our Instagram by telling us your craziest bike story. Enter now! 


Want to keep up with us by the minute? Follow us on Twitter for breaking Bon Me news, schedule changes, fun facts, and more. 

Always changing
~The Bon Me Crew

Refer a friend, and get free food! πŸ†“

You might not guess it, but the end of the summer is our big hiring season!


Now Hiring

Do you or someone you know love food, fast-paced work, and fair wages? We're opening two new restaurants in the next couple months and need all the help we can get! 

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If you refer a friend and they get a job, you'll get a meal on us!

Just email us telling us who you referred, and we'll send you a voucher when they're hired. 


We're hiring for all different types of positions, all over our company. Check it out! 

Happy Hiring Season!
~The Bon Me Crew

Harvard Smith Campus Center opening soon!

Did you hear? We're opening two new restaurants in the next couple months! Here's a sneak peak at our spot in Harvard's new Smith Campus Center.


Sustainable Design πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ’š

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Harvard used sustainable design practices for the project which include "systems for rainwater collection and reuse, a glass facade that maximizes energy efficiency, and the use of sustainable building materials."
You better believe there will be in house composting too. 

Coming Soon

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We'll be opening in the late summer/early Fall and serving our new menu, plus breakfast. 

All food vendors were picked for being sustainable, local, healthy, and diverse and we're proud to be one of them!


ICYMI, we're also opening in the Longwood Medical Area this Fall! Follow along on our website for construction updates.

Get excited! 
~The Bon Me Crew

p.s. don't worry, we'll still have our truck on Harvard Science Center Plaza!

Two more spots to try something new! ✨

ICYMI the new menu made it to a couple more spots this week! Check out where and brush up on your new favorite dishes available now.


New Menu at Boston Public Market & High St!

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Check it out at Boston Public Market!

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Greenway staff give it a try and a πŸ‘

Your New Faves

K-Town Throwdown 
gochujang chicken (aka k-town chicken) every dang day! also, kimchi
Thai It Out
you just gotta try it, for the fish sauce lovers
The Food Truck Fave
miso-braised pulled pork + spicy peanut = food truck fan's dream come true
Sesame Soba Noodles
#MeatlessMondays just got a lot easier
The J.P.
#eatlocal with tofu made in Jamaica Plain on your sammy
The Namesake
how it all started, our take on the banh mi

Don't worry you can still find your old faves on the "Craft Your Bowl" section of the menu, and dress them up with new add-ons like roasted scallions!


Is the new menu not at your favorite Bon Me yet? It will be soon! Until then you can always order the new dishes by delivery.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Breaking ground at Longwood 🚧

Demo day is today at Bon Me restaurant #8! 


Bon Me Longwood

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We're so excited to bring Bon Me to Longwood Medical Area, permanently! We send trucks there whenever we can, do lots of catering in the area, and love slinging sandwiches to the neighborhood. 
We'll be at 431 Brookline Ave, in the Joslin Diabetes Center building. 

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We'll be posting updates about construction progress to our website here, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back! 

Work nearby? You'll see a handy checklist on the window too.

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Fun fact:
Mike Ramos, our construction manager from Stack + Co, just finished up work on the ICA Watershed, so you know he's a pro!


Don't forget to check for updates here, and tell your friends!

Happy Demo Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Celebrate the 4th with us!

We're so excited to celebrate the 4th of July at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this year! Keep reading to see where else you can sub grill-fare for a banh mi. 


Esplanade - (on Memorial Dr & Ames St) πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ 11am-after the fireworks
Harvard 10:30am-9:30pm
Copley 10:30am-9:30pm
Boston Common 11am-9pm
Fresh Pond 10:30am-5pm
Chestnut Hill 10:30am-4pm
Fort Point 10:30am-5pm
all other locations will be closed! 


Don't forget to tag us in your super artsy #4thofJuly fireworks shots! 

Have a happy and safe 4th!
~The Bon Me Crew

The perfect dish for a summer day β˜€οΈ

ICYMI last week, we've got a brand new dish at our Test Kitchen!


Japchae

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Japchae is a traditional Korean dish that is somewhat sweet and deliciously savory made with sweet potato glass noodles, mixed vegetables, and a soy and sesame based sauce. Our take includes our char siu BBQ pork which goes great with the flavorful sauce. 

Crisp veggies πŸ₯• πŸ„ with lightly sauced and chilled noodles make this the perfect summer dish. 


Haven't been able to make it out to the Test Kitchen yet? You can always order your Japchae for delivery!

P.S. counting down the days til the 4th of July? Check out where we'll be open to feed your fun. 
Esplanade πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ 11am-after the fireworks
Harvard 10:30am-9:30pm
Copley 10:30am-9:30pm
Boston Common 11am-9pm
Fresh Pond 10:30am-5pm
Chestnut Hill 10:30am-4pm
Fort Point 10:30am-5pm
all other locations will be closed! 

Happy Summer!
~The Bon Me Crew

So many changes! πŸ†•

Our Test Kitchen has been the host of many changes since April, and you may have started to see them elsewhere too!


New Menu Style

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We're super excited about our new menu style, which focuses more on awesome Chef-Crafted dishes, while still allowing you to Craft Your Bowl. 
You can find the new setup at the Test Kitchen, Back Bay, and Fresh Pond on fancy TV menus, and you'll start to see it at the rest of our restaurants and on trucks over the next couple months.

New Chef-Crafted Dishes in Restaurants

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Dandan Noodles was one of the OG Chef-Crafted dishes, a fan favorite, and now it's at almost all of our restaurants!

Our Mala Bowl went through a quick changeup, substituting roasted paprika tofu for our popular fiery chickpeas.

And it just got added to some new restaurants yesterday! 

 Our Mala Bowl went through a quick changeup, substituting roasted paprika tofu for our popular fiery chickpeas.  And it just got added to some new restaurants yesterday! 
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Japchae is brand new at the Test Kitchen!

It's a sweet and savory and inspired by a Korean dish of the same name. The cool and crisp veggies make it perfect for a hot summer day! 

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Chef Ali has been working hard on so many new Chef-Crafted dishes. Some are still being refined at the Test Kitchen (check out the Facebook page for updates!), and dishes that have made the cut are being rolled out to other restaurants. Keep an eye out for them at more restaurants and trucks soon, and let us know which ones are your fave. 
p.s. Not able to get over to the Test Kitchen? Order delivery!

Self-Service Kiosks in Restaurants

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Don't worry, our order takers aren't out of a job! We've started using self-service kiosks to speed up the order taking process, and we're reassigning staff to the food line to be sure we get it right.

Don't want to use one, or only have cash? We're still able to take your order too, and answer any questions!


Your feedback on these changes is important to us! Let us know what you think by replying to this email directly or use our handy dandy contact form. 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Who doesn't love free food? πŸ†“

Does Dad love a good deal? Send him this blog link to clue him in on free food tomorrow, and to pick a fun father's day activity for Sunday!


Cheers to 150 years Brewer Fountain! 

We're celebrating Brewer Fountain's 150th Anniversary with Friends of the Public Garden and Mayor Marty Walsh by giving away free sandwiches and Brewer Bowls* tomorrow starting at noon on Boston Common. 
*while supplies last

Best Father's Day Ever!

Bring out dad's competitive streak with a game of cornhole at Downeast Back Porch. See you there for a soba noodle salad 12-7.

Pop a couple cold ones with the boys at Trillium Garden! Pair em with the perfect sandwich. We're there from 11-7. 


Want to treat a dad or grad in your life to some free food? We've got e-gift cards that are 10% off with the code DADSGRADS from now until the end of the month! 

~The Bon Me Crew

Celebrate Pride with us! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

We're #wickedproud to be able to celebrate #BostonPride at two events this weekend, and support a great organization while doing it!


Boston Pride Parade - Saturday, June 9

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Our Copley cart is perfectly placed to help all the parade-goers fuel up for a day of celebration! We'll be selling a Rainbow Rice Noodle Salad and donating 50% of the proceeds to help support the life-saving, LGBTQ-affirming work of Fenway Health, a great organization in our community! 

JP Block Party - Sunday, June 10

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We'll also be feeding everyone at the JP Block Party which will have dancing, dogs, a drag show and more. Don't worry, you can support Fenway Health with a Rainbow Rice Noodle Salad here too!


Show us how you celebrate Pride this weekend and tag us in your pics!

Happy Pride πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ!
~The Bon Me Crew

What's a Mala Bowl?

Chef Ali has been working hard coming up with awesome new Asian-inspired eats at the Test Kitchen, like this one!


Mala Bowl (VV) πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ 

Mala combines the Chinese characters: "numbing" (ιΊ») and "spicy (hot)" (θΎ£). Mala sauce was traditionally made by a specially hired chef, who had their own secret recipe.

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Our vegan Mala Bowl features glass noodles topped with roasted paprika tofu, mesclun, cilantro, crisp cabbage, carrots, & wood ear mushrooms, chili bamboo shoots, and mala sauce.

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Chef Ali's secret sauce has complex flavors from spices such as ginger, cardamom, and of course, sichuan peppercorn, which brings the numbingly spicy heat.


Stop by the Test Kitchen to try it, or order this and all of our Test Kitchen dishes for delivery on Caviar! 

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Staycation? We're here for you! πŸ•ΆοΈ

Skip the Memorial Day traffic and stick around this weekend! There's so much to do in Boston and you probably shouldn't break your Bon Me lunch streak.


Boston Calling - Friday to Sunday

So *amp*ed for another great Boston Calling! We'll be slinging sandwiches (and soba noodles, and cookies) all three days, so come find us in between sets. 

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Trillium Garden - Sunday

Trillium Garden is finally back! Pair one of their world famous beers with a salad to balance it all out. We'll be there 11-7 every Sunday, starting this Sunday!

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Central Flea - Sunday

We missed our pals from Lamplighter last weekend, so this weekend is the first time you can try our collab, Ginger Shandy!

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Downeast Back Porch - Monday

Even more buzzy fun happening at the Greenway! We'll be at the Downeast Cider Back Porch on Mondays from 4-9 starting on Memorial Day. 


MDW Schedule

Restaurants
Back Bay - closed Monday
Boston Public Market - closed Monday
Chestnut Hill Square - regular hours
Fort Point - regular hours
Fresh Pond - regular hours
One Kendall Square - closed Saturday-Monday
Test Kitchen - closed Monday

Trucks
Boston Common - regular hours
MGH @ Blossom St - regular hours
Copley Square - closing early at 5pm
Harvard - closing early at 8pm
Dewey Square - closed Monday until Back Porch
High Street - closed Monday
Cambridgeport - closed Monday
Post Office Square - closed Monday


Want more info on our schedule? We keep our Twitter and Instagram stories up to date with any last minute changes! And you can find our usual schedule on our website.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
~The Bon Me Crew

Summer sunshine in a cup πŸ‹ + 🍺 = 🌞

We're teaming up with our friends at Lamplighter Brewing for some refreshing fun at the Central Flea every Sunday this summer! 


Ginger Shandy ($7.50)

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Exclusively sold at Central Flea, try the Ginger Shandy! It's Lamplighter Group Theory wheat ale brewed with honey & chamomile kicked up with Bon Me Spicy Ginger Lemonade.

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Head first to our truck parked on Franklin St to grab our namesake sandwich, the Chinese BBQ pork banh mi. Then head over to the beer garden on Pilgrim St to sip some shandy, sandwich in hand!

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Want more where that came from? Our Test Kitchen serves several different Lamplighter Brewing beers to pair with awesome Chef-Crafted dishes! (and just might see the shandy too)

Have a Shandy-tastic Summer!
~The Bon Me Crew

Mother's Day Ideas πŸ’‘

Got a cool mom in your life? Treat em right with a Bon Me e-gift card! We're giving you 10% off from now until Mother's Day this Sunday. 


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Just use the code MOMSDAY in the promo code box! 

#SundayFunday with mom!

More into experiences than things? We've got a couple great ideas for mom's big day out then! 

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Hit up SoWa Open Market for food trucks (cough cough), farm stands, fun gifts, and fresh brews from Craft Collective in the new Beer Barn! 

Treat mom to a Thai Basil Limeade and walk through the Boston Common! She'll love seeing all the flowers in bloom, and you getting some exercise. 

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Closer to Cambridge? Check out the new Central Flea! Grab a sandwich, find a funky gift, and sip on some delicious Lamplighter beer. 


Got the perfect 'gram of the mom in your life enjoying some Bon Me? Tag us! 

Have a Happy Mother's Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Open market season is here! 🌞

We love summer in the city with all of the open markets! So many of them kick off this weekend, but don't worry if you're not around, we'll be at them all summer long. 


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SoWa Sundays start this weekend! We'll be there slinging sandwiches every Sunday from 10am-4pm.
We heard the good ppl at Craft Collective will be doing this year's beer barn too! πŸ»

Central Flea

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Central Flea is bigger than ever this year and in a new space! We'll have a truck there every Sunday 11am-5pm.
P.S. stay tuned for some cool collabs with our friends Lamplighter Brewing since they're running the beer garden!

Boston Calling Block Parties

Boston Calling Block Parties kick off tomorrow from 5-8pm at Dewey Square! Check out awesome music and get your weekend started early.

Greenway Open Market

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Greenway Open Market kicks off this weekend with its Spring Food Truck Festival! We'll be there, and every Saturday from 11am-5pm. 

Coming Soon!

Copley Farmers Market 
Tuesdays & Fridays (but we vend everyday!) - starting May 11
Dewey Square Farmers Market  
Tuesdays & Thursdays (but we vend Monday-Friday) - starting May 16
Harvard Farmer's Market
Tuesdays (but we vend everyday!) - starting June 12
Thursdays on the Lawn at Loring Greenough
Thursdays 4-8pm - starting June 7
Trillium Garden
TBA
p.s. our summer hours start for Dewey, Post Office Square, and High St next week! Dewey will be open 10:30-3:30 and Post Office Square and High St stay open til 2:30. 


Want to find out where we're at today, tomorrow, next week? Check out our handy locations map. 

Happy Market Season!
~The Bon Me Crew

A hearty salad for a hardy people πŸ₯—

Spring in New England, you never know what you're gonna get! That's why we created The New Englander, a salad that's as hearty as it is refreshing for both the 40 degree and rainy 🌧️, and 60 and sunny days β˜€οΈ. 


The New Englander

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Made up of baby kale and mesclun tossed with Chinese salt & pepper chicken, hearty quinoa, crisp savoy cabbage, cucumber, grape tomatoes, toasted almonds, and lemon vinaigrette. It's the perfect light, but filling lunch.  

Laugh your way to our Test Kitchen

Right now, this salad is only available at our Test Kitchen, as one of our Chef Crafted dishes. Like all our Test Kitchen dishes, it has the potential to be added to the rest of our location menus!

Be sure to stop by and tell us what you think. 


You only have a couple more days to redeem your BOGO dinner coupon at our Test Kitchen. Stop by this week!

Happy Spring!
~The Bon Me Crew

Meet the crew

We couldn't have made it to seven years in business without all the people working hard behind the scenes! 


ERIN

Erin is our Director of Mobile Operations and has worked here for just over three years. She worked her way up from crew member, to supervisor, to manager, and now she's running all the truck business!

IVAN

Ivan is our Commissary Supervisor, a man you may never meet, but who keeps systems running smoothly in the kitchen that processes hundreds of pounds of fresh ingredients a day!

He's been with us for 6 years, through changes in commissary location, menu, and huge growth in our number of locations. 

MIKE

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Mike, or Feeney as most of us call him, started as a delivery driver in 2013 and now he's our Business Development Specialist. He helps us open new locations like the Test Kitchen, and the Harvard Smith Center coming in the Fall!

RACHEL

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Rachel started out as a restaurant manager at our Fort Point location in 2013. She's since opened our Back Bay restaurant, and has been promoted to Area Manager, managing three of our restaurants! 


Fun fact: Bon Me catered her wedding. 


Think you could rise through the Bon Me ranks and help us to another seven years of success? Apply now! 

Marathon Monday 🎽

#MarathonMonday is right around the corner! 


Fuel Up! πŸ₯–

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We hear eating lots of carbs is key to a good race day. We fully support that theory and encourage you to eat as many sandwiches, rice bowls, or noodle salads, as you'd like this week.

You're all winners! πŸ…

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Whether you run or spectate a little too hard on Monday, we're giving you the chance to recover with a meal on us.
Just be sure to check out our Instagram page on Monday and enter to win!

Schedule Changes

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We'd love to cheer on runners from Copley* and Boston Common, but for safety reasons, we are unable to vend. We'll be open everywhere else, including Back Bay, close to the finish! 


*Copley will be closed 4/13 - 4/16


Good luck to all the runners, and spectators, we can't wait to see your signs! Tag us in your sign photo for an extra shot at winning on Monday. 

Happy almost Marathon Monday!
~The Bon Me Crew

What's New?

Wondering what you can use your BOGO coupon on at the Test Kitchen at 60 Binney St in Cambridge, this anniversary month? Check out the new Chef Crafted dishes we've created for you to try!


K-Town Throwdown

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K-Town fans, rejoice! 

Seasoned white rice, gochujang (AKA K-Town) chicken, kimchi, and more pack a flavorful punch in this dish.

Thai It Out

You gotta "Thai" this new dish! It's our take on Thai Pad Krapow Gai.

Our yummy ground thai basil chicken stars in a dish with white rice topped with hard-boiled egg, zesty cucumber salad, Chinese broccoli, and pickled carrots & daikon. 

The Food Truck Fave

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Spice up your rice! 

Always a fave on our trucks! The perfect combo of a brown rice bowl with juicy miso-braised pulled pork and spicy peanut sauce. 

Sesame Soba Noodles

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A veggie sandwich, not just for vegetarians! 

Tofu made locally in Jamaica Plain is stuffed in a toasted baguette in the vegetarian banh mi, with rosemary-walnut spread to complement our fiery housemade mayo. 

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A veggie sandwich, not just for vegetarians! 

Tofu made locally in Jamaica Plain is stuffed in a toasted baguette in the vegetarian banh mi, with rosemary-walnut spread to complement our fiery housemade mayo. 

The Namesake

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A timeless classic, our take on the Vietnamese banh mi. 

The sandwich that started it all has a new name, but otherwise stays the same! 


Don't worry, you can still make whatever crazy combo you want with our Crafted By You section of the menu, with a bunch of fun new add-ons available from the Chef Crafted menu!

P.S. be sure to tell us what you think of them, so that we know what to keep around at all our locations! 


Haven't grabbed a BOGO coupon yet? We're handing them out at all of our truck and restaurant locations this week! Find your nearest Bon Me (new spring truck schedule started this week too!) to get one.

Get Chef Crafty!
~The Bon Me Crew

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