Earning a loyal following known as CupBobbers back in its home state of of Utah, the first of two local expansions for the rapidly expanding CupBop brand is now serving Korean barbecue dishes in its namesake containers a short distance from UNLV.
Quickly remodeling over the summer at the University Gardens retail center on Maryland Parkway, the fast-casual, counter-service concept replaces a 1,600-square-foot former Sweet Poke restaurant, taking over a prominent corner space that also features a drive-thru window.
Named after its packaging and the Korean word for steamed rice, CupBop’s compact menu offers servings of barbecue beef, pork, or chicken prepared with cabbage, noodle and rice, plus sides of fried tofu, Korean-style fried chicken, deep-fried potstickers, popcorn chicken, and a handful of imported beverages.
In a short seven years, CupBup creator Junghun Song has grown the company from a single food truck to more than 20 venues, and a second, 1,500-square-foot Las Vegas outpost is already in the works for the westside’s Rockspring Plaza next door to the Market Grille Café at 7175 W. Lake Mead Boulevard. An estimated opening date has not been announced.
CupBop, 4680 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 300, 702-415-4578 Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Sundays.