A Jersey Shore fast-casual burrito shop with skater and surf roots takes over the former Smashburger location on Sahara Avenue.
Franchiser James Rogers plans to open the first Bubbakoo’s Burritos location in Las Vegas in the former Smashburger space at 9101 W. Sahara Avenue on September 18.
The Mexican restaurant specializes in tacos, burritos, and bowls. Diners choose from one of eight proteins such as hibachi steak, chicken, or carnitas, or two vegetarian or vegan bases and then select toppings such as brown rice, black beans, corn salsa, and more. Customers then pick from eight sauces that include ghost pepper, Sriracha ranch, and Southern-style barbecue. Diners can also find nachos, boneless wings, southwest egg rolls, Buffalo cauliflower, and chiwawas, a deep-fried, softball-sized, panko-crusted cheesy rice ball.
Bill Hart and Paul Altero started Bubbakoo’s Burritos in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, back in 2008 and now it has three dozen locations, mainly on the East Coast.
The former Smashburger location is one of three that closed in Las Vegas.