Bubbakoo’s Burritos, a build-your-own-burrito chain, opened its first Southwest Florida location Jan. 12 on Naples Boulevard in North Naples.
The new restaurant launched on the western end of the Boulevard Shoppes, which also features the newly opened Yoko-Sans Ramen restaurant as well as Fuji Asian Bistro, BRK Pizza and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
Bubbakoo’s menu includes build-your-own burritos and burrito bowls with quesadillas, tacos, nachos and taco salads. “We have some unique products that you’re not going to find at any Tex-Mex competitors,” said Tom Mirabella, Bubbakoo’s Burritos marketing partner.
The Chiwawa is a signature creation made with panko-breaded fried rice balls topped with nacho cheese and other burrito fixings. In addition to chicken, ground beef and shredded pork, protein choices include General Tso’s crispy chicken, Buffalo crispy chicken, barbecue pork and chicken, mango habanero chicken and grilled-to-order hibachi steak and shrimp. Taco and quesadilla kits also are available with all the ingredients to make dinner at home. “We’re really geared for the takeout and delivery model,” Mirabella said.
Bubbakoo’s prides itself on its involvement in the community. In November 2019, Bubbakoo’s launched its Read It to Eat It Program where they work with schools and teachers to help incentivize reading for students. The program now has more than 500 schools and teachers involved and more than 120,000 students. Many Bubbakoo’s locations also host fundraisers to help local organizations raise money.
“Our team can’t wait to get started in Naples, we are really looking forward to getting to know this community,” says Sean Powers, franchise owner of the Naples Bubbakoo’s, the fifth in Florida for the chain.
Since founded in 2008 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Bubbakoo’s brand has expanded significantly with 63 locations across nine states and more than 100 more locations in the pipeline. Several more stores are opening in the first quarter of 2022, the company reports.
Bubbakoo’s Burritos Naples, 6345 Naples Blvd., is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 239-880-1874 or go to Bubbakoos.com.