BBBop Seoul Kitchen, the beloved Dallas eatery for Korean speciality dishes, just shuttered its Lowest Greenville outpost over the weekend after three years there.
The eatery still counts locations in Oak Cliff and on Upper Greenville as part of its arsenal, however the Lowest Greenville outpost next to Trader Joe’s wasn’t performing as well as was hoped and the restaurant’s owners were spread thin keeping it running, according to a conversation between CultureMap and one of the restaurant’s owners, Sandra Bussey, who cited a lack of neighborhood foot traffic at her fast casual eatery. She told the publication that most of their clientele were from elsewhere in Dallas or were delivery customers who lived nearby (with delivery cutting into a large portion of the restaurant’s profits).
The other locations will continue to serve BBBop’s namesake bibimbap bowls with rice, vegetables, meat and fried eggs, alongside kimchi loaded fries, Korean fried chicken, spicy pork tacos, and more. Plus the trio of owners, including Sandra’s husband Greg Bussey and her brother Steve Shin, have enough on their plates between running their other two BBBop locations, a bibimbap catering service, plus Chicken Moto, their Korean fried chicken spinoff that opened in Richardson in 2017.
The Facebook message from the restaurant reads in part:
We are bittersweet in announcing that we are closing our Lower Greenville store. For a variety of reasons unique to that location, especially the dominance of sit down restaurants versus fast casual, we have decided to close the Lower Greenville location and focus our efforts on Upper Greenville and Oak Cliff. We are so excited to keep evolving in the Dallas market.
We hope to continue seeing you at our Upper Greenville and Oak Cliff locations.