Restaurant Openings

Look Inside Bon Me in Back Bay

The company's sixth brick-and-mortar restaurant opens on Stuart Street in July.

Bon Me on Stuart Street. / Photo provided

The lunch crowd around Copley Square did not disappoint when Bon Me set up a food truck, and then a semi-permanent cart there, so now the Vietnamese-ish joint has a permanent location in the busy area. Bon Me opens its sixth brick-and-mortar on Stuart Street on July 6.

Patrick Lynch and chef Ali Fong brought sandwiches, noodle salads, Thai basil limeade, and more bold fast-casual fare to Boston with their first food truck in 2011, and they’ve since expanded with seven more trucks, two food carts, and restaurants in Kendall Square, Chestnut Hill, the Boston Public Market, and more. This fall, Bon Me will open an East Cambridge branch on Binney Street, too.

The latest Bon Me is close to the Back Bay MBTA station. It will join the Copley Square food cart, which is less than a quarter-mile away. The company previously operated a food truck in the neighborhood.

“We’re thrilled to be opening up our newest location in a site we know and love,” manager Rachel Bock said in a press release.

Formerly a Freshii, the restaurant is just more than 1,100 square feet and seats about 25. In addition to Bon Me’s traditional menu, it will open with the company-wide rotating vegan summer options, featuring spicy sesame chickpeas, and miso-glazed eggplant and black beans as protein options. All Bon Me locations rotate through specials, too.

Bon Me will open daily from 10:30 a.m-8 p.m.

441 Stuart St., Back Bay, Boston, 857-233-2607,