A familiar face among Boston’s family of food trucks has a few new mobile dining options in the works and will open two new brick-and-mortar restaurants this spring and summer. Bon Me is now operating two new custom-built food carts and will add an eighth truck to its mobile food operation this May.
Of the two food carts, one will set up shop at Copley Plaza for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The other will take up residence at Post Office Square to cover the weekday lunch hours. The carts are approximately half the size of the food trucks but will be serving the full regular menu of Bon Me sandwiches, noodle and rice bowls, and salads.
The new Bon Me truck will help cover an already packed schedule serving meals five days a week at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. As for the two new restaurants, a Copley-area location will arrive in June and a second Kendall Square location will open in August; stay tuned for more details, including addresses.
In addition to the aforementioned existing brick-and-mortar in Kendall, the expanding Bon Me empire also includes restaurants in Chestnut Hill Square, Fort Point, Cambridge’s Fresh Pond, and inside of the Boston Public Market.
Meanwhile, up in Harvard Square, Clover is adding another restaurant to the mix, but with a slightly different mode of operation than previously seen for the company. The eleventh Clover will be the sole food service provider within the newly re-opened Cabot Science Center at Harvard, carrying on the tradition of local sourcing and daily menu changes based on seasonal ingredients.
Within the scope of this new Clover’s services, there will be a “Clover Coffee Bar” near the entrance to the library within the Cabot Center. The bar will serve only pour-over coffee using beans from Barismo, George Howell, Speedwell, and a guest roaster. The coffee bar will also offer grab-and-go items like popovers, homemade crackers, sour cream and onion dip, fruit, and products from other local vendors. There will also be roaster-led tastings open to the community.
As for the food, the Cabot Center Clover will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the menu will change daily — or even more frequently. Crimson Cash will be accepted.