Bubbakoo’s Burritos, a Jersey Shore-based eatery that touts Mexican food fused with American flavor, has opened its 23rd store in Oakland, New Jersey on November 16.
Located at 350 Ramapo Valley Road, the new restaurant is owned and operated by Perry Patel and his business partner Fenil. The duo also plan to open a location in Morris Plains in early 2019.
“You think that burrito joints can’t be that different from one another. As a customer of Bubbakoo’s Burritos, I can tell you that the brand is unique and not like any other competitor that serves high-quality food and service,” says Patel. “I’ve always been an entrepreneur and I saw the ease of operations and knew I wanted to be a part of what Bubbakoo’s is doing. I’m thrilled to introduce the Oakland community to this unique, one-of-a-kind burrito experience.”
At age 15, after moving from India, Patel was inspired by his uncle, who opened his own business once in the United States. After graduating college, Patel opened three of his own convenience stores and gas stations. Later, he went on to open a Lapel’s Dry Cleaning on the Jersey Shore. It was his Lapel’s Dry Cleaning location that introduced him to Bubbakoo’s Burritos, as Patel would frequent the restaurant during lunch.
Bubbakoo’s Burritos offers the usual fast-casual burrito fare such as burritos, bowls, tacos, salad, nachos and quesadillas, but with 16 different protein options—including fried chicken, barbecue pork, Buffalo shrimp and grilled steak, as well as some more unusual flavors such as ghost pepper chicken and sriracha pork. Vegetarian options include a bean-cheese-guacamole combo and batter-fried jalapeños. And, originals such as The Chiwawa, a cheese-smothered, panko-crusted fried rice ball, keeps Bubbakoo’s faithfuls coming back.
Beyond the menu, Bubbakoo’s offers an environment like no other, with décor reflecting the eatery’s Shore roots, inviting guests to enjoy a host of regional beachside designs, and unmatched service standards that truly make the restaurants feel like home.
“We are thrilled to watch Perry and Fenil open their location in Oakland and we look forward to watching the community fall in love with creating something different,” says Bubbakoo’s co-founder Paul Altero. “Since first opening our doors in 2008, through our food, service and friendliness, we have become a part of each and every one of the communities we’ve joined. As opportunities arise, we’ll continue to open new restaurants in neighborhoods where we can build additional bridges with local residents and introduce swarms of new customers to our innovative, completely customizable menu.”