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Wow Bao is an innovative, small footprint restaurant that operates in the high-growth Asian fast casual segment. Based in Chicago, Wow Bao’s menu focuses on hot asian steamed buns, potstickers, and rice & noodle bowls.

Wow Bao operates company-owned locations, licenses locations in airports and stadiums, distributes in hotels and sells to grocery stores. Wow Bao is an original creation of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE). In June 2017, Valor Equity Partners partnered with LEYE to rapidly scale the Wow Bao concept.


What We Do

Wow Bao has a fun, upbeat culture, focusing on fresh and healthy menu items. We are known for tasty food, energetic service and affordable prices, all served “at the speed of life.”

Wow Bao specializes in noodle and rice bowls, pan-seared potstickers, fresh made salads, and our iconic Bao – steamed hot asian buns with a variety of savory and sweet fillings.

The Bao!

A traditional Chinese steamed bun filled with a variety of savory meats or vegetables. Bao are a portable Chinese snack throughout Asia, and have quickly become a favorite in Chicago. Our locations also offer sweet and breakfast bao!

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