Popular Korean-American spot BopNGrill is planning a new location—and is also being sued by Umami Burger. The Rogers Park restaurant has an "Umami Burger" on its menu and Umami Burger restaurants has a beef with it, thus the hot California-based restaurant group filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Wednesday, Crain's reports. BopNGrill opened in 2009—the same year Umami Restaurant Group was founded—but it's currently unknown if BopNGrill started serving its "Umami Burger," which has some different toppings than Umami Burger's, right when it opened. Umami Burger opened its first Chicago location in 2014. Stay tuned to see how the suit unfolds.
Meanwhile, BopNGrill is expanding. The restaurant posted two photos on its Facebook page
but is not revealing where the location is yet, choosing to have a contest with its followers instead. Check back for more information. [UPDATE: the location is 921 W. Belmont, according to the Facebook contest, which used to house longtime neighborhood falafel spot Sinbad's and Falafel & Grill.] The first BopNGrill was originally located in Evanston before moving to Rogers Park in 2011 and turns out a burger that many publications and TV shows consistently rate as one of Chicago's best.