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2 bamboo steamer baskets filled with Bao, a plate of pot stickers and 3 examples of rice bowls


An overhead shot of a long wooden table of food. There are big and small steamer baskets full of bao, potstickers, and rice bowls. People are sitting at the table, their hands reaching for the food.


Taking over America, one bun at a time! Wow Bao has a loyal and growing customer base and is known for innovative, craveable Asian food and energetic service. After 16 years of local growth, we are getting ready to shift into a new gear and scale the concept nationally.

Ready to get Steaming?

Interested? Review our requirements and fill out the form below. We’ll reach out to businesses that meet the requirements as we roll out our dark kitchen program.


  • Minimum 3 unit commitment. We do not offer single-unit franchises.
  • Multi-unit franchise management & development experience.
  • Minimum company net worth of $6 Million
  • Company established for a minimum of 2 years
  • Infrastructure and resources to meet our development schedule
  • Real estate experience in the market to be developed
  • Last, but not least, passion for Asian food (especially bao!) and hospitality
illustration of United States with red location icons show the number of wow bao locations in the country

Interested in Operating your own dark kitchen?

"Delivery-only Ghost Kitchens are reshaping the Restaurant Industry" Wall Street Journal

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