There were high hopes for Asian Box when it opened in Burbank across from a megaplex theater. Well just over a year later, the Shophouse-style rice bowl shop has shuttered. The Nor Cal-based chain with a focus on sustainability operates three locations in the Bay Area, but apparently its fast-casual, build-your-own box model just didn't work in the Valley. A sign posted on the door directs Asian Box fans to its Downtown location, and a check to the website reveals an Irvine Campus Plaza location will be coming soon.
The brand with a less-than-ideal moniker still has a location Downtown.