On Thursday, a reader told us that workers were putting up the signage at DumplingGo, the new, um, dumpling place opening on Second Avenue at East 12th Street…
...and the place was open for the weekend...
DumplingGo is part of the NYVA Restaurant Group — "an owner, operator, and proud franchisee for multiple brands."
Per the the DumplingGo website:
The DumplingGo franchise is conceived from a mix of Asian and Western business and culinary experiences. The Restaurant concept reflects the eclectic flavors and multicultural pallets of an interconnected global society.
With 20 years of business experience in the New York tri-state area, the founding partners have isolated a niche market in the fast-casual dining space. Our market research suggests that Dumplings are a growing market in metropolitan cities around the world and present a unique opportunity for a franchisor.
Perhaps their market research would have noted that there are already two choices for dumplings on this block. Mimi Cheng's Dumplings opened up right across the Avenue last July. And there's Plump Dumpling down on Second Avenue and East 11th Street.
Anyway, you can find the DumplingGo menu here. There's now another location on West Third Street with two more on the way in Manhattan.
The previous tenant here, Shima, abruptly closed in January 2014.
Previously on EV Grieve:
How about some more dumplings?