The fast-casual concept is relocating from Jackson Blvd and transforming into a fully tech enabled restaurant at N. Michigan Avenue

Wow Bao, the fast-Asian concept known for being at the forefront of technology is closing the 175 W. Jackson Blvd location with the last day of service on June 29. Wow Bao will relocate to 200 N. Michigan Ave. and re-open as a fully tech-enabled restaurant early July. “We are very excited for the opportunity to move to this prime area on Michigan Avenue,” commented Wow Bao President, Geoff Alexander. “This new Michigan Avenue restaurant will be fully tech enabled with self-serving animated cubbies and
continue the concept’s innovation of being at the crossroads of hospitality andtechnology.”

The new location will serve specialty menu items including their signature hot Asian steamed buns, potstickers, and rice and noodle bowls. Guests will be able to enjoy Wow Bao’s fresh and flavor-forward menu items at affordable prices while relishing in the Mag Mile.


Wow Bao is a fast Asian concept known for its tasty food, energetic service and affordable prices, all served at “the speed of life”. Its menu focuses on fresh and healthy menu items, notably the bao, a traditional steamed bun filled with a variety of savory meats and vegetables or sweet dessert flavors.The portable Chinese snack is popular throughout Asia and has become a favorite in Chicago. Potstickers, dumplings, rice and noodle bowls, soups, salads and specialty drinks round out the menu. Since Wow Bao’s inception in 2003, the concept has grown from a single 386 square foot kiosk at Water Tower Place to seven company owned locations, a food truck, airport locations, college campuses, Major League Baseball Stadiums, NFL Stadiums, hotels, and more than 70 grocery stores which carry a frozen retail line. Wow Bao is now found in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington D.C.