Once in a while, a Korean food variation will pop up, experience massive success and the pioneering location will have line-ups around the corner, followed by a fanatical franchising movement throughout the country. About 8 years ago, that fad was cheese buldak and Hongcho Buldak was the franchise that spread like wildfire.
This time around, the new concept involves merging cheese and back ribs. James Cheese Back Ribs started out in Hongdae, back in April 2014. Line-ups ensued. 113 franchised locations opened up within 7 months, along with another 160+ similarly themed franchises emerging to ride the wave of cheese back ribs. Basically, you can now find this all over Korea. Interested in finding a location near you serving cheese back ribs? Leave us a comment below and we’ll dig up directions for you.