b.good at 168 Great Road
I recently spoke with Jon Olinto, co-founder of b.good. b.good opened their first location in 2004. According to Jon, the Bedford location will be their 11th restaurant (with 2 more expected to open in July). The Bedford location is bigger than most of their other locations, which means more seats and a produce case to display the produce they get from local farmers. Since the vegetables are from nearby farms, the selection varies seasonally.
The Bedford location has 48 seats and expects to employ about 20 people, including some Bedford High School students. Jon mentioned that b.good likes to be active in the local community. They currently have plans to provide food for Bedford High School on June 4th and food for the middle School on June 14th. Jon mentioned they were fairly happy with the permitting process in Bedford and they felt the town was pro business.
b.good plans to have a pre-opening celebration that will be open to people who joined their Family loyalty program. The pre-opening will feature live music and free food.
There seems to be a recent surge in restaurants focused on burgers. In the past year, Burlington alone added a b.good, Five Guys and a Bobby's Burger Palace.