Chubby Cattle Bellevue
Photo Courtesy: Chubby Group

Premier Restaurant Group, Chubby Group (formerly known as Chubby Cattle International), submitted an application to the City of Bellevue for its popular all-you-can-eat wagyu hot pot and Japanese barbecue eatery. It is planned to move into the second floor of Lincoln Square North, where Din Tai Fung was originally located.

The Bellevue location plans to introduce a concept featuring both wagyu all you can eat hot pot and barbecue, inspired by the concept of its Wagyu House Chicago location but with a more luxurious interior design.

Chubby Cattle provides a full dining experience, using a conveyor belt to serve traditional hot pot meals, as well as robot servers. According to the website, “Chubby Group cultivates a dining experience that promotes technological innovation, the freshest ingredients, and the art of being together.”

The menu features all-you-can-eat barbecue including unlimited American, Australian, and Japanese A5 Wagyu beef. Diners can grill bite-sized meat pieces at their own table. A la carte items are also available, as well as a chef’s tasting menu for two that starts at the price of $188.

The 6,685 square foot space is undergoing a remodel. Once finished, the restaurant will have new storefront windows and doors. Studio19 Architects is the designer for the project.

Chubby Group was founded by Haibin Yang and David Zhao in 2015. They are both Forbes 30 under 30 Alumni. The concept was inspired by Mongolian, Tibetan, and Chinese philosophies of medicine and healing. The restaurant is the first in the world to provide refrigerated conveyor belt based hotpot meals.

This is expected to be the 42nd location under our Chubby Group. Currently, there are 20 stores across the United States, and this year it aims to complete the expansion to 50 stores.

The slated opening date of Chubby Cattle is December 2024.

Din Tai Fung first submitted documents to the City of Bellevue to move into its new location in February 2023. This was after Maggiano’s Little Italy announced that it was closing its doors after being open since 2005. The space is 7,000 square feet of space and fits 220 customers, which is double its restaurant space in its first location. The eatery first opened at Lincoln Square North on the second floor in 2010 and was the second to open in the United States.

Din Tai Fung is now open at its bigger location at 10455 Northeast 8th Street. It was designed by architecture firm, Rockwell Group, and merges elements of the Pacific Northwest’s landscape with the cultural spirit of the Din Tai Fung brand. The restaurant has two private dining rooms for an intimate dining experience, with red wall coverings, washi paper chandeliers, and mirrored ceilings. The menu remains the same.

Chubby Cattle Bellevue
Photo Courtesy: Chubby Group

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