Red Bang Bang opens Sunday on West Maxwell St.

Instead of referring to your favorite Chinese take-out restaurant as “that place down on tredbangbanghe corner,” you’ll remember this one’s name.
Red Bang Bang opens Sunday at 103 West Maxwell Street and instead of 100 of the usual Chinese items, you have 10. “It’s a Chinese restaurant that is Chipotle-style. We call it fast casual. We have a big open kitchen layout and people can watch us cook. You can walk up and pick steamed rice, fried rice, stir-fried vegetables, beef and broccoli, or General Tso, or some of each. Everything is a buck a scoop,” said Kevin Decarlo, who is marketing and branding consultant for owners Cai and Sheng Dong.
The Dongs chose the name so it would stand out from all the other Chinese restaurants. “Red is good luck in the Chinese culture, and bang is awesome. Luck and awesome,” Decarlo said
Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 225-2264.