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Open Daily for Takeout & Delivery


Hot Box dishes up made from scratch, global fare that puts smiles on faces. We are all about that knock'm'out flavor that puts the look of love in your eyes. Bringing street-level pub food to tap rooms around the greater Charlotte area since 2012. Based inside the Southern Strain Brewing Co in Concord, North Carolina.  

Our mission is to serve up cravable eats, inspired by street food culture around the world, to our neighbors around North Carolina.



Founder + Head Chef Michael Bowling lives to turn folks' day around. His passion for food and hospitality radiates through his cooking and contagious smile. A survivor of many life obstacle, Mike's long-lived dream has been to bring joy to people through food and the bountiful memories it provides. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia Mike now resides in Charlotte, NC where he operates Next Level Food Group. His cooking is inspired by the global fabric of America and the many flavors that are brought to our shores from all over the world.

Made from scratch

Made from scratch is our quality standard, a promise, to serve you made from-the-heart by-the-hand food that's fresh to order. This is our difference. From our sauces to the crispy delicious fritters, we put in the effort to offer you a nearly complete menu that's all made by hand. If we can make it in our little kitchen, you can bet your ass we are making it.

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