Pop’s Backdoor originally opened at it’s first location in the Brightleaf area of Downtown Durham in early 2008. Then the restaurant moved to it’s current location in South Durham in the summer of 2010. Pop’s Backdoor South was previously a part of the Durham Restaurant Group, that included Pop’s Trattoria, and Rue Cler. In January 2013, Chef Jefe Lubiano and Shannon Lubiano, became the new owners of Pop’s Backdoor South. Saroj Poudel took over in summer of 2016.