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Bonchon Chicken (Hangul: 본촌치킨; Hanja: 本村치킨) is a South Korean-based fried chicken franchise restaurant. In addition to locations in South Korea, there are also several Bonchon Chicken locations within the United States, Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken by being fried twice. This results in the skin being crunchier and less greasy. Furthermore, Korean-style chicken is not characterized by the crags and crusty nubs associated with American fried chicken. A number of other traditional Korean dishes are also on the menu.
Bonchon Chicken patrons can choose to have their chicken with either a mild, hot sauce or a soy garlic sauce and is served with complimentary pickled radish. Because of the cooking technique, there is a 30-minute preparation time for the fried chicken. Therefore, it is suggested that orders be placed ahead of time.
The first BonChon Chicken restaurant opened in 2002 in Busan, Korea. The USA currently has the second most locations with 18 BonChon restaurants. The first location in the USA was in Leonia, New Jersey. It later spread to California, New York, and Virginia. There are 12 locations in South Korea, 20 in the Philippines, 2 in Thailand, and 4 in Indonesia. There are also many new locations pending in different countries.
Jinduk Seh is the current President and CEO of BonChon Chicken. The United States Headquarters is located in New York City, where all the training is done. The first BonChon Chicken store was in Leonia, New Jersey.
- Bonchon LLC. (n.d.). Bonchon chicken. Retrieved from http://www.bonchon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/BonChon-Franchise-Information.pdf