Walk down any neighborhood in South Korea and you’ll find a mom-and-pop fried chicken joint on every block. Bonchon founder, Mr. Jinduk Seh, had a desire to perfect the recipe for his favorite comfort food. The result was Bonchon, translated to “my hometown”.
Bonchon first came to New York City in 2007. It became clear that this was no ordinary fried chicken franchise. Bonchon quickly won the title as the "Best Fried Chicken in Manhattan" and gained a cult-like following among foodies. The paper thin crust, non-greasy texture, and crispy yet juicy chicken proved to be a powerful combination.
Today there are more than 200 locations worldwide with a presence in the U.S., South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia. The Bonchon headquarters is based in Manhattan, New York City.