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Bonchon Promotes Greg Buchanan to Chief Administrative Officer

U.S.-Based Korean Fried Chicken Brand Positions Itself for Continued Rapid Growth by Adding New CAO and Head of HR to Leadership Team

February 22, 2022 // // DALLAS - Bonchon, the popular global restaurant concept known for its flavorful Korean fried chicken, has announced the promotion of Greg Buchanan to Chief Administration Officer.

Originally joining the team in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Development, Buchanan brought with him both wisdom and leadership that led to the launch of new business strategies that have ultimately led Bonchon to become one of the fastest growing brands in its category today. In his new role, Buchanan will lead the U.S. finance, accounting, and supply chain teams in addition to his current work leading franchise development, construction and real estate. Prior to joining the Bonchon team, Buchanan had extensive experience in various executive roles at TGI Friday’s, Darden and La Madeleine.

“Greg has made a monumental impact on Bonchon as we work to expand the brand to 400 units in the U.S. by 2027. He has helped transform our business strategy, which played a huge role in our brand’s success throughout the challenging months of the pandemic,” said Flynn Dekker, CEO of Bonchon. “We are grateful to have someone like Greg, who strongly believes in the mission of Bonchon, be a part of our executive team. We know that he will continue to lead Bonchon as we work to become one of the fastest growing concepts in the US.”

In addition to Buchanan’s promotion, Bonchon has also announced Carrie Goff as the new Vice President of Human Resources. Goff will focus on bringing in talented team members, continuing to manage the hybrid work environment, and driving recruiting efforts through the implementation of additional brand-defining benefits. Her previous experience includes leadership positions at brands like Black Eyed-Pea, Texas Wings, Which Wich, and more.

“Carrie’s role will be key to the advancement of our team and mission as she pursues a series of positive changes including hiring top talent to fuel our growing brand,” added Dekker. “She brings a wealth of experience, which will be a great benefit to Bonchon. We are thrilled to have her in this new role.”

Bonchon, which translates from Korean to English as “my hometown,” is known for its signature Korean fried chicken that is hand battered and double-fried to achieve its signature, crave-worthy crunch. Every piece of chicken is hand brushed to make each bite perfectly flavorful. Born in Busan, South Korea in 2002, Bonchon’s founder Jinduk Seo dreamed of sharing his favorite flavors with the world. In 2006, U.S. fans were able to Crunch Out Loud with the global sensation as the brand began its expansion across the country.

About Bonchon

Bonchon is a global restaurant brand known for distinctive Korean double-fried chicken, Asian fusion cuisine, and Korean specialties. Born in Busan, South Korea in 2002, the concept was raised in the heart of New York City in 2006. Bonchon sets out to have its fans “Crunch Out Loud” by sharing the joy of hand-battered, double-fried, crazy crispy Korean fried chicken with the world.

The brand has earned several accolades – it was recognized by Business Insider as “the gold standard for fried chicken” as well as included on Nation’s Restaurant News 2021 “Top 500 Restaurants”, Fast Casual Magazine’s 2021 “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” and Entrepreneur’s 2021 “Franchise 500 List.” Bonchon is positioned for strategic growth and has outlined an aggressive five year expansion plan, aimed at having 400 locations across the U.S. by 2026, in addition to the other seven countries Bonchon currently operates in.

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