It’s Crunch Time: Bonchon Opens New Location in Skokie; First Fast Casual Bonchon Location in the Market
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It’s Crunch Time: Bonchon Opens New Location in Skokie; First Fast Casual Bonchon Location in the Market

Popular U.S.-Based Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant Gives Skokie the Opportunity to Crunch Out Loud

September 20, 2022 // // SKOKIE, Ill. - With its fan-loved Korean double-fried chicken, Bonchon is continuing to grow in the Chicagoland area.

The wildly popular restaurant, known for its crispy, hand-brushed Korean fried chicken, has announced a new opening at 5237 West Touhy Ave. The location owned and operated by Zia Ghani, will officially open on September 26th. Bonchon is on a rapid growth trajectory in Illinois with another location opening in Aurora in October and Tinley Park before the end of the year, as well as recently signed a lease for an upcoming location in Melrose Park.

“Chicagoland loves Bonchon, so we’re thrilled to be a part of expanding the Crunch Out Loud movement in the Northshore to bring fans delicious eats even closer to home,” said Ghani. “We can’t wait to welcome the Skokie community to our new location and spread the love of Korean fried chicken throughout it. I look forward to continuing to watch this amazing brand’s growth throughout the state.”

For those who want to explore the variety that Bonchon’s menu has to offer, dine-in, takeaway and delivery will be offered to customers. The grand opening event will take place on September 26th, offering the first 50 guests in line free, three-piece drums.

Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Since its inception in Busan, South Korea in 2002, Bonchon’s mission to share Korean comfort food around the world has been more than a success. With more than 390 locations worldwide and more than 115 locations in the U.S., the Korean chicken brand is a global sensation. On top of the cult-favorite fried chicken wings, drumsticks and strips, the brand also provides a variety of flavorful offerings and Pan Asian favorites including japchae, kimchi, Korean tacos and potstickers.

As strategic expansion continues and Bonchon locations sustain consistent sales growth, multi-unit operators have placed a high priority on adding the concept into their portfolios.

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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 established in the United States 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. It currently has more than 390 restaurants across eight countries including Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia, U.S, and Vietnam.

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 2022 “Top 500 Restaurants”, Fast Casual Magazine’s 2022 “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” and Entrepreneur’s 2022 “Franchise 500”, “Fastest Growing Franchises”, “Top Food Franchise” and “Top Global Franchise” lists.

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