It’s Crunch Time: Bonchon Opens its First Location in Tennessee
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It’s Crunch Time: Bonchon Opens its First Location in Tennessee

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

January 13, 2023 // // SMYRNA, Tenn. - With its award-winning Korean double-fried chicken, Bonchon launches its first location in the state of Tennessee.

The wildly popular restaurant, known for its crispy, hand-brushed Korean fried chicken, is announcing a new opening at 578 Sam Ridley Pkwy W. Alan Lan, the owner and operator, will be officially opening the doors on Jan. 19.

“There is a ton of opportunity in Tennessee for Bonchon and I am happy to be able to be the first to introduce the brand to the state by bringing it to the Smyrna community,” said Lan. “The restaurant is perfectly located in central Tennessee, which allows us to draw in community members from surrounding areas of Smyrna too. We hope to see more people throughout Tennessee discover the flavors and crunch that make our fried chicken so special.”

Bonchon Smyrna is a fast casual location and everything on the menu is available for takeout and delivery. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Friday through Saturday.

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 120 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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