About Bonchon

Bonchon is a Korean fried chicken franchise that prides itself on it’s unique dining experience and hospitality. Our vision is to allow everyone around the world to experience our perfected Korean fried chicken.

Our award winning fried chicken recipe has travelled far and wide, all the way from Busan , South Korea. In less than 10 years after Bonchon’s  first store opening in 2006 within the US . Bonchon has become an internationally loved brand with over 160 locations spanning across 13 countries. By 2015, Bonchon is opening more than 50 outlets in the US alone.

Why Bonchon?

Unique Menu Offering

Bonchon harmonizes the fried chicken and beer experience together with a savory selection of Asian fusion cuisine.Bonchon speciality is fried chicken, which is made to order using a unique frying method perfected by our founder Jinduk Seh. Because many have cited a frequent craving for our chicken, our customers have dubbed it “Addictive.”

Our Featured Menu consists of a variety of fusion Korean and Asian dishes, such as Bibimbop, Japchae and Tteokbokki. We also have an American inspired line featuring Bonchon sliders and seasoned french fries.


In addition to excellent food, Bonchon offers a variety of dining experiences. Our franchisees are offered a variety of revenue streams, having the flexibility to choose between three different concepts for their restaurant: sports bar, traditional sit-down or quick service. For the ultimate convenience, some restaurants also offer take-out and delivery services.

  1. Sports bar restaurants offer a full bar and televisions for broadcasting games.
  2. Traditional sit-down restaurants provide a friendly, casual dining experience perfect for gathering with family or friends.
  3. Quick service restaurants serve Bonchon to customers looking for express-style dining.

Hands-on Support

Bonchon franchisees benefit through training programs, including a four-week initial training at our headquarters in New York and an intensive five days on-site training during the store opening. Additionally, our franchisees receive support for ongoing operations, quality assurance, public relations and marketing.


“The new KFC: Korean fried chicken takes America by storm,”
USA Today, 2015

Best Asian NYC Restaurants Contest “The best Korean Fried Chicken in NYC,”
The Epoch Time, 2015

“Bonchon does Korean fried chicken that’s amazing,..”
Anthony Bourdain, WestJet Magazine, 2015

“The 100 Very Best Restaurants for 2014”

Golden Grub Award, GrubHub, 2012

“Best chicken wings in the country,”
CNN, 2012

“BonChon answers ‘crazy demand’ for Korean chicken,”
Washington Business Journal, 2011

CRAVED Restaurant Award, Best Game Day Food, 2011 Seamless

“Critics’ Picks: Best Restaurants,”
New Jersey Monthly, 2009

“The Best Buffalo Hot Wings in America: A Critical View,”
Esquire Magazine, 2009

“Koreans Share Their Secret for Chicken with a Crunch,”
The New York Times, 2007

Join Us, If You Are:

  • Enthusiastic to start your own Bonchon establishment.
  • Dedicated to operational excellence as a full-time or principal operator of the business.
  • Capable of meeting minimum investment requirements and demonstrate solid credit history.
  • No experience necessary, but previous restaurant, retail and management experience would be advantageous.
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