10 Restaurant Chains That Serve the Best Korean Fried Chicken


Korea calls "Bon-chon" "my hometown" or "roots". Bonchon, one of Korea's most popular chains, was founded in Busan, South Korea, in 2002. It has over 400 locations globally including 139 in the U.S..

bb.q Chicken

BBQ Chicken has almost 3,500 outlets in 57 countries, including 250 in North America. Bb.q offers entire chicken (wings, breasts, and thighs), classic wings, and boneless alternatives in 14 varieties.


American chicken-wing chain Wingstop has over 1,700 U.S. and international locations. Its spicy Korean fried chicken flavor prompted several taste tests and recreations.

Left Wing Bar

Cold beer complements crunchy Korean fried chicken well. Korean franchise Left Wing Bar uses this universal fact at its seven U.S. sites. The business offers solely crispy boneless or traditional wings.

BHC Chicken

Korean KFC is BHC Chicken. With over 2,100 outlets globally, it claims to be Korea's top chicken brand. It built a shop in LA and wants to grow nationwide. Bburinkle, chicken made with the chain's Korean cheese seasoning, Matcho-King.

CM Chicken

Korean chain Choong Man Chicken has stores in Illinois, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. The U.S. offers tenders, drums, wings, half and full chickens in standard fried or "snow" style, coated in your choice of sauce.


Pelicana is one of the longest-running and most popular Korean fried chicken businesses, with over 3,000 outlets globally including 28 in the U.S. Some locations provide its famous sweet and spicy chicken and hot chili chicken.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack introduced this South Korean dish to the U.S. after consumers loved it. The East Coast-born burger chain's limited-time Korean-Style Chicken Sandwich has gochujang-glazed crispy chicken breast over white kimchi slaw and toasted sesame seeds.

Kyochon Chicken

South Koreans love Kyochon Chicken, and now Americans can too owing to recent growth and promises for more. Four West Coast U.S. sites are among the franchise's 68 globally.

The Cheesecake Factory

To make Korean fried chicken healthier, The Cheesecake Factory wok-tosses boneless crispy chicken with Spicy Korean barbecue sauce and serves it over rice with kimchi, avocado, mushrooms, sesame seeds, and cilantro.