Saturday, September 24 2022

Bonchon brings even more crunch to California

The famous US-based brand opens its first delivery and delivery-only concept

First 50 guests eat free, plus lion dancers

With its wide array of flavors and crunch-worthy Korean fried chicken, Bonchon—meaning “my hometown”—is a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Eastern Contra Costa County.

The hugely popular restaurant, known for its crispy, hand-brushed Korean fried chicken, is opening its 27th California location in Brentwood, located at 5611 Lonely Trees Road (near FedEx Office and Home Depot) with hours of operation 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will be run by local entrepreneur Thomas Nyugen.

This Brentwood site is also the very first for Bonchon dedicated to delivery and collection operations. With the new model, it will enable seamless interaction with customers and make the ordering process easier for people who want to get their favorite Bonchon meal via delivery or on-site pickup.

“Not only am I able to grow with such a globally loved brand, but to be able to offer the premier shipping and shipping location only is such an accomplishment,” Nyugen said. “I look forward to serving up the tasty Brentwood Bonchon community chicken with our specialty sauce offerings, I’m sure we’ll quickly become a regular spot for anyone looking to get a great meal for family, friends or themselves themselves.”

To give residents the opportunity to try Bonchon’s delicious crunchy chicken wings, a grand opening celebration will be held on Thursday August 11th. The first 50 guests will receive five of the brand’s fried chicken wings, hand-brushed with their choice of garlic soy sauce or spicy signature sauce, for free. To add to the excitement of the grand opening, the Brentwood venue will also host lion dancers at 6:00 p.m. on August 11 for the enjoyment of all guests.

Their menu also has entrees which include pot stickers, shrimp shumai, takoyaki (ball shaped squid), mini chicken burgers, pork buns, Korean tacos, popcorn shrimp and edamame; Main dishes including bulgogi (thinly sliced ​​marinated rib steak sautéed with mushrooms, scallions, sesame seeds and onions), japchae (stir-fried marinated rib steak), chicken katsu over rice, tteokbokki (cakes rice with fish cakes), bull dak (spicy chicken and rice cakes), wraps, bibimbap and fried rice dishes, as well as udon noodle soups and sesame-ginger salads. Their sides include fries, onion rings, kimchi, coleslaw, pickled radishes, kimchi coleslaw and, of course, rice; in addition, they offer a rice cake dessert called mochi. bonbon | Menu

“Our team couldn’t be more excited to open this new California location with Thomas. His passion for Bonchon and his dedication to serving the needs of communities are just two of the reasons he is an excellent operator within our system. franchise,” said Greg Buchanan, Chief Administrative Officer of Bonchon. “Customer convenience is a top priority for us, which is why the development of our premier drop-off and delivery location is an important milestone for the brand. We know residents will love having an easy way to get their Bonchon fix! »

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 over 385 locations worldwide and over 115 locations in the United States, the Korean chicken brand is causing a stir around the world. In addition to cult-favorite fried chicken wings, drumsticks and strips, the brand also offers a variety of tasty offerings and Pan-Asian favorites, including japchae, kimchi, Korean tacos and potstickers.

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

About BonchonBonchon is a global restaurant brand known for its distinctive Korean 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 aims to make “Crunch Out Loud” to its fans by sharing the joy of Korean hand-breaded fried chicken, double fried and crispy. with the world.

Bonchon currently has more than 386 restaurants in eight countries, including Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia, Vietnam and the United States. In the United States, the chain has more than 114 restaurants with franchise outposts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico , North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

The brand has won multiple accolades – it has been recognized by Business Insider as “the gold standard for fried chicken” and included in Nation’s Restaurant News 2021 “Top 500 Restaurants”, Fast’s “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” Casual Magazine 2022 and Entrepreneur’s Lists 2022 “Franchise 500”, “Fastest Growing Franchises”, “Top Food Franchise” and “Top Global Franchise”.

For more information on Bonchon, visit To learn more about its franchise opportunities, visit

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.


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Opening of the Korean fried chicken restaurant at the Brentwood/Antioch border on August 11

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