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Beloved Korean Fried Chicken Chain Bonchon Heads to Midtown Houston

The new location is set to debut by the end of 2019

a spread of fried chicken, bibimbap, kimchi, radishes and other korean dishes
Kimchi, spicy fried chicken, and so much more are en route to Downtown
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Bonchon, a beloved South Korean chain known for its crispy fried chicken, will open a location in Midtown Houston.

A representative for Bonchon tells Eater that the location is set to arrive at 2100 Travis Street, Suite 110 in the coming months. It’s part of a major expansion for the chain, which, according to a press release, has plans to open 25 additional locations in 2019, including the Houston outpost and restaurants in Tennessee, Washington, North Carolina, and New Mexico.

Founded in 2002 in South Korea, Bonchon arrived in the Houston area in 2016, when it opened a location in Katy. A second outpost followed in Sugar Land the next year, making this new Midtown Houston location the chain’s first location inside the city limits. For folks who haven’t trekked to the suburbs to try Bonchon, it’s earned a cult following for its super-crispy fried chicken that’s tossed in spicy or soy-garlic sauce. Other Korean dishes, including bibimbap and tteokbokki are also on offer, along with bulgogi tacos and fries doused in Parmesan cheese.

An opening timeline for Bonchon’s Midtown debut has not been announced just yet, but expect it to arrive by the end of 2019. Stay tuned for an official opening date.