Korean fried chicken brand Kyochon to open in April 2014
Is Super Junior coming, too?
Super Junior’s commercial for Kyochon. We wish they’d bring those dance moves here, too!
(SPOT.ph) It’s a launch that asks for a little patience. Chicken Kyochon’s impending arrival in Manila was announced in August 2013 with an opening set for December (and endorsers Super Junior rumored to be attending the ceremony). It’s February and still no Chicken Kyochon. Anticipating fans, however, can manage their expections: the popular Korean fried chicken joint has announced that they will finally open in April this year.
Chicken Kyochon began as a small chicken shop in 1991.Now, it operates over 1,000 stores in Korea, plus several more in the USA, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The popular brand is being brought to the Philippines by Wilson Chu’s company, also responsible for BreadTalk, ToastBox, Banana Leaf, Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen, Chops Chicago Steak House, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and other non-restaurant ventures. Kyochon was originally planned to open in December 2013 in Greenbelt.
According to an article in Business Mirror, nine Kyochon branches are already mapped out in local malls as Kyochon targets 10,000 stores by 2020. Branches in Vietnam and Cambodia are currently in the works.
Chu admits that the price point for Kyochon chicken will be slightly higher than other fastfood chicken brands. In The Philippine Star, he justifies this by adding that they are offering 15 flavors of chicken, all with less salt and with no MSG compared to their rivals. Chu’s group is planning for Kyochon to replace BreadTalk as their flagship concept.
With the date set, the question becomes: is Super Junior still coming?