Bonchon, meaning “my hometown” in Korean, is a global Korean comfort food restaurant brand that originated from South Korea in 2002. Founder and owner Mr. Jinduk Seo spent years perfecting the distinct cooking technique and addictive sauces that have made Bonchon Chicken the well-loved global phenomenon it is today.
Walk down any neighborhood in Korea and you’ll find a mom-and-pop fried chicken joint on almost every block. With years of hands-on experience with Korean cuisine, founder Jinduk Seo, decided to focus on perfecting a recipe for fried chicken, and share one of his country’s favorite comfort foods with the world. The result was Bonchon, which suitingly means “my hometown” in Korean.
The first Bonchon opened in 2002, in the coastal city of Busan, South Korea. Since then, Bonchon has risen to the level of global phenomenon with stores in the United States, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Cambodia, with more to follow in 2016. In 2006 Seh debuted his signature sauces in Fort Lee NJ, due to popularity of these signature flavors he then opened his first full service location in Leonia NJ, jump-starting Bonchon’s rise to fame.