With a name that translates to “my hometown,” the South Korean-based chicken chain pays homage to Asian flavors through its signature wings, drumsticks and strips. The made-to-order wings are double fried, leading to some attention-grabbing endorsements. International Business Times included Bonchon on its “Best Chicken Wings in NYC” list in 2015, and TV’s Anthony Bourdain told WestJet Magazine that “Bonchon does Korean fried chicken that’s amazing.” Franchisees have a choice of store formats: QSR, sports bar or traditional casual dining.

2015 Systemwide Sales$29,400,000*
% Change in Sales26.7%
2015 U.S. Units35
% Change in Units45.8%
2015 Average Unit Volume$995,000*
% Change in AUV-3.4%
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingYes