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Bonchon adds execs as it ramps up for expansion

The Korean fried chicken concept has hired Greg Buchanan as senior vice president and Bryan Shin as CFO.
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Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon added two industry veterans to its management team as it prepares to expand in the U.S. and around the world, the company announced Wednesday.

Greg Buchanan becomes senior vice president of development, and Bryan Shin is the chain’s chief financial officer.

Most recently serving as chief development officer for Le Duff America, Buchanan previously held executive posts with TGI Fridays and Darden Restaurants. He was president of La Madeleine and Buffet Partners Holding Co.

Bryan Shin

Bryan Shin

Shin, who will be based in South Korea, has previously worked for Yum Brands, Goose Island Beer Co. and CJ Foodville.

Greg Buchanan

Greg Buchanan

Bonchon has aggressive growth plans, with a goal to add an additional 500 U.S. units in the next seven years. The chain, which first opened in the U.S. in 2006, currently has 93 domestic stores.

Flynn Dekker, formerly Wingstop’s CMO, was appointed to lead the chain last month.

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