BonChon Chicken

BonChon Chicken at 7380 Bell Creek Road, Unit 4, Mechanicsville

BonChon Chicken - the fast casual Korean fried chicken chain - is opening its first location in the city of Richmond at 308 N. Laurel St.

A spokesperson for the restaurant group said construction is underway, but they're not releasing an opening date at this time.

In 2013, the restaurant chain opened its first Richmond-area location at 8026 W. Broad St. in Fountain Square; its second and third locations opened last year at 11607 Midlothian Turnpike in the Towne Crossings Shopping Center and at t 7380 Bell Creek Road in the Hanover Square Shopping Center in Mechanicsville.

The Fan District space is on VCU's Monroe Park campus and has been a number of short-lived restaurant concepts over the years.

BonChon opened its first location in Korea in 2002. In 2006 it opened its first spot in the U.S. and now it has nearly 200 stores worldwide, including five countries in Asia.

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