ORLANDO, Fla. – bb.q Chicken, a Korean fried chicken chain, is planning to open its first Florida restaurant in Orlando next month.
The company has not set a firm opening date, but a spokesperson for bb.q said the Orlando location, 1246 E. Colonial Drive, will open sometime in mid-October.
While this is set to be the first bb.q Chicken location in Florida, it will not be the last. The company said it is planning to open more locations in the Sunshine State — in Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville and Miami — in the near future.
The building that bb.q Chicken is moving into used to house Tasty Wok before it moved to a bigger location across the street.
bb.q Chicken was founded in South Korea in 1995, according to the website. The chain came to the U.S. in 2014 with the founding of BBDOTQ USA, an American subsidiary of the corporation.
The menu offers a variety of fried chicken options from a traditional preparation to several sauced and seasoned variations. There are also some recognizable American sides — onion rings, fries, mozzarella sticks — along with more Korean-inspired fare such as kimchi fried rice, fried dumplings and pickled radish.
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