Pelicana Chicken, the popular Korean fried chicken chain that made its way to NYC back in 2014, is gearing up to open their first Greenwich Village restaurant this weekend.
With seven outposts in Brooklyn, Queens, an (most recently) Manhattan’s K-Town area, the self-proclaimed “King of Chicken” is no stranger to NYC. That said, it was recently announced that Pelicana Chicken will be expanding within Manhattan as of June 1 at 52 East 8th Street in Greenwich Village. The new, 1,000-square-foot space will serve up delicious Korean-style chicken similar to their other locations including their half or whole fried boneless chicken, fried wings, grilled wings, and the star of the show: their sauces.
Pelicana is known just as much for their variety of sauces as their chicken. Their signature sweet and spicy sauce even comes in three heat levels: Kindergarten (one chili index), Elementary (two chili index), and High School (three chili index). Some of their other tasty sauces include honey garlic, BBQ, camembert white cheese, cheddar yellow cheese, and scallion with scallion sauce.
Established in Daejeon, South Korea in 1982, Pelicana has grown to be a global restaurant with over 3000 stores around the world. The Korean-style chicken was brought to the U.S. in 2014 and is now offered in 12 places on the East Coast with plans to open franchises in the west soon.
According to a recent report by Eater, the restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Also published on Medium.