Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Bonchon Plans to Open on Moody Street in Waltham

A group of Korean fried chicken franchises with four locations in Eastern Massachusetts is opening a fifth spot, and this one will be on a well-known "restaurant row."

According to a post on the Bring Retail to Waltham Facebook group page, Bonchon is planning to open on Moody Street in Waltham, with @brandnewwatch telling us that the new eatery will be moving into the space where J & N Joke Shop had been. Once it opens, the new location of Bonchon will join shops in Allston, Cambridge's Harvard Square, Salem, and Lowell, along with a number of others across the country and in other parts of the world.

Bonchon offers fried wings, drumsticks, strips, and combos, with sauce choices including hot sauce, soy sauce, and half-and-half; it also serves Korean items such as kimchi, bulgogi, and bi bim bap.

The address for this upcoming dining spot in Waltham is: Bonchon, 329 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453. The website for Bonchon is at: http://www.bonchon.com/

[July 24, 2017 update: Plans for Bonchon to open in Waltham are still on, and the Waltham News Tribune says that it is now going through the permit and construction process, though no opening date has been given as of yet.]

[April 5, 2019 update: According to a source (Ryan O'Shea), Bonchon in Waltham finally had a soft opening this week, with a Facebook post from the place seeming to confirm this. A Reddit post mentions that the grand opening will apparently be taking place in approximately a month, so stay tuned for more updates.]

[May 2, 2019 update: Eater Boston confirms what sources have told us, that Bonchon is now open in Waltham.]

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