Korean fried chicken chain bb.q Chicken has opened its second Hawaii location in Aiea Shopping Center. Located next to Aiea Bowl, this restaurant has a large following both locally and globally for its authentic fried chicken wings and sides. bb.q Chicken began in South Korea in 1995 and since then, the brand has grown to more than 500 stores in 57 international countries.
bb.q Chicken’s first Hawaii location opened in Kahala last November in Kuono Marketplace. This fast-growing franchise is known for its ultra-crispy and deliciously juicy fried chicken that’s popular even among mega K-pop superstars like BTS and Bae Suzy. Each menu item is made to order using authentic imported ingredients from Korea to keep the taste and quality of Korea. The chicken is fried in traditional Korean methods where it is hand brushed, hand battered and fried at 165-degree Celsius for a longer period of time, creating an unforgettably crispy texture with a juicy and tender bite.
Whether it’s a quick lunch takeout, a potluck dish to share for Thanksgiving or a casual dinner out with friends and family to enjoy chimaek (fried chicken and beer), bb.q chicken is a versatile dining option. Popular dishes include the Honey Garlic Wings, Golden Fried Wings, and Half & Half Chicken. You can also enjoy various K-foods such as ddeok-boki and mandoo.
“Our main goal is to provide the healthiest, most delicious premium chicken to the world,” says Chairman Yoon Hong-guen. “When we opened our first bb.q chicken restaurant in 1995, quality was our top priority and we continue to strive for the same high quality food for our customers today.”
bb.q Chicken Hawaii
• Kahala Location: 4210 Waialae Ave. Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96816 (Located in Kuono Marketplace). Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Aiea Location: 99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. #303, Aiea, HI 96701 (Located next to Aiea Bowl). Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Online ordering and delivery options available
About bb.q Chicken
In 1995, Our Chairman Yoon Hong-guen founded Genesis bb.q Group in Seoul, South Korea with one simple mission: serve great-tasting, high-quality Korean fried chicken to the world. It’s safe to say that mission succeeded, as bb.q now operates in hundreds of stores across the globe. Our secret is simple: Under chairman Yoon’s idea that defines franchise business as education business, we established Chicken University to keep us on the cutting edge of quality and flavor, and all our stores—whether it’s in Korea or Kansas—champion Korean culture with authentic recipes, exciting flavors, and superior customer service.