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Growing Korean Fried Chicken Brand Partners with Leading Foodservice Cloud Platform to Drive Strategic Growth
CHICAGO – September 21, 2022 - ArrowStream, Inc. ("ArrowStream"), the leading foodservice cloud platform for supply chain intelligence, is proud to welcome Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken (“Bonchon”) to its network of over 275 chain operators across 105,000 restaurant locations, 1,300 distribution locations and 10,000 manufacturers.
Bonchon is a Dallas-based restaurant concept specializing in South Korean international fried chicken. Founded in 2002 in Busan, South Korea, Bonchon expanded to the U.S. in 2006 and currently operates over 115 restaurant locations across 24 states. Bonchon, a Korean word meaning “my hometown,” prides itself in sharing the joy of Korean comfort food around the world.
“This partnership will help to solve supply chain challenges and aim to support strategic growth initiatives more effectively,” said Jennifer Morgan, Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Chicken Officer at Bonchon. “The connection we’re building with ArrowStream is a real opportunity to modernize our processes and run our business with supply chain data and intelligence; we’re excited to be partnering with a trusted leader in the foodservice industry.”
As Bonchon’s business continues to rapidly grow, ArrowStream’s platform will allow Bonchon to effectively manage its supply chain, even in a multi-distributor network. Bonchon will now be able to seamlessly manage its day-to-day and key activities such as inventory, spend analytics and auditing in a more efficient manner.
“Bonchon is a perfect fit for ArrowStream Central, and we’re delighted to welcome Bonchon,” said Jeff Dorr, President at ArrowStream. “The brand has been able to stick to the core mission of sharing its traditional Korean Fried Chicken around the world while successfully expanding its footprint. Bonchon’s growth has been impressive and we’re confident that providing actionable real-time visibility into its supply chain will accelerate that momentum.”
Bonchon is the latest foodservice operator to partner with ArrowStream, joining a growing list of customers, including IPC Subway, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Shake Shack, FOCUS Brands and Brinker International, among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and provide its operator customers with a digital supply chain for purchasing, distribution and QA operation that enables them to manage food costs and ensure end-to-end visibility from stores to supplier inventory. The entire platform is powered by commodity intelligence to ensure supply chain teams are making the most informed purchasing decisions.
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ArrowStream, a Buyers Edge company, is the leading foodservice cloud platform for supply chain intelligence, with over 1,300 distribution locations, 10,000 manufacturers, and 275 leading brands across 105,000 restaurant locations tightly integrated into a single global network of applications and industry data. ArrowStream provides unparalleled levels of transparency, control, and actionable insight to mitigate risks, streamline operations, protect the brand, and optimize profitability. Find out more at www.arrowstream.com.
Bonchon is a global restaurant brand known for distinctive Korean double-fried chicken, Asian fusion cuisine, and Korean specialties. Born in Busan, South Korea in 2002, the concept was established in the United States in 2006. Bonchon sets out to have its fans “Crunch Out Loud” by sharing the joy of hand-battered, double-fried, crazy crispy Korean fried chicken with the world. It currently has more than 390 restaurants across eight countries including Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia, U.S, and Vietnam.
The brand has earned several accolades – it was recognized by Business Insider as “the gold standard for fried chicken” as well as included on Nation’s Restaurant News 2022 “Top 500 Restaurants”, Fast Casual Magazine’s 2022 “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” and Entrepreneur’s 2022 “Franchise 500”, “Fastest Growing Franchises”, “Top Food Franchise” and “Top Global Franchise” lists.
For more information about Bonchon, visit bonchon.com. To learn more about its franchise opportunities, visit franchising.bonchon.com.
Joe Ferrell: JFerrell@ArrowStream.com