Bon Chon is a South Korean-based international fried chicken restaurant franchise. According to the company, Bonchon is a Korean word meaning "My Hometown". The first Bonchon Chicken restaurant opened in 2002 in Busan, South Korea. The first location in the U.S. was in Annandale, Virginia, home to a large South Korean expatriate population. It later spread to California, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Texas.