Taiwan's TKK Fried Chicken expanding operations in US

In addition to recently opened NYC location, new stores planned for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas

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TKK Fried Chicken sign in NYC (Screengrab from Go Out on a LIM YouTube video)

TKK Fried Chicken sign in NYC (Screengrab from Go Out on a LIM YouTube video)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s most popular local fast-food restaurants, TKK Fried Chicken, founded in 1974, is expanding business operations in the United States this year, with new stores announced in four states so far.

According to the TKK Fried Chicken website, there are new locations planned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Quincy, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Richardson, Texas in the coming year.

The restaurant, in cooperation with the popular Kung Fu Tea Company, opened one location in New York City’s Flatiron neighborhood in December 2018. In addition to TKK's regular menu and bubble tea offerings from Kung Fu Tea, the American restaurant also serves wine and beer along with several other special additions not found in Taiwan.

Besides the store in NYC, which has been popular with customers, the only other stores found outside of Taiwan are two locations in Shanghai, reports Eater.

According to the company’s website, the company is now seeking franchise partners in the U.S., which likely means more states can look forward to tasting Taiwanese-style fried chicken soon.