Korean restaurant chain BB.Q Chicken is opening its first Austin location, as reported by the Austin Business Journal. It’ll be found at The Crescent shopping plaza at Airport and North Lamar boulevards in the Highland neighborhood. There is no projected opening date as of yet.
The actual name BB.Q. stands not for barbecue but “best of the best quality.” The restaurant chain focuses on Korean fried chicken made with extra virgin olive oil, dubbed the golden olive chicken. There are other Korean fried chicken varieties, like the spicy saucy vampire chicken, grilled chicken thighs roasted with a jerk sauce, and soy-garlic chicken.
Then there are other Korean dishes, such as budae jjigae (a spicy sausage stew), bulgogi dolsotbap (a rice dish topped with marinated beef slices), dukbokki (stir-fried rice cakes), kimchi, etc., along with non-Korean items like pastas (one paired with bulgogi, another is a a creamy pasta placed in a bread bowl), pizza (including one topped with pineapples AND bananas and a pastry-based one topped with blueberries), and chicken sandwiches.
BB.Q opened in 1995 in Korea by the Genesis BBQ Group. It grew quickly across the world and expanded into America in 2006. There are locations in Katy and Dallas.
The Austin location of BB.Q Chicken will be found in the same shopping plaza that houses Asian supermarket 99 Ranch, popular Taiwanese chain 85 Degree Bakery, conveyor belt sushi chain Kura, and others. Also to come to the address are tori paitan-focused Sazan Ramen and frozen dumpling shop Steamies.
Eater has reached out to BB.Q Chicken for more information. This article will be updated accordingly.
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