Korean fried chicken franchise opens in Albany
October 12, 2020
What is described as South Korea’s largest fried-chicken chain, bb.q Chicken, opened earlier this week at 301 Central Ave., Albany, the first shop in the state beyond the New York City metro area. The company expanded to the U.S. six years ago and now has about 65 locations nationwide. The Central Avenue space previously was home to the Fujiya Ramen noodle shop from winter 2017 until earlier this year, when it closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a menu flier on bb.q Chicken Albany’s Facebook page, it serves bone-in chicken pieces, boneless nuggets or wing-only orders with flavors including honey-garlic, soy-garlic, Korean, “Cheeseling” (aka, “sweet and savory cheddar cheese and mascarpone cheese powder”) and several levels of spicy, plus several side dishes.