Bad news for Annandale residents hoping to get their Korean fried chicken fix: BonChon has left Annandale.
A representative in the BonChon New York headquarters, who declined to give their name, said the BonChon franchise located at 6653 Little River Tpke., Suite H in the Willow Run Shopping Center is no longer at that address. However, the company still lists Annandale as a location on their website. The representative declined to give a reason as to why the franchise left.
A new restaurant, Chi-MC Chicken & Beer, has replaced BonChon, but patrons can expect similar food under a different name. A sign on the door says the name of the location changed January 2013. The note also mentions that the restaurant will undergo renovations for a couple of weeks starting Feb. 4.
According to permit information filed with Fairfax County, the building is still owned by Anna Minyong Kim. A permit was filed last month to change the signage on the storefront to reflect the new name.
Calls to Kim were not returned at the time of publication.