August 2, By Jason Cohen
A popular Korean fried chicken restaurant is opening its fourth location in Astoria later this month by the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. subway station.
The Astoria establishment, which will be located at 22-58 31st Street, the home of the former Golden Fruit Market, will mark the fourth Pelicana Chicken to open in the United States, with Julie Kim as the exclusive master franchiser in the country.
Kim has opened restaurants in Sunnyside, Flushing and Palisades Park, NJ, within the last three years. The Sunnysidepost reported earlier this year that Pelicana Chicken was opening in Astoria.
Kim said that she is opening the Astoria venue since her two other Queens restaurants get many calls from local residents seeking take-out.
She noted that the menu will be the same in Astoria as its other locations with a few new additions and some taken out, as certain Korean dishes won’t be a right fit for the neighborhood.
Pelicana is headquartered in South Korea where there are more than 2,000 stores.
The restaurant is best known for offering more than 50 possible combinations of flavored chicken. It is also known for its crispy, boneless chicken.
The restaurant has also added all-natural fruit sorbets for dessert.
It will offer free delivery in Astoria and can be made online at www.pelicanachickenusa.com.
Hours of operation are:
Sunday to Thursday – 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.