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Korean fried chicken giant opens first B.C. location in Metro Vancouver

With over 3,000 locations worldwide, they've finally got a B.C. franchise!
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Korean fried chicken giant Pelicana has opened up in Burnaby.

The restaurant took over the space at 9626 Cameron Street that had formerly been Sushi Gen, located right next door to Red Robin in the Lougheed Plaza strip mall that sits across from Lougheed Town Centre shopping mall.

If you haven’t heard of Pelicana before, you’re likely not alone because they don’t have any B.C. locations - until now. The nearest one is in Edmonton.

But it’s a global giant, with more than 3,000 locations since the chain first opened in 1982.

Most Pelicana locations are in South Korea, but the company has expanded into the U.S., as well as mainland China and Malaysia, plus a few other countries.

The company touts “Korea’s unique chicken flavours” and the “signature yan-nyum chicken” – a sweet and spicy sauce developed by Pelicana.

Some of the chicken dishes simply have that traditional fried chicken coating, while others are covered in decadent sauces. Sauce options include soy, garlic, or 'hot devil.' They have "Snowing Cheese" fried chicken, fried chicken gizzard, and spicy seafood soup. Sides include onion rings, cheese sticks, and Kimchi fried rice.

The location is ideal for Pelicana because the corridor along North Road is a hub for Korean restaurants and businesses.


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Pelicana is located at 9626 Cameron Street in Burnaby

With additional reporting by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome. This story was originally published on Aug. 10, 2020 and has since been updated with new information.

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