Global Korean Fried Chicken Chain Pelicana Chicken To Open Location In San Diego

June 13, 2021

One of Korea's largest fried chicken chains with more than 2,000 location, Pelicana Chicken will soon open a location in San Diego.  

Founded in 1982, Pelicana was a pioneer in delivering nicely packaged fried chicken in South Korea. The chain now has locations all around Korea, China, and Malaysia, as well as branches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Buena Park, CA. The chain offers a simple menu of Korean fried chicken, chicken wings, boneless tenders, and chicken sandwiches with 6 sauce options, as well as side dishes like chicken gizzards, fries, onion rings, sausage cheese bacon roll, and sea snail spicy salad. 

The San Diego location of Pelicana Chicken will open in the space currently occupied by Convoy Tofu House (not to be confused with Tofu House) within Convoy Center in Kearny Mesa. The restaurant will be operated by franchisees Youngho Kim and Jong Lim. The San Diego branch will also sell beer, soju, and soft drinks. 

Pelicana Chicken is anticipated to open by year's end at 4229 Convoy Street in San Diego's Kearny Mesa. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.