South Korea has established itself as a significant global soft power, boasting a multitude of cultural exports ranging from popular music and television to culinary delights. Among these, one that stands out for Malaysian locals is the renowned South Korean restaurant chain, KyoChon 1991, which has recently achieved Halal Certification.
Renowned for delivering consistently crisp, juicy, and succulent Korean-styled fried chicken, KyoChon 1991 has rapidly established a strong reputation among Malaysians. This reputation has been building since the inauguration of their initial flagship store in the 1 Utama shopping center back in 2014.
KyoChon 1991 Earns Halal Certification from JAKIM
To make its menu accessible to Malaysians of all backgrounds, KyoChon 1991 has always served only pork-free dishes since its debut in the local market. These dishes are prepared using the finest quality Halal ingredients, sourced directly from Korea, reflecting their continued commitment to inclusivity and quality.
Muslim patrons can now dine with complete assurance as the Osan-originated chain, KyoChon 1991, has officially become the inaugural Korean fried chicken brand to earn Halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia – JAKIM).
In a press conference hosted on May 11, 2023, at KyoChon 1991’s location in The Gardens shopping center, it was announced that 15 of their 35 nationwide establishments will now boast the Halal certification. This includes ten eateries in Selangor, two each in Johor and Penang, and one in Negeri Sembilan.
According to company spokespeople, the Halal certification bestowed by JAKIM exemplifies their rigorous food safety standards, which are integral to the company’s operations. This, in turn, has helped to strengthen the trust they’ve earned from their patrons, further establishing KyoChon 1991 as a brand Malaysians can rely on.
In that vein, they have also extended their appreciation to their franchisor for a sizeable investment into a multi-million dollar automated factory, dedicated to producing KyoChon 1991 sauces and seasonings to ensure consistency between Korean and Malaysian restaurants alike. Additionally, they are also looking to expand the number of their Halal-certified restaurants shortly.
In the same spirit, they also expressed their gratitude towards their franchisor for the substantial investment in a multimillion-dollar automated factory. This factory is specifically designed to manufacture KyoChon 1991’s unique sauces and seasonings, ensuring uniformity between their Korean and Malaysian outlets. Furthermore, they plan to increase the number of their Halal-certified restaurants in the upcoming future.
The press conference was graced by Terry Goh, the Chief Executive Officer of KyoChon 1991 Malaysia, and Mohd Fakarudin bin Mas’od, Senior Chief Assistant Director, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), who officially presented KyoChon 1991 with their Halal certificate.
In celebration of this milestone, KyoChon 1991 is offering a 15% discount on all dine-in, takeaway, and online orders from May 12, 2023, to June 13, 2023, with no minimum spend necessary. For further details on the company’s Halal certification, please visit their official website through the provided link.
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