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Seoul Gwanghwamun Chicken and Hamburger Franchise: KFC

KFC, standing alongside McDonald’s, is a notable American franchise fast-food restaurant. Commonly referred to as “KFC,” it abbreviates “Kentucky Fried Chicken.” As the name suggests, its headquarters are in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Founded in the 1930s in Kentucky by Colonel Sanders, also known as Colonel Sanders, KFC started as “Kentucky Fried Chicken.” Many KFC outlets worldwide feature a statue of the founder, Colonel Sanders, as part of the brand’s identity.

“KFC in Seoul Gwanghwamun”

KFC is a global brand found in major regions, including various locations in South Korea. In the Gwanghwamun area, which can be considered a central office hub in Seoul, you can locate a KFC.

The Gwanghwamun branch is situated near Gwanghwamun Plaza, accessible from a narrow alley south of Sejong Cultural Center.

“A Two-Story KFC”

The KFC store is organized on two floors. Interestingly, there is a traditional Korean medicine clinic on the upper floor, sharing the building with the fast-food outlet.

Known for its chicken, KFC offers a menu featuring items such as chicken and chicken patty burgers.

It’s a convenient place for a solo meal in the Gwanghwamun area. (While you might expect to find McDonald’s near Gwanghwamun Plaza, McDonald’s is unexpectedly located near City Hall Station.)

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Chicken and Hamburger Franchise: KFC Gwanghwamun Branch”

  • Address: 7 Sejong-daero 23-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-738-9870
  • Business Hours: (Daily) 10:30 – 22:00
  • Website: https://www.kfckorea.com