St. Paul-based Bap and Chicken
opening second location in Arizona
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - September 2021
A local Korean fried chicken joint is venturing outside of the Twin Cities and going to roost in Arizona.
Bap and Chicken Owner Celebrates Adoption, Including His Own
Racket - September 2021
Did you know that per capita, Minnesota is home to the second-largest group of Korean adoptees in the United States?
Bap and Chicken Getting Ready to Open Their First Arizona Store
What Now Phoenix - September 2021
Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Bap and Chicken has just started the build out for their first Arizona store at 960 N 54th Street in Chandler where a Habit Burger Grill used to be.
Bap And Chicken Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
WCCO Mid-Morning - July 2021
The restaurant opened in July 2019 on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, and then made it through its first anniversary navigating the pandemic, owner John Gleason explains.
John Gleason - Bap and Chicken
Food Service News - February 2021
...“Koreans eat kimchi jjigae all year round,” he continues, likening it to the eastern Asia country’s version of chicken soup. “It’s comfort food, not pretentious at all … and it makes you feel good.”...
A special documentary for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War
CTS America - December 2020
Minnesota, a City that Loves Korea...
Fried chicken sandwiches are booming in the Twin Cities
Star Tribune - November 2020
The Twin Cities' standout fried chicken sandwiches showcase our incredibly diverse food scene: Hmong, Italian, Korean, soul food, Nashville-via-Ethiopia...
10 new and soon-to-open restaurants and bars in the Twin Cities
Star Tribune - September 2020
The plan was to open a second location of Bap and Chicken, the Korean-style fried chicken restaurant that opened on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue last year...
St. Paul chef offers fresh takes on Korean classics
The Mac Weekly - March 2020
...Bap and Chicken, the brainchild of industry veteran John Gleason, serving made-from-scratch Korean fair with a Minnesotan twist....
Restaurant Dishes Up Owner’s Passion
THREESIXTY JOURNALISM - January 2020
“It’s me on a plate,” said John Gleason, owner and head chef at Bap and Chicken...
This St. Paul Chef’s Got Seoul
THREESIXTY JOURNALISM - January 2020
...His restaurant’s cuisine combines his South Korean heritage with his upbringing: Think rice bowls and cheese curds...
"Hangin’ with Klecko: Bap and Chicken’s John Gleason"
Food Service News By Klecko - November 2019
...recently as I was cruising down the 1300 block, I noticed that the Grand Shanghai had been replaced by a new concept called Bap and Chicken....
"A neighborhood place for Korean Minnesotans"
Korean Quarterly By Melissa Lee Wright - October 2019
Most KQ readers outside of Minnesota know the that Twin Cities has a reputation...
"The Minnesota-Korean food we’ll need this winter: fried chicken, Korean rice bowls, affordable prices"
Minnesota Monthly By Jason DeRusha - October 24, 2019
Choose your own adventure: Twice fried in tempura-style batter until super crunchy, the chicken makes for a great sandwich, bibimbap rice bowl, or a nice bite on its own...
"St. Paul’s Bap and Chicken gets creative with Korean classics"
City Pages - October 2, 2019
Forget the doom and gloom: At Bap and Chicken, the old really is (pleasantly) new again...
"Korean fried chicken stars at Bap and Chicken on Grand Avenue"
Eater Twin Cities - September 19, 2019
Twin Cities restaurant veteran/general manager John Gleason (Masu at the Mall of America, Can Can Wonderland, etc.) has branched out...
"Bap and Chicken now open on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue"
Pioneer Press - August 2, 2019
Korean-American street food has arrived on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue....
"New Korean rice bowl and chicken eatery moving into former Grand Shanghai space"
Pioneer Press - May 30, 2019
The former Grand Shanghai space on Grand Avenue is getting a new tenant that will be serving trendy Korean food...
"Korean Fried Chicken coming to Grand Avenue this summer"
Eater Twin Cities - May 29, 2019
Brace for a double crispy kick to hit Grand Avenue this summer as Bap and Chicken takes over the old Grand Shanghai location...