Thursday, May 30, 2024

More Korean grub coming: Famed fried chicken chain Mom’s Touch coming to North LB


Update: Mom’s Touch closed in April of 2023. Click here to read more.

It looks like the Korean fast food game is coming on strong in Long Beach: Shortly following the announcement that the insanely popular Myungrang will be opening up a shop over on Carson, fried chicken chain Mom’s Touch will be opening in North Long Beach.

As first reported by Mona Holmes of Eater LA, Mom’s Touch is set to take over the former WaBa Grill drive-thru at the southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street.

This is the second location for the chain’s expanding SoCal presence, following its premiere location in Gardena earlier this year in July. Another location in the City of Industry is also being planned for 2022 though an opening date has yet to be announced; a spokesperson for Mom’s Touch USA said the Long Beach location is set to open in “early 2022.”

The chain’s popularity in South Korea is an understatement: With over 1,300 stores in South Korea alone, Mom’s Touch is the equivalent of a Popeye’s in the country (which, if you need a reminder, we’ll be getting another Popeye’s over at 3rd and Redondo). The chain is mainly known for its chicken wings and chicken burgers, which come in an almost overwhelming amount of flavors as is per the fast food style of South Korea: white garlic, chicken thigh burger, chicken filet burger, ham and cheese chicken burger, jalapeño chicken burger, Cajun mango burger, and a spicy chicken burger.

Even better? While yes, you can get fries as a side, perhaps the best thing is that you can get dumplings as a side. Straight up.Welcome to the neighborhood, our fowl loving friends.

Mom’s Touch will be located at 6191 Atlantic Ave.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.


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