What do Economics and fried chicken have in common?

Fried chicken & French fries

**Last updated on: 15 October 2020**

Question: What do Economics and fried chicken have in common?

Answer: Both can be studied at a university.

Fried chicken are very popular in South Korea.  Believe it or not, there is even a university offering courses on fried chicken in South Korea. It is called “Chicken University” (치킨대학)  and is located in Icheon, Gyeonggi. Actually, it is not a regular academic institution like the Seoul National University or the Yonsei University, but is a training and research centre established by the Genesis group (which operates the BBQ franchise fried chicken shops) in 2000.

The Chicken University is for new employees and potential franchise shop managers of the Genesis BBQ Group. They spend two weeks learning management strategies, marketing tactics and recipes for the 58 dishes sold at BBQ restaurants across the world. There is also a fried chicken museum inside the University.

There is plan that by 2025, the University will be turned into a full-sized chicken theme park and a certified educational institution open to the public.

When you go to South Korea next time, apart from eating the popular fried chicken, you may also visit the Chicken University and even learn how to make fried chicken.

Happy eating and learning! 🙂

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Ko Jun-Tae, “Become a master of chicken at BBQ’s Chicken University“, Korea JoongAng Daily, 2019-05-26

Genesis BBQ Group Chicken University web page (in Korean)

环球网,炸鸡也要有文凭 韩国“炸鸡大学” 走红全球新浪教育, 2014-08-13 (in Chinese)

沪江韩语西红柿, 听说过韩国炸鸡大学吗?沪江韩语, 2014-05-01 (in Chinese) – there are interesting photos relating to the Chicken University

Noori, ” Chicken University’ aspires to beat McDonald’s Hamburger Uni“, KoreaBang, 2012-06-16 (in English)

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