LIBERTY TWP. — Working in restaurants started as a way for Peter Kim to earn money while a student at the University of Cincinnati. He enjoyed the atmosphere of working in places where people gather.
Kim completed his degree in accounting and went to work at an accounting firm before returning to restaurants as the general manager of a sushi restaurant. He took one more accounting job before he decided to open his own restaurant.
Kim opened the first CM Chicken franchise in southwest Ohio in November 2022 and is celebrating the one year anniversary this month.
“I love food and have passion for it and for restaurants,” said Kim, who lives in Deer Park with his wife and two children. “I really enjoyed the restaurant environment and I had the accounting knowledge. So it made some sense for us to open CM Chicken.”
Originating in South Korea, CM Chicken brought its unique fried chicken concept to the United States in 2017.
It is Korean fried chicken,” Kim said. “It is battered and deep fried served with Korean inspired sauces. It is more crispy than traditional American fried chicken.”
The menu features wings, tenders, half or whole chickens with a choice of sauces including garlic soy, garlic spicy or red hot pepper among others.
How to go
What: CM Chicken
Where: 7206 Towne Centre Drive, Liberty Twp.
When: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Link: Liberty Twp. restaurant about to celebrate 1 year of serving Korean fried chicken to patrons