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Pioneering fried chicken spot announces closure

Pioneering fried chicken spot announces closure

Jack McLaughlin

Meshikou Chikin blazed a trail in Columbus that was followed by many other international fried chicken spots, but now the pioneering eatery plans to close its doors.

According to a statement posted to its social media accounts, Meshikou Chikin plans to close at the end by the year.

“To all of our Chikin fam, we’ve got some news to share with you. Meshikou Chikin will be closing its doors by the end of this year. We want to say THANK YOU for the incredible support you’ve shown us,” the eatery’s post reads. An exact date of the closure was not given.


The eatery, which is a sister concept to Meshikou Ramen, is located next door to the ramen spot at 1504 Bethel Rd. Meshikou Ramen will remain open.

The eatery opened in November of 2020. According to owner Mike Shek, it was born from the popularity of the fried chicken sandwiches that were originally sold at Meshikou Ramen.

And while Meshikou Chikin will be closing, according to Shek’s post, “we’re not saying goodbye for good.” The post mentioned Shek has future plans for the space as well, although details about this were not shared.

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