CM Chicken feather-nesting sites in Westerville, Pickerington

Dae Kim is shown here displaying dishes at CM Chicken, 1132 W. Henderson Road. Kim has two additional CM Chicken restaurants planned for Westerville and Pickerington.

CM Chicken is spreading its wings.

The Korean fried-chicken concept has stores planned for 1510 Cross Creek Blvd. in Pickerington and 5947 S. Sunbury Road in Sunbury Plaza, Westerville.

The Pickerington store should open in the middle of August and the Westerville store in late September, owner Dae Kim said.

“I didn’t plan to open two stores at the same time, but it happens,” said Kim, franchisee of the international chain, also known as Choong Man Chicken.

He opened the first local store last October at 1132 W. Henderson Road.

The chicken is prepared three ways: snow, the house special covered in onions and a choice of sauce; original; and tikkudak, which is fried, then baked in a charcoal grill.