Now Open: PONKO Chicken Auburn

PONKO Chicken Auburn

PONKO Chicken AuburnThere’s a new way to chicken in town and word on the street is, it’s good! PONKO Chicken Auburn is where “eats meet west” with their award-winning Japanese-American chicken tenders and more!

About PONKO Chicken Auburn

The recently-opened PONKO Chicken Auburn is on a mission: Connecting cultures. Cultivating happiness. One chicken tender at a time.

PONKO starts with the highest quality ingredients, including cooking with rice bran oil for its natural health benefits and good flavor.

The menu is designed to combine both Japanese and American comfort foods with the chicken tender as the main attraction.

The Auburn location serves plates with your choice of two sides. There are fresh salads and sandwiches as well as sweet treats.

Diners can order the award-winning chicken tenders, tofu tenders or grilled chicken. Pair it with their choice of sides ranging from PONKO sticky rice to fries to green beans to Japanese-style potato salad.

What’s more is everything from the sides to the sauces is made in-house. The sauces and dressings are also bottled and available for purchase.

Click here to view the Auburn location’s full menu.

More about PONKO

This one-of-a-kind fast-casual concept is based in Atlanta, Georgia. As of now, there are three corporate locations along with 13 franchise locations, including the one in Auburn. According to PONKO’s franchise information, more than 30 units are currently under contract.

A few of their awards include “Best Selling Taste” of Taste of Atlanta, “Top Selling Vendor” at Super Bowl Live and “Best Fried Chicken” at ATL CluckFest.

Location and hours

PONKO Chicken Auburn is located at 2111 South College St. Suite C, near the now-open Staybridge Suites.

You can dine-in, carry out or order delivery from UberEats, TigerTownToGo, Doordash and Grubhub. They are open from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Questions? You can give them a call at 334-209-0108 or connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.


Asking yourself how long it will take you to go pick up lunch or dinner at PONKO Chicken Auburn from Shelton Mill? Hop in the car and expect to arrive in less than 15 minutes! Don’t forget you can also opt for straight-to-your-door delivery. Not a Shelton Mill resident? No problem! Contact us today to ask about availability! For more local news, spotlights and events, keep digesting our blogs!