Jung Joon Young’s Restaurant Launch In France Canceled In Light Of Recent Scandal

Plans fell through.

Jung Joon Young‘s plans for opening a Korean restaurant in France has reportedly been foundered in light of his recent sex scandal.

According to affiliated persons, the restaurant had previously held a 2-week pop-up event.  At the time, it was well accepted in France and became a big issue in Korea as it was reported that Jung Joon Young would be working with talented Michelin 1 star Korean chefs. As a result, Jung Joon Young had been planning for an official launch of the restaurant.

The initial plan was to hold a 2-week pop-up event through short-term rent, rather than an “official launch”. Professional chefs participated in the event and visited for the 2 weeks.

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Considering his recent scandal, however, the opening of the restaurant in France has been canceled.

At the time, the reaction in France was not bad and it became an issue in Korea as well so Jung Joon Young was preparing for an official launch but with the scandal of Jung Joon Young, who owns 50% of the business, the project has been foundered. The participating chefs worked hand in glove due to their common interests in cooking and the restaurant industry, but they all  returned to Korea after the 2-week event and haven’t been in contact since.

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In November 2018, Jung Joon Young announced that after 3 years of planning, he opened a restaurant in Paris, France called Maison de Corée meaning “Korean House”, which was reported to be the first Korean restaurant in Paris to be led by Korean chefs with a Michelin star. At the time, he stated that they will be holding a pop-up event for a month and opening the restaurant the following year.


Meanwhile, the police have applied an arrest warrant for Jung Joon Young for violating the Act on Sexual Crimes of Violence.

Police Officially Apply For Arrest Warrant For Jung Joon Young

Source: Starin

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