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Bojangles Inc. specializes in seasoned fried chicken and biscuits, predominantly at Southeast, a regional U.S. chain of fast-food restaurants. The company was established by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1977. 

Bojangles’ have possessed franchise stores in Grand Cayman Island, Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Ireland, and China. The initial place in North Carolina has the highest number of restaurants among the 11 states the franchise is presented at. The first location of Bojangles was opened in 1977 in Charlotte. In 1981, Jack Fulk sold the Bojangles idea to the now non-existent New York Horn & Hardart Group. The first franchised restaurants started operating the next year. 

Bojangles’ was notable for staying open when Hurricane Hugo hit the Carolinas in 1989, and most of the other fast-food stores stopped working. 

The chain expanded quickly and progressed to 335 restaurants, including 100 Florida restaurants, owned by Horn and Hardart. The acquisitions, such as the Florida Biscuits chain, were part of this rise. 

Horn and Hardart transferred to Sienna Partners and Interwest Partners much of their interest in 1990. Dick Campbell, a former executive of KFC, was in charge of the group back then. In 1994 the organization tried to perform a public offering. A new CEO, named Jim Peterson took the place of Campbell. The business was sold to a consortium of investors led by former Wendy executive Joe Drury and funded by FMAC in 1998. 

In the 1990s and the 2000s, Bojangles grew, launching its 300th place in 2003. The restaurant in the college campus first opened in 2005, at the Central Piedmont Community College. The corporation also acquired naming rights to the Original Charlotte Coliseum based at Charlotte Independence Boulevard. 

Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity group, acquired Bojangles’ in 2007. One year later, the first store was launched at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In August 2011, following competitive bidding, Falfurrias transferred Bojangles to Advent International based in Boston. 

The NASCAR race Bojangles’ Southern 500 received funding from Bojangles’ in 2012, and a new college campus restaurant was introduced at the UNC Greensboro. The 600th restaurant came into existence on July 8, 2014, at Galleria Lane, Charlotte. 

As company’s Ceo Randy Kibler was succeeded by Jose Armario in January 2019 and Brian Unger became its COO. Both were former McDonald’s workers. Bojangles’ was purchased by Jordan Company and Durational Capital Management, so it became a private company. Its shareholders received a $16.10 share. The company published a statement on August 3, 2020, announcing that it removed the apostrophe from its name.

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Su 6:00 - 22:00

Locations: 721 locations in 38 states and 447 cities.


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  • Take Out
  • Fast Food
  • Restaurants
  • Chicken


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