Bojangles’ Secures Spot As Fastest-Growing Chicken Chain

Bojangles’, a rapidly growingquick-service restaurant franchise known for its seasoned and marinated chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, Dirty Rice, and Legendary Iced Tea, was recently ranked No. 1 for percentage unit growth in the chicken segment by Technomic, a fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry.

Bojangles’ showed 5.9 percent unit growth, a faster growth rate than larger competitors like Chick-fil-A, KFC, Popeyes, and Zaxby’s.

Bojangles' Plays Teacher's Pet For Teacher Appreciation Month

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais, South Carolina Future Minds, founding sponsor Bojangles’ and other supporters of public education to officially declare May as Teacher Appreciation Month in South Carolina.  

To kick off Teacher Appreciation Month and to show its support for public education in South Carolina, Bojangles’ will provide all  South Carolina teachers a Bojangles’ promotional gift card with a “secret” value of anywhere from $1 to $100. 

Bojangles' Customers Raise More than $445K for MDA

Bojangles’ announced it has raised a record-breaking total—more than $446,000—for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during its 12th-annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy in-store fundraiser, which will send more than 550 children to MDA Summer Camp this year. 

This year, Bojangles’ celebrates a 15-year partnership with MDA and is proud to have raised nearly $3 million over the years to help win the fight against neuromuscular disease.

Not a Fan of Spicy Chicken? Bojangles' Has an Item for You

Bojangles’ has added a milder, Southern-flavored, 100 percent white meat boneless chicken product to its menu called Homestyle Tenders. 

The new tenderloin filets have a one-of-a-kind flavor for fans looking for a milder option at Bojangles’. 

Homestyle Tenders are now available for purchase at all company locations and participating franchise locations.

Bojangles’ Offers Race Fans Chance to Win Chevy Camaro

The driver who crosses the finish line first at Darlington Raceway won’t be the only winner at this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500. To celebrate its second year sponsoring South Carolina’s only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Bojangles’ has created the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sweepstakes, giving away a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and four VIP trips to the race in Darlington, South Carolina. Entrants will also have the opportunity to pick the top 10 drivers of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 for a chance to take home $1 million. 

Bojangles’ Franchise Group Wins Blue Ribbon Award

Acorn Food Group LLC, a Bojangles’ franchise group based in Jasper, Georgia, was recently honored with a 2013 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Bojangles’ is a Southern culinary staple known for its world-famous chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, and Legendary Iced Tea. The group is being recognized for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity. 

Breaking the 7 Unwritten Rules

How some operators succeed by going against the industry’s conventional wisdom.

Every industry has its unwritten rules for success, a series of dos and don’ts that conventional wisdom suggests are the path to profits.

The quick-serve industry is no exception. For decades, companies have operated under a series of assumptions that guide their business decisions and compose their operations manuals. And many of these brands would suggest they’ve been all the wiser—and richer—by playing by the rules.