7Bo of Central Florida celebrated the grand opening of its new Bojangles’ location at 4100 13thSt. in St. Cloud with a $25 gift card giveaway on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Bojangles’ presented the first 100 dine-in customers with the gift cards, beginning when doors opened at 5:30 a.m.
Bojangles’ recently announced the opening of its first full-service college location at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
The historic move is through a partnership with UNCG Dining Services, which is operated by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group USA Inc.
Eight employees and two children of employees at company- and franchise-owned Bojangles’ have been named the recipients of $1,000 academic scholarships in honor of Bojangles’ co-founder Jack Fulk, who passed away earlier this year.
The 10 recipients of the inaugural Jack Fulk Scholarships are:
A breaking TV campaign for Bojangles’ Restaurants aims for larger ticket purchases with the launch of the “Big Bo Box” combination special. The campaign is by advertising agency BooneOakley, Charlotte, NC.
The Big Bo Box, priced at $19.99 and up, holds various large meal combinations, all including chicken, biscuits, fixin’s, and iced tea. The goal is to expand restaurant visits beyond single servings and into meal replacement occasions such as tailgating, office meals, and home.
Born and bred on the border of the Carolinas, Bojangles’ knows the perfect tailgate items – chicken, biscuits, and iced tea. To ensure iced tea is convenient at a tailgate, Bojangles’ created the new Big BO Box to provide plenty of room for all the tailgate classics. With Bojangles’ new Big BO Box, fans can conveniently carry their tailgating essentials in one box rather than having a box for the food and carrying Bojangles’ Legendary Iced Tea with their other hand.
Jake’s may be the youngest brand on our anniversary list this year, but its mindset is decidedly old school.
Bojangles’ announced today that it has been acquired by a Boston-based global private equity firm, but one company executive says things will remain business as usual for the Southeast chicken-and-biscuits brand.
Eric Newman, executive vice president and general counsel for Bojangles’, says the acquisition by Advent International won’t slow the chain’s growth, which has accelerated over the last few years.
“We like them a lot and we think it’s going to add resources to what we do,” Newman says. “I think their strategies are going to match very well with what we’re doing.”
At Bojangles’ recent franchise convention, the company announced that 2012 will be the inaugural year for the Jack Fulk Scholarship Foundation, created in memory of Bojangles’ co-founder Jack Fulk. The foundation has been set up to provide $10,000 in annual academic scholarships to Bojangles’ team members and their families.
Bojangles’ announced that, with the support of its loyal customers, the more than 100 company- and franchise-operated restaurants across South Carolina have raised $20,000 for South Carolina Future Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and public education.
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits reached its milestone 500th unit when its latest store opened in Surf City, North Carolina, last week.
Eric Newman, executive vice president of Charlotte, North Carolina–based Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc., says the milestone is “a validation and indication of what’s next.”