Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits turned 35-years-old last week—a major milestone for the Carolinas chain that began as a small walk-up restaurant on the South End of Charlotte, North Carolina, at the corner of West Boulevard and South Tryon Street on July 6, 1977.
Commanding a cult-like following unlike any other brand of its nature, today Bojangles’ has served millions of customers, experienced more than $10 billion in revenue since its inception, and operates more than 520 restaurants in 10 states and Washington, D.C.
The chain’s footprint extends from Washington, D.C., south to Orlando and west to Mississippi, and employs nearly 20,000 people as a brand. Opening a store at the pace of one every 10 days, Bojangles’ has been one of the fastest-growing quick-serve brands in recent years.
“We are so thankful for this special day because that first restaurant has developed into this great brand of more than 520 locations,” says Randy Kibler, CEO of Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc. “Our customers are the most loyal in the business, and the brand has created opportunities and livelihoods to so many throughout the years. We our completely indebted to our founders, Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas.”