Chicken brand Bojangles has inked several deals to bring 32 restaurants to key target markets across the U.S., including Texas, New York, Mississippi, Tennessee and Maryland, according to a press release.
“Our brand has proven to be an attractive investment for multi-operators across the country, and we were thrilled to expand with three of our existing operators while welcoming 11 new franchisees of high caliber to the Bojangles family in 2022. Many of them have built impressive portfolios within the QSR segment, and we look forward to their success with our brand,” Patricia Halpin, vice president of growth at Bojangles, said in the release. “With 2023 now underway, we are proud to have carried the strong momentum over to the new year. Bojangles’ three strong dayparts, variety of restaurant designs and efficient back of house operations consistently drives profitability for our franchisees and remains a promising investment opportunity for multi-unit operators.”
Kirby Dolliole and First Biscuit Enterprises LLC plan to open 15 Bojangles in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and in South Austin, Texas. The stores will open in Ft. Worth, Garland, Richardson, Waxahachie, Mansfield and San Marcos, with the first planned in 2024.
Michael Overton, Dean Hilton and Charles Robinson of BFCB Restaurants LLC have committed to opening 10 Bojangles locations across North Central Mississippi in the next six years with stores in Tupelo, Oxford and Starkville, and to the Golden Triangle of Mississippi with stores in Starkville, West Point and Columbus.
Makhan S. Matharu, Baljinder S. Matharu and Amaritpal S. Matharu of Matharu Foods LLC have signed on to build five Bojangles locations throughout Baltimore, Maryland, with stores in Hagerstown and Frederick over the next five years.
Ketan Patel, Dharmendra Patel and Kumar Yogesh of Munch Box, LLC announced the signing of a two-unit development agreement in Tennessee, which will bring new locations to the Memphis market. Patel and his team already operate one Bojangles location in Horn Lake, Mississippi, an are in the process of developing a second location in Olive Brand, Mississippi.
Bojangles has more than 230 units in its pipeline. The brand opened more than 30 locations last year and celebrated its 800th location milestone in Monroe, Louisiana.