Bojangles is announcing their second major expansion this year with 15 Orlando area locations on the radar for the franchise, as well as 20 locations planned for Georgia and 5 planned in Tennessee over the next seven years.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the accomplished team at Chaac Foods,” said Jose Costa, chief development officer for Bojangles. “The company’s caliber of operations is well-recognized, and to have a partner with that pedigree invest in Bojangles speaks volumes about our brand and our growth plans for the future.”
Chaac Foods Restaurants currently owns and operates a variety of establishments, most notably being 135 Pizza Huts, along with several Cru Food & Wine Bars, Ling & Louie’s, Applebee’s and Panda Express, in nine states. Chaac Foods turned to Bojangles to begin a journey into the growing fried chicken market.
“We welcome Bojangles to the Chaac Foods family and are excited to participate in the growth of this highly regarded brand,” said Sam Banon, senior vice president at Gauge Capital, which acquired Chaac Foods in 2019.
Bojangles opened their first location in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew to over 500 locations by 2011. The inspiration for the name “Bojangles” comes from the song, Mr. Bojangles, which was originally recorded in 1968 by Jerry Jeff Walker and made famous by performers, such as Sammy Davis, Jr., and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Bojangles celebrated 40 years of business in 2017. Bojangles® serves menu items such as made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, flavorful fixins (sides) and Legendary Iced Tea®.
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