Kinston-Based Bojangles' Franchisee Recognized at Ernst & Young Awards Gala

Cameron McRae, president and CEO of Tands, Inc., honored as finalist at EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

July 01, 2014 // // Kinston, N.C. – Bojangles' is proud to congratulate long-time franchise partner Cameron McRae, president and CEO of Kinston, N.C.-based Tands, Inc., on being recognized as a finalist in the Southeast Region for the 2014 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Each year, EY recognizes the top business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries as part of the Entrepreneur of the Year program. Finalists and eventual winners in various categories are chosen based on their ability to demonstrate leadership and achievement, as well as their passion for inspiring others to succeed.

One of three finalists from an impressive pool of nominations, McRae was recognized in the "Food and Beverage" category at special awards gala held June 26, 2014 at the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta.

"We proudly congratulate Cam on this prestigious honor," said Bojangles' President and CEO Clifton Rutledge. "Cam and the team at Tands have been valued members of the Bojangles' family for over three decades and his passion, expertise and leadership are assets we do not take for granted. We thank him and the entire team at Tands for all of their hard work and wish him continued success."

McCrae opened Tands' first Bojangles' location in 1980 and under his leadership, Tands has grown to become one of Bojangles' largest and most successful franchise entities, operating nearly 60 restaurants throughout eastern North Carolina and Richmond, Va.

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About Bojangles'

Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. serves all of its proprietary menu items, such as made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, Legendary Iced Tea®, delicious fixin's and specially seasoned, never frozen fried chicken.Bojangles' boasts more than 575 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Southeast, and the District of Columbia as well as three international restaurants. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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