March 11, 2008 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, NC – Bojangles', the famous chicken and biscuits chain known for its unique Cajun flavor and made-from-scratch breakfast served all day, is soaring to new heights with the brand's first-ever airport location. The project is breaking ground in January, with a scheduled opening in April 2008 at Charlotte Douglas International airport, the 9th busiest airport in the United States. Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to expose its brand to travelers from the country and around the world.
"Bojangles' has a strong brand and a large and loyal following. We want to expand its reach and bring Bojangles' unique fare and high quality service to travelers who have never had the opportunity to experience it and also to those who have loved it for years," said Eric Newman, Executive Vice President of Development for Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc. "There is a sense of pride in opening the first Bojangles' airport restaurant in our hometown. It is another sign of Bojangles' connection to the city of Charlotte, which is visited by travelers from across the country."
The Concourse B location will feature a plasma screen and the brand's newest, updated interior designs. A true destination restaurant that has a cult-like following among Charlotteans and throughout the Carolinas and elsewhere, Bojangles' attracts its loyal customers with its distinctive menu offerings.
"We are ecstatic about partnering with a proven foodservice operator like Bojangles and experiencing a new phase of growth for the brand – airport locations," said Keith Haywood, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for FDY, Inc. "Bojangles' and FDY, Inc. share a commitment to creating the best customer experience possible through careful attention to details in all aspects of the business."
The new airport location will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, available all day, everyday to customers.
Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc. continues to serve only the highest quality and most flavorful food to its loyal customers. Bojangles' kitchens prepare all their proprietary menu items from scratch with its own special blend of seasonings giving the food its unique Bojangles' flavor. The breakfast menu offers items such as Cajun fillets, seasoned sausage or steak, country ham, eggs and cheese. With a core menu featuring Bojangles' Cajun Spiced chicken, fresh buttermilk biscuits and fixin's such as Bojangles' Dirty Rice, Bojangles' Cajun Pintos and seasoned fries, Bojangles' has cornered the market on taste. First franchised in 1978, Bojangles' boasts 400 total locations in 12 states, as well as Honduras and Mexico, with 254 franchised and 146 corporate owned. By the end of 2008 Bojangles' will have almost 450 locations open. For more information, please visit www.bojangles.com.