Bojangles’ Boasts Top Five in Zagat’s Annual Survey of Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants

Popular Southeastern United States Brand Ranks in the Top Five Large Chains for Food

October 15, 2012 // // CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bojangles’, a Southern culinary staple known for its world-famous chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits and Legendary Iced Tea™, recently ranked in the top five in the large chain restaurant category for food in Zagat’s 2012 Survey of Favorite Fast-Food chains. Zagat is the leading global restaurant review organization and its annual survey was based on more than 10,500 diners in categories such as taste, décor and services.

“We’re honored and excited to be recognized by such a highly-respected organization like Zagat,” said Eric Newman, executive vice president and general counsel for Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. "It’s fair to say that for 35 years Bojangles’ has always been all about the food—flavor, uniqueness, and freshness. Only at Bojangles’ can you find the original made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, made fresh every 20 minutes all day, breakfast that never ends, served with hand-breaded chicken, brewed and steeped ice tea and dirty rice, every batch made up fresh. That’s why Bojangles’ has the most loyal fan base in the business.”

With more than 525 restaurants in 10 states, Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the country. As a regional brand, Bojangles’ same store sales results have outperformed the broader QSR industry for over the past nine years, and the chain continues to experience higher growth rates than its national competitors.

About Bojangles’

Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. serves only the highest quality and most flavorful food to its loyal customers, with all of its proprietary menu items made from scratch. A special blend of seasonings gives the food its unique flavor, including Bojangles’ core menu selections of seasoned chicken, fresh-made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits and Legendary Iced Tea steeped the old-fashioned way. Bojangles’ also offers biscuit sandwiches that are served all day. Unique sides like Dirty Rice™, Cajun Pintos™ and Seasoned Fries are just a few of the flavorful fixin’ choices. First franchised in 1978, Bojangles' boasts more than 525 locations in 10 states and Washington, D.C., primarily in the Southeast.

In the 2011 and 2012 Nation’s Restaurant News survey, Bojangles’ ranked number one in terms of new unit growth in the chicken category. Among drive-thru, quick service concepts, Bojangles’ was the fastest growing chain in the same survey. QSR magazine recognized Bojangles’ in its list of 2011 and 2012 “Top 10 Franchise Opportunities” and GE Capital listed the brand as one of the top 10 growth concepts in 2010. Inc magazine has included Bojangles’ in its list of fastest growing private companies for several years. The company's strong performance in all three day parts, breakfast all day and its “made-from-scratch” recipes set Bojangles’ apart from all other restaurants. For more information, visit

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