Bojangles' Franchise Opens at Norfolk Naval Base

Chicken-and-Biscuit Chain Continues Growth in Non-Traditional Venues

May 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bojangles', the popular chicken-and-biscuit chain that is opening one new restaurant every week, is increasing its presence in non-traditional venues with the opening of a Bojangles' restaurant at the Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval station.

Experienced restaurateurs Mario Buffa and Robert Cobb of Yorktown, Va.-based BC Southside, Inc. own and operate this new Bojangles' franchise location.

"We are proud to be working together with BC Southside, Inc. to serve our service men and women," stated Eric Newman, Executive Vice President of Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc. "Bojangles' has the utmost respect and appreciation for these brave and valiant individuals and it is our pleasure to be able to serve them."

The new Naval Base location will employ more than 50 local residents and will feature Bojangles' proprietary, made-from-scratch fare, offering a flavor profile unlike anything on the base and breakfast served all day. The menu features one-of-a kind flavors, including fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded chicken, buttermilk biscuits, sandwiches, flavorful fixin's and Legendary Iced Tea® steeped the old-fashioned way.

"The men and women who are part of the military make so many sacrifices to serve us every day, so being a part of the Naval Station in Norfolk to serve them and their families is a huge honor for us," stated Joe Guiles general manager of Bojangles' NEX Naval Station Norfolk. "The new Bojangles' will help us to be a larger part of the Norfolk community and to truly give back."

Bojangles' has almost 600 restaurants in 11 states, primarily in the Southeast and Washington, D.C. Some locations operating in non-traditional venues include Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, Charlotte Convention Center, Union Station in Washington, D.C. and travel plazas and transportation locations. In addition to these non-traditional venues, plans call for Bojangles' to open 55 new restaurants throughout 2014.

About Bojangles' Restaurants Inc.

Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. serves one-of-a-kind southern classics such as fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded chicken; buttermilk biscuits; sandwiches; flavorful fixin's and Legendary Iced Tea® steeped the old-fashioned way. The menu features proprietary, made-from-scratch fare, offering a flavor profile unlike anything in the market and serves breakfast all day. First franchised in 1978, Bojangles' boasts almost 600 locations in 11 states and Washington, D.C., primarily in the Southeast. In 2013, Bojangles' ranked number one for growth in the chicken category by Technomic; QSR magazine recognized Bojangles' in its list of Top 10 Franchise Opportunities; Forbes listed Bojangles' as one of the top 12 Best Fast-Food Franchises to Own, and the company ranked in the Top Five for food by Zagat among large fast food chains. Additionally, Inc. magazine has included Bojangles' in its list of fastest growing private companies for several years. For more information, visit www.bojangles-franchise.com.

SOURCE Bojangles' Restaurants Inc.

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