Bojangles’® Climbs in Rankings on Prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine 2017 “Franchise 500®” List
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Bojangles’® Climbs in Rankings on Prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine 2017 “Franchise 500®” List

Iconic Restaurant Brand Famous for Hand-Breaded Chicken and Made-from-Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits Ranks #2 Among All Concepts in Chicken Category

February 08, 2017 // // CHARLOTTE, NC – Bojangles’ has earned a spot in the top 20 percent of Entrepreneur magazine’s recently released “2017 Franchise 500” list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Additionally, Bojangles’ ranks #2 overall among all brands in the Chicken Quick-Serve Restaurant category.

The prestigious ranking validates the progress the company has made in the past year. Plus, the ranking comes just as the brand premiers its innovative new restaurant design, which boasts a variety of new features to enhance the customer experience and propel the 700-unit chain to its next level of success. Guests will also be captivated by a “Biscuit Theater” where they can witness biscuits being made fresh every 20 minutes by a Bojangles’ Master Biscuit Maker.

“We’re at the starting point of a new phase for our historic brand,” said Randy Icard, vice president of construction and development for Bojangles’. “The ranking on Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” list validates the energy and momentum behind the concept…now we’re taking it to the next level.”
?The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We’re proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer demands. We know it takes a lot to stay competitive, and are excited to celebrate those that do it best.”

For 40 years, fans have enjoyed Bojangles’ proprietary, made-from-scratch products that offer a flavor profile unlike anything in the market. The menu features southern classics with Bojangles’ one-of-a-kind flavors, including fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, buttermilk biscuits made every twenty minutes, salads, sandwiches, flavorful fixin’s like green beans and Bojangles’ Cajun Pintos®, and Legendary Iced Tea® steeped the old-fashioned way.

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About Bojangles’

Bojangles’, Inc. is a highly differentiated and growing restaurant operator and franchisor dedicated to serving customers high-quality, craveable food made from our Southern recipes. Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles’ serves menu items such as delicious, famous chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, flavorful fixin’s and Legendary Iced Tea®. At September 25, 2016, Bojangles’ had 699 system-wide restaurants, of which 301 were company-operated and 398 were franchised restaurants, primarily located in the Southeastern United States. For more information, visit or follow Bojangles’ on Facebook and Twitter.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine,, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

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Gillian Losh
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7493

Brian K. Little
Bojangles’ PR/Media Relations
(704) 519-2118

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