Bojangles’ Restaurant Franchise
Bojangles’ Restaurant is a franchise that is well known for their Cajun-style chicken, buttermilk biscuits and dirty rice. The idea for Bojangles first started in 1977 in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas named the restaurant after the Jerry Jeff Walker song.
After 7 years, they already had 200 locations and in the 1990’s to 2008, it grew to 400 locations in 10 states including Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Maryland. They now even have Bojangles’ in Honduras. In 2008, they were ranked within the 25 High-Performing Franchises by The Wall Street Journal. They claim that their customers has this “crave factor” for their menu items. They even have a campaign “GottaWannaNeedaGettaHava” as a way to interpret that “crave factor” that makes their customers coming back for more. Personalities who have endorsed Bojangles’ are Carolina Panthers, Jake Delhomme, Steve Smith, Charlie Daniels, and Jeff Gordon.
The company stresses to franchisees that breakfasts are crucial to their sales as they get 40% of their whole day sales before other restaurants opens their doors in the morning. They have also put up a competition within the different locations to keep them on top. The ShowBo Award is to assess all the locations according to cleanliness, accuracy and speed of service. Another is the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge. They say that they serve more than 500,000 buttermilk biscuits from scratch in a daily basis. It’s important for them to be able to keep the quality at a high standard.
What’s on the menu at Bojangles?
Besides the famous Cajun-style Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits? Well, Biscuit Sandwiches come in many other delicious fillings such as Cajun fillet, steak, sausage, and bacon. This is for breakfast. For snacks, they have Chicken Supreme, Grilled Fillet Sandwich, and Sweet Potato Pies. Family Meals are also available for dinner like the Jumbo Tailgate with 20 pieces chicken, 10 biscuits, 4 picnic fixin’s and 1 gallon iced tea which serves 8-10 people. If that’s too many, they have those for smaller families like the Chicken Supreme Tailgate which serves 3-4 people.
Costs and Requirements of a Bojangles Franchise?
They are looking for those who have a solid background in restaurant management or ownership, you have to have a minimum net worth of $1 million, and liquid assets amounting to $500,000. In total you will need an investment of $357,000 – $553,750. Franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 4%. This is for a renewable term agreement of 20 years.
What’s included in the franchise package?
Bojangles are rightly very strict on training. They require at least 5 of the employees to undergo a 6 week training before opening the store. Assistance in site selection and construction is also included. Right now, they are targeting markets in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest regions of the USA but they’re also welcoming inquiries from other parts of America and in and international locations. Other on-going support includes operations, marketing &advertising, research and development, and finding the right equipment.
You can reach them at:
Phone: (800)366-9921/ (704)527-2675
Address: 9432 Southern Pine Blvd. Charlotte, North Carolina 28273