Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
|Headquarters||Charlotte, North Carolina|
Number of locations
|Products||Fast food, including fried chicken, biscuits, french fries|
|Owner||The Jordan Company|
Durational Capital Management
Bojangles' Inc. is a Southeastern United States regional chain of fast food restaurants, specializing in cajun seasoning, fried chicken, and buttermilk biscuits. The company was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977 by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas.
Bojangles' opened its first location in Charlotte in 1977. The following year, the first franchised restaurant began operations.
During the time of Horn and Hardart's ownership the chain grew rapidly and expanded to 335 restaurants including 100 restaurants in Florida. Part of this growth was fueled by acquisitions including the Florida-based Biskits chain.
In 1990, Horn and Hardart sold most of its interest to Sienna Partners and Interwest Partners. The company was then headed by former KFC executive, Dick Campbell. In 1994 the company attempted a public offering. Campbell was subsequently replaced by CEO Jim Peterson. The company was sold to a group of investors headed by former Wendy's executive Joe Drury and financed by FMAC in 1998.
Bojangles' grew throughout the 1990s and 2000s, with the 300th location opening in 2003. The restaurant started its first college campus location on the grounds of Central Piedmont Community College in 2005. The company also purchased naming rights to the original Charlotte Coliseum on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte.
Bojangles' was purchased once again in 2007 by Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity firm. In August 2011, Falfurrias sold Bojangles' to Boston-based Advent International, another private equity firm, after a competitive bidding process with other investors.
The company opened its 600th restaurant on July 8, 2014, on Galleria Road in Charlotte with Charlotte mayor Dan Clodfelter cutting the celebratory ribbon.
On January 14, 2019, The Jordan Company and Durational Capital Management received shareholders approval for the acquisition of Bojangles' Inc.
Randy Kibler was replaced by Jose Armario as a full CEO, while Brian Unger is the new chief operating officer.
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