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Bojangles is a regional chain of fast food restaurants in the United States, specializing in fried chicken and biscuits. They are noted for their spicy chicken and distinctive side dishes (fixin's) including dirty rice, Cajun Pintos, thick-cut and cajun seasoned french fries and fresh buttermilk biscuits. Bojangles' offers sausage gravy instead of the chicken gravy offered by most of its competitors. Traditional southern fried chicken is also available, but the chain rarely advertises it, instead focusing on the spicy chicken that fits its Cajun theme. Sandwiches and fries have also been added to the menu. The fries are "Cajun Spiced" and the chicken sandwiches come "Cajun" as well as Southern Fried. Bojangles' serves breakfast all day. Image File history File links Bojangles'_logo. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... KFCs Fried chicken with French fries. ... A biscuit is a small baked bread or cake. ... Dirty rice is a dish made from rice cooked together with a small amount of chopped bellpepper, celery and onion (aka the trinity of Cajun cuisine) and some finely chopped or ground meat, usually beef. ... Percentages are relative to US RDI values for adults. ... This article is about an ethnic culture. ...


Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977 by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas, Bojangles' grew rapidly to over 200 locations by 1984, only to see its growth rate slow into the 1990s. New management (former Wendy's executive Joe Drury joined the company as CEO in 2001) and an invigorated marketing campaign have seen the company grow in recent years to over 300 locations in 12 states, mostly in the American South (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia) and the Mid-Atlantic States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York, as well as the first international Bojangles' locations in Mexico, China, Honduras, and Jamaica. Roughly two-thirds of Bojangles' stores are company-owned, while the remaining 100 are franchise locations. Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Richard Thomas is the name of: Richard Thomas (actor) (b. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Wendys is a chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas based in Dublin, Ohio and owned by the American corporation Wendys International, Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... It has been suggested that Middle Atlantic States be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... NY redirects here. ... Franchising (from the French for honesty[citation needed]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as...


History

Jack Fulk founder of Bojangles' Restaurants, sold the Bojangles' concept to the now defunct New York company, The Horn & Hardart Company, in 1981. Horn and Hardart had pioneered "fast food" in another era with the use of coin operated automats, the last of which was located on 42nd street in New York City and was closed in the late 1980's. Horn and Hardart was a publicly held company and raised large amounts of capital for expansion of the Bojangles' chain using, among other sources, junk bonds pioneered by Michael Miliken. Miliken became a franchisee of Bojangles' in Texas as well. Although Horn and Hardart operated many high-volume, franchised Arby's and Burger King restaurants in New York City and in South Florida, and created several independent concepts, and acquired the west coast buffet chain, International Kings Table, the company's management became largely discredited after ongoing financial losses (During this era Forbes magazine published an article featuring Horn and Hardart chairman, Barry Florescue, entitled, "They Should Have Paid Him To Stay Home.") Horn & Hardart is a company that came to prominence as the proprietors of the first automat in New York City. ... A modern Dutch automat An automat is a form of restaurant where simple foods and drink are served by coin-operated and bill-operated vending machines. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries and Jamocha milkshakes. ... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


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. The conversion of the Biskits restaurants was unsuccessful and saddled the company with a large amount of new debt. Within the Bojangles' system there was extensive litigation with franchisees and others and the franchisee association threatened further large-scale litigation. Between 1985 and 1990 the chain rapidly contracted to 154 restaurants; all 100 restaurants in Florida were sold, many of them to the then-embryonic chain, Miami Subs. Several events brought about a modicum of stability in the late 1980's even while many of the company's largest markets were closed. When Hurricane Hugo struck the Carolinas the company was able to open many of its restaurants while electricity remained off for more than a week in many areas. The massive amount of business sparked a turn-around in the company's sales that continued for many years. The company was stabilized under the mature leadership of CEO John Bifone, and a settlement was reached with the franchise association which had threatened the company. The original Nathans Nathans Famous is a chain of U.S.-based fast food restaurants specializing in hot dogs. ... Lowest pressure 918 mbar (hPa) Damages $10 billion (1989 USD) $13. ...


In 1990 Horn and Hardart sold most of its interest to Sienna Partners and Interwest Parters, which were managed by a group of young California venture capitalists based in Silicon Valley. The company was then headed by former KFC executive, Dick Campbell. After modest investment in facilities, training and operations, the company began a slow and steady improvement that lasted throughout most of the 1990s. In 1994 the company attempted a public offering which collapsed before completion based upon a "softening" of the performance and over-expansion of company units and franchisee acquisitions. Dick Campbell was replaced by CEO Jim Peterson. Again the company stabilized and improved its performance, eventually selling to a group of investors headed by Joe Drury and financed by FMAC in 1998. A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ...


External links

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