Update: January 20, 2022
Last year, Bojangles declared plans to open 15 new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with three restaurants in Dallas and Houston. The beloved fast food chain has recently announced the further development of these exciting plans, proclaiming that they will now be building 30 corporate-owned stores and about 50 new restaurant locations in Austin, DFW, Houston and San Antonio in the next few years. As if this weren't enough, Bojangles has also hinted at the possibility of opening over 100 restaurants in Texas in the next seven to ten years!
Jose Costa, the chief growth officer at Bojangles, says,
"Here we grow again at Bojangles! We're excited to launch our brand in the Lone Star State and to have interest from experienced operators throughout key growth markets in Texas. These strong operators have a deep understanding of their markets and share our commitment to bringing Bojangles to the great people of this state. We know guests in Texas are going to love the Southern flavor of Bojangles, and we look forward to working with our new franchisees to open these restaurants, as well as to seeding the market with corporate stores to quickly expand our footprint. This is just the beginning for us."
The Texas locations will open at some point this year, and we'll be the first to update you on details. We can't wait for the Lone Star State to be full of Bojangles fried chicken!
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Whataburger, you better watch out! North Carolina-based fried chicken chain Bojangles is coming to the Lone Star State with bo-berry biscuits, and their famous cajun chicken biscuit. According to the press release, the fast food restaurant plans on opening 15 corporately owned Bojangles restaurants in the DFW area and another three new locations run by franchisees in Dallas and Houston, Texas.
The locations are set to open next year in 2022.
Bojangles to Open in Texas
"Get ready, Texans, because our delicious chicken and biscuits are headed your way, and we can't wait to serve you up some real deal, Southern flavor like only Bojangles does," Jose Costa, Bojangles' chief growth officer, said in a written statement.
First opened in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977 by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas. Currently, the restaurants can be found in 14 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) Along with opening in North Texas, the brand is also expanding to Columbus, Ohio.
What Should I Order at Bojangles?
My fiance and I have a tradition of getting a Bojangles cajun chicken filet biscuit every time we go on a road trip. Crispy and packed with spice, it's the perfect road-friendly meal to eat while getting settled into the highway. We sometimes order a side of the sausage gravy to dip our biscuits in and my, oh, my, is it heaven on earth!
For dinner, try Bojangles signature fried chicken and made from scratch biscuits topped with butter and honey. Don't forget to order a side of Bo-tato Rounds or dirty rice to round out the meal. And for dessert, nothing sounds better than the Bo-Berry biscuit, which is a biscuit with blueberries and topped with a sugar glaze.
Bojangles also offers seasonal items such as pimento cheese and a whole fried turkey during the holidays.
This post was originally published on June 17, 2021.