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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#55 Ranked #106 last year
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Initial investment
$590K - $2.8M
Units as of 2021
775 1.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded by Jack Faulk and Richard Thomas in 1977, Bojangle's Restaurants serve made-from-scratch Cajun-style chicken, buttermilk biscuits and iced tea to customers throughout the southeastern United States.

About Bojangles

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Chicken
Founded
1977
Parent Company
Bojangles OpCo, LLC
Leadership
Jose Armario, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1978 (44 years)
# of employees at HQ
253
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
775 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
9432 Southern Pine Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bojangles franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000 - $35,000
Initial Investment
$590,100 - $2,828,500
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee for first two restaurants; reduced royalty fee for three years for five or more restaurants
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Bojangles has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
520-1,040 hours
Classroom Training
30 hours
Additional Training
Optional training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
50-75
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Updated: February 8th, 2021