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Bojangles’ is a leading quick service restaurant operator in the southeastern United States.

Founded in 1977, Bojangles’ is world-famous for its Cajun-style fried chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, and iced tea. The company has been recognized as one of the top 10 growth restaurant concepts by QSR magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News and as one of The Wall Street Journal’s “25 Franchise High Performers”.

The business, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, currently operates more than 500 restaurants across 10 states and the District of Columbia. The restaurant franchise plans to expand its operations across the South.

For the past ten years, chicken restaurants have enjoyed high growth rates as chicken has become the “protein of choice” among US consumers. We were attracted to Bojangles’ due to its appealing new unit economics, strong breakfast day-part sales and loyal customer base, as well as a management team with a compelling culture and ambitious growth plan.

Advent will actively support Bojangles’ in achieving their expansion plans, as well as plans to innovate menu and product offering, with the help of operating partner Will Kussell, formerly of Dunkin’ Donuts.


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