North Carolina's Bojangles Fried Chicken Chain Opening California Locations, Including Restaurants In San Diego

May 22, 2024

North Carolina-based Bojangles recently signed a franchise agreement to bring the chicken and biscuits chain to California, and the company hopes to open several restaurants in San Diego.

Last month, Bojangles announced it entered into an agreement with an entrepreneur to open 30 locations around Los Angeles County. The company is currently looking for additional franchisees to open branches all over California, including in San Diego County.

Bojangles has carved out a special place in the hearts and taste buds of Americans since its humble beginnings in 1977. Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas, the Southern-inspired comfort food chain of restaurants now has over 800 locations around the United States. 

This past March, Bojangles announced plans to open 20 locations in the Phoenix, AZ, area, which marked the company's furthest westward venture. The company is also working on launching over a dozen eateries around the Las Vegas area of Nevada.  

Bojangles now aims to bring hundreds of branches to California, initially opening in the Los Angeles area starting in 2025. The LA branches will be operated by franchisee Poulet Brothers, LLC. Bojangles is currently looking for additional teams to sign a franchise agreement to open outposts around San Diego, Bay Area and Sacramento. The company encourages each potential franchisee to open a minimum of 5 to 10 locations in a particular market. 

Bojangles' menu, anchored by its famous chicken and biscuits, features a mouthwatering array of Southern classics, including fried chicken, seasoned fries, coleslaw, and of course, those legendary biscuits, made from scratch every 20 minutes to ensure they are always hot and fresh. While Bojangles' doesn't yet have a franchisee for San Diego, the company does hope to begin opening locations around America's Finest City starting in 2025. 

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