Have you ever found yourself chowing down on a piece of Bojangles' chicken and slathering butter on one of their biscuits and found yourself thinking, I wish I owned this place. Good news! You just might be able to open your very own outpost, possibly even three of them. All you need to do is open a franchise.
Opening a Bojangles' franchise is both an investment and a commitment. After all, they won’t just hand over the keys to a Bojangles restaurant and the recipe for the Bojangles secret sauce to just anyone.
For starters, you’ll need to come up with a serious chunk of change. The franchise fee alone is $25,000 and applicants need to have a minimum net worth of $1 Million and net liquid assets of $500,000. They are also looking for franchise owners who already have a background in restaurant management or ownership, because the restaurant industry is a notoriously tough business and they want their restaurants to have the best chance for success.
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That said, if you’re incredibly motivated and determined to spend the rest of your life selling country ham biscuit sandwiches and paper cups of sweet tea and have a personal track record of success, they will consider your application.
While there are already some 750 Bojangles' that are already serving up fried chicken boxes and sweet potato pies, the good news is that there is still plenty of opportunity all across the South. According to the company’s website, there are available markets in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia where you can open your very own Bojangles' and bring biscuits to the masses.
And for those of us who have this exact train of thought while eating scattered, diced, and smothered potatoes at Waffle House, you may have to keep dreaming. Apparently, it’s nearly impossible as the bulk of the company is privately owned and franchise opportunities mostly come from within the company. Bojangles and those sweet Cajun filet club sandwiches, here we come!