Are any of these fine bakers from your hometown Bo's?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
April 10, 2019

Bojangles' sure knows how to make a biscuit. The popular chain, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has a 48-step process for making their signature buttermilk biscuits — clearly, they don't take flakiness lightly.

Now, eight Bojangles' biscuit makers from locations around the Southeast will vye to win the final round of The Master Biscuit Maker Competition hosted at Bojangles' Research & Development Kitchen in Charlotte on Tuesday, April 16th. "In the final round, participants must take an exam on the proprietary Bojangles' biscuit-making process," a company press release states. "Then, biscuit makers must prepare a batch of biscuits that adhere to the brand's signature 48-step process. Judges from Bojangles' will critique biscuits based on a variety of factors, including taste, appearance and biscuit dimension."

The finalists with their respective Bojangles' franchise eatery locations are as follows:

  • Elva Salas, Surfside, SC (pictured below)
  • Edith Chavez, Yadkinville, NC
  • Wes Lark, Boiling Springs, SC
  • Zach Naysmith, Knoxville, TN
  • Debra Fulton, Villa Rica, GA
  • Ricky McQuillar, Florence, SC
  • Jennifer Owen, Easley, SC
  • Victoria Adams, Portsmouth, VA

For 2019, Lark is the defending Master Biscuit Maker Champion for franchise stores. The winner of the competition will receive $2,500 and a championship trophy — along with eternal bragging rights. All of the finalists get a cash price and trophy for participating in the annual competition.

For an in-depth look at the Bojangles' biscuit-making process, check out


As anyone who steps through Bojangles' doors know, a trip to the fast food restaurant isn't complete without ordering their tasty biscuits. Whenever it's Bo time, it's biscuit time, and that's A-OK with us.

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Now, friends, family, fellow biscuits-men-and-women, how can we secure an invite to become a judge for this tantalizing face-off?