A HEAPING HELPING OF HISTORY
Bojangles Restaurants began as the dream of Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas, two veteran restaurant operators who predicted rising consumer demand for good food served in a quick-service environment. They based their concept on three attributes: distinctive flavor, high-quality products made from scratch, and a festive restaurant design with friendly service. The inspiration for the name “Bojangles” comes from the popular song, Mr. Bojangles, originally recorded in 1968 by Jerry Jeff Walker and made famous by performers, such as Sammy Davis, Jr., and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The story goes that Jack Fulk heard the song on the radio one day when he was trying to name his new concept, and he said, “That’s it!” In 1977, their dream became a reality in the form of the first Bojangles restaurant in Charlotte, NC.