The Brief History of Bojangles Sauces

There's still a little mystery to it all.

Category: Blog

We all have our favorite Bojangles sauce.

In fact, we recently launched a quiz to help you find out which Bojangles sauce you’d be (you know, if sauces were personality traits and not condiments meant for dipping).

What’s your favorite?

Our number one seller is the golden Honey Mustard, while Ranch comes in at a cool second. BBQ and Bo’s Special Sauce are a pretty close call for third in the popularity poll.

But these sauces haven’t always been around your local Bo.


Bojangles was founded in 1977, but did you know that our Chicken Supremes® weren’t created until 1989? They were sold as a test item in stores that year, and in 1990, they were added as a permanent menu item in most stores – along with three of our beloved sauces (Honey Mustard, Ranch, and BBQ). All three were designed to pair perfectly with our seasoned, delicious tenders.

And fun fact: our sauces haven’t always been available in that handy 2 oz. dipping cup. Before, they were packaged in 1 oz. cups. But our fearless leaders realized that 1 oz. of sauce just wasn’t enough for one cup (and definitely not big enough for substantial dipping).

So, in September of 2012, the 1 oz. cup became the 2 oz. cup you know and love today. But that’s not all that happened in September 2012.

Our second boneless chicken product, Homestyle Tenders™, were introduced to the world at this time and were conveniently paired with another new item: Bo’s Special Sauce.

This kickin’ sauce became the perfect compliment to our milder tenders option.

Of course, we can’t forget about the other sauces we offer: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, grape jam, hot sauce, and honey. All of these important condiments were available in stores prior to the introduction of our four signature dipping sauces.

And finally, if you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area, you have the privilege of trying another variation of our Honey Mustard: the Dijon Honey Mustard. Just as tasty, and just as loved!

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Enjoy a 4 pc Chicken Supremes® Snack for just $3.99 for a limited time only at participating locations. (Yes, it comes with your sauce of choice!)

supremes snack with sauces