CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2022) – The holiday season offers everyone the chance to give back to the community – and this year, Bojangles celebrated by spreading holiday cheer to some of the most important members of its communities – teachers.

As part of its “12 Days of Bo*” holiday campaign, Bojangles donated $500 gift cards to 11 teachers across the brand’s footprint, surprising the star educators in their classrooms, surrounded by students and staff.

“Economically, it’s been a rough year for everyone – and with the holidays just around the corner and inflation still running hot, a lot of people will find themselves stretching to make Christmas happen,” said Ken Reynolds, executive director of The Bojangles Foundation Fund. “These educators do so much for our children and our communities, and we want to help pay it forward whenever we can. The gift cards will allow them to put a Bo on their holiday plans and will certainly spread some holiday cheer to their classrooms!”

In addition to the Bo-nuses, Bojangles donated books to each teacher’s school and provided plenty of chicken, biscuits and tea to enjoy.

The full list of teachers by state includes:
Alabama: Alexandria Clark, Priceville Elementary School (Decatur)
Georgia: Jeffrey Rowser, Morgan County High School (Madison); Jaime Price, M. Agnes Jones Elementary School (Atlanta)
Florida: Brenda Mullin, West Port High School (Ocala)
North Carolina: Matthew Robinson, Sanford Creek Elementary School (Rolesville); Sondra Mackie, Scurlock Elementary School (Raeford), Alicia Biel, Rama Road Elementary School (Charlotte)
South Carolina: David Evette, Landrum High School (Campobello); Tamisha Hines, Myrtle Beach Primary School (Myrtle Beach); Kim Thomas, Myrtle Beach Primary School (Myrtle Beach)
Tennessee: Kami Lunsford, Karns Middle School (Knoxville)

Photos of each surprise can be found here. For more information, reach out to Katie Harris at

About Bojangles, Inc.
Bojangles is a Carolina-born restaurant chain specializing in craveable Southern food made by hand from real recipes. Founded in 1977 as a single location in Charlotte, N.C., the beloved brand continues to grow – currently at 780 company owned and franchised restaurants – bringing its focus on food and folks along with it. For more information about Bojangles’ handcrafted approach to food and community impact, visit To join in on the fan fun, follow Bojangles on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.