CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 19, 2023) – Bojangles, a Carolina-born restaurant chain
known for its scratch-made chicken, biscuits and tea at approximately 800 locations, announced today that Julia Stewart, founder of technology-enabled wellness company Alurx, Inc., has joined the Board of Directors, bringing with her more than 40 years of experience leading some of the nation’s iconic brands.
For nearly 20 years, Stewart was at the helm of IHOP, serving as Chair and CEO, and
subsequently at Dine Brands Global. Through her strategic vision, IHOP acquired
Applebee’s, resulting in the creation of Dine Brands, one of the largest sit-down
restaurant companies in the world. Fortune Magazine named her one of the 50 most
powerful women in the US.
“Julia has a proven track record of guiding big brands to do big things, and we have
great plans for Bojangles,” said Jose Armario, CEO of Bojangles. “Her business
acumen is unmatched, and we’re thrilled to have her work alongside our powerhouse
board of directors to take Bojangles to the next level.”
In 2020, Stewart formed Alurx, which offers consumers a distinctive approach to health,
through a customized and comprehensive plan, utilizing interactive guidance, products
and services for a better life and better health. She also serves as an independent
board member for Avery Dennison, Bite Acquisition Corp., and Fogo de Chao.
“The future is bright for Bojangles, and the possibilities for their growth are endless,”
said Stewart. “I’m thrilled to join this board and see what wonderful things we can
In 2019, Bojangles was acquired by private equity firms Durational Capital Management and The Jordan Company, with plans to expand the largely Southern chain into a more national market.
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 approximately 800 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 www.bojangles.com. To join in on the fan fun, follow Bojangles on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.