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Why is there only one Bojangles’ ITP and a million immediately outside it?

Slow your roll a bit, questioner. To set the record straight, Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits is a Charlotte-based franchise that dishes crispy, Cajun-seasoned fare at more than 760 locations around the Southeast. But only about 30 of those are in metro Atlanta. Yes, several are clustered just outside the Perimeter, from Tucker to Doraville, Smyrna to College Park, and as far out as Peachtree City and Monroe. ITP actually counts two Bojangles’ outposts—one on Buford Highway near Brookhaven and another at the airport.

But yeah, why not more ITP options?

Bojangles’ spokesperson Brian Little sent assurance that the company is “always glad to hear that fans throughout the country want more Bojangles’” but didn’t address the dearth of intown locations. “While there are no specific plans at this time to open new locations in the Atlanta market,” wrote Little in an email, “we continue to look for opportunities to expand and sign well-qualified franchise operators to open restaurants in key markets.”

For what it’s worth, a “key market,” as defined by the company’s very specific site-selection process, provides the right mix of restaurant visibility, population, demographics, and access to what’s defined as “breakfast traffic.” That means hungry people driving to work should easily be able to swing through, and Bojangles’ prefers stores near intersections traveled by at least 20,000 vehicles each day. So you might consider pitching your nearest busy crossroads as primo Bojangles’ real estate. Or just opt for Chick-fil-A, which operates nearly 40 locations within the Perimeter alone.

This article appears in our November 2019 issue.