It seems that I received some inaccuate information from a reputable government source that I ran with and published a (now edited) post.
I previously reported that a Popeyes would open at 3220 and 3336 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker but am pleased to say that instead, a Bojangles' is planning to open there. (The location at 3900 LaVista Road will be a Popeyes.)
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bojangles' will open a new
2000 3800 square foot restaurant near the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway & Northlake Parkway in Tucker. The parcel consists of a small apparently residential structure (3220) and vacant lot (3336) left over from when the new RaceTrac opened last year.
The privately held chicken chain has about 500 locations in 11 east coast states, plus DC and Honduras.
Bojangles' was recently ranked No. 1 for percentage unit growth in the chicken segment by market research firm Technomic. "Bojangles' showed 5.9 percent unit growth, a faster growth rate than competitors such as Chick-fil-A, KFC, Popeyes and Zaxby's."
In March I announced news that Bojangles' would open a new location on Duluth Highway, its first in Duluth. Though the chain has yet to venture inside the perimeter of Atlanta, this new Tucker location is darn close. Bojangles' also operates restaurants in College Park and Forest Park, straddling the south end perimeter.
Plenty of Atlantans, myself included, have been waiting for Bojanges to make moves in the metro and hopefully this opening is a sign of more to come.
Are you excited to finally have a Bojangles' closer to metro Atlanta? Where should Bojangles' open next? What is your favorite fast food chicken chain?