|The new Bojangles' in Brasleton|
Bojangles' continues to expand in Georgia.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bojangles' is continuing their expansion into metro Atlanta with newly planned locations in Marietta and Lawrenceville.
The new freestanding restaurant in Marietta will be built in place of a one time Shoney's restaurant at 3101 Canton Highway. Most recently, the restaurant operated as Players Sports Bar & Cafe. The Marietta location is being opened by the same franchise group who this past May opened a new Bojangles' on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.
In Lawrenceville, Bojangles' will open a 3,800 square foot unit on 1065 Old Peachtree Road, adjacent to QuikTrip, on vacant land once home to a small gas station. Plans call for the corporately-owned restaurant to open in October.
Bojangles' seems to have an affinity for locating their restaurants within close proximity of QuikTrip or RaceTrac gas stations. The Lawrenceville location has the added benefit of being as close to the highway as a business is likely to be allowed.
A corporately owned Bojangles' opened this past Sunday at 5650 Green Street in Braselton. The location joins existing north Georgia locations in Gainesville, Buford, Dawsonville, Dacula, Cornelia, Jefferson and Commerce.
Bojangles' also has corporate stores planned for Doraville and Chamblee, both of which are progressing, but slower than anticipated. A well placed source indicates that the Doraville location is moving along well and could break ground within the next 60-90 days. The Chamblee location has yet to be fully approved by all necessary entities.
Another franchised unit is planned for Memorial Drive in Decatur. The freestanding restaurant will be built in place of an empty lot by the former Avondale/Columbia Mall (current Walmart Supercenter.)
Bojangles' went public last month and after shooting up about 40%, to nearly $28 mid-day, ended the day up 25%, at $23.75. Today, the stock is closer to its $19 IPO, opening this week at $23.51.