Wednesday, December 4, 2019

[CLOSURE ALERT] Four Fewer Places for Bo Time in Metro Atlanta

Bojangles' this week closed four of its restaurants in metro Atlanta.   The Charlotte, North Carolina-based chicken chain reportedly closed the four restaurants without prior notice to customers and due to them all being "underperforming," according to a company spokesperson.    

The company closed locations on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Peachtree Corners and on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn at the close of business on Monday.  In a subsequent move, the company closed locations on Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville and on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth at the close of business on Tuesday.  All of the affected restaurants were company owned and are located in Gwinnett County.

Records indicate the Lawrenceville restaurant, located at 1470 Lawrenceville Highway, was the oldest of the four affected restaurants, having opened in 2004.  The Duluth restaurant, at 3625 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, was the newest restaurant, having opened August 22, 2017.  Records indicate the Peachtree Corners restaurant, located at 7140 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, opened December 29, 2013 and the  Lilburn restaurant at 5625 Lawrenceville Highway opened  January 12, 2015.  

Notices of the respective closures were posted to the drive-thrus and front doors of the affected restaurants with exterior signage already removed from both the Lilburn and Peachtree Corners restaurants as of Tuesday afternoon.   

"Most affected employees will be offered employment at other Bojangles’ restaurants in the area, and we are committed to meeting all of our obligations as a long-time employer in the community." 

Following the closures, Bojangles’ will continue to operate 105 other restaurants in Georgia including locations in Chamblee, Doraville, Tucker, Buford, Marietta, Kennesaw and Carrollton, among others.   Collectively there are currently approximately 745 restaurants in the Bojangles’ system.

Bojangles' was last November taken private by Durational Capital Management LP and The Jordan Company, L.P.

Are you surprised by the four Bojangles' closures?  Where is your favorite place to get fried chicken in Atlanta?  What would you like to see open in the new vacant former Bojangles' restaurants?  

Please share your thoughts below.


Anonymous said...

When you food service hiring managers get it??? It is all about the underperforming thugs working in your restaurants! Get the right attitude-having, clean, courteous staff and the business will follow.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised that the location on Lawrenceville Hwy in Lawrenceville closed. It's been steadily declining the past 2-3 years!

Kitster said...

I grew up in South Carolina loving BoJangles. So, when they started opening up here in Atlanta, I was overjoyed.
I have been to several locations, but the ones I visit most are in Woodstock (Trickum at Hwy 92) and Sandy Springs (north of Northridge on Hwy 9) and they are both fantastic locations. The one in Doraville is not bad either (based on a couple of visits over the last couple of years).
But, it seems to me - based on the closures this week and other recent closures (Marietta, etc.) that they may have tried to expand too quickly in this market. Maybe. Anyway, I hate to see ANY restaurant or establishment close - but especially ones I grew up with.

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