Bojangles inks deals to expand into Texas, commits to corporate-store development
Six franchise units and 15 company restaurants will open in 2022
Bojangles signed two new franchise agreements to open a total of six units in Texas, and it will debut 15 corporate stores, expanding to the Lone Star State. Sajib Singha and Asish Baidya of SAT Restaurant Group, LLC will open three in Dallas-Fort Worth and Khalid Siddiqui of LASH Foods, LLC will open three restaurants in Houston.
The franchise partners have significant business experience. For over 14 years, Singha has brought QSR and fast-casual brands to markets in North Texas, and especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Singha and Baidya have already consummated several quick-serve development deals.
As a multi-unit franchisee for Yum! Brands, Siddiqui has built a diverse portfolio of franchise partnerships. Currently, Siddiqui operates a DQ Grill & Chill in North Houston, Texas as a franchisee.
“We’re proud to be working alongside two experienced, multi-unit operators in LASH Foods and SAT Restaurant Group to make the move to Texas, and we look forward to the great successes that will come from those partnerships.”said Jose Costa, Bojangles’ Chief Growth Officer.
The agreements for Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston call for the opening of new units in the first half of 2022 with Singha and Baidya, respectively. Bojangles corporate restaurants will open in Dallas-Fort Worth as early as the first quarter of 2022.
These franchise deals for Texas come on the heels of an agreement Bojangles landed with Chaac Foods Restaurants in May to open 40 new stores, including 15 in Orlando, Fla. The chicken QSR is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy with multi-unit operators, both new and existing. The company suggests the inking of these deals signal optimism its expansion.
Costa added, “Growth is the name of the game, and we’re throwing our hat in the ring. We’ve built a beloved, well-respected brand based on integrity, hospitality and just plain good food, and now we’ve got our sights set on bringing that brand across the nation.”
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