Look close--you can see the orange color bleeding through the light blue on the awnings
Bojangles' #1 on West Blvd as it looked in 1977
The first Bojangles' was opened in Charlotte in 1977 on West Blvd by Richard Thomas and Jack Fulk. Featuring distinctive, flavorful chicken and buttermilk biscuits, the restaurant was an instant hit and has grown into a popular East coast chain along with locations in Mexico and Honduras.
As rare as it is to see a location close, the "Credit Quick" on South Blvd is a unique example. Originally a standard Bojangles' restaurant, this one became "Bojangles' University" and was Bojangles' primary training facility until 2002. Other than replacing the signature orange-color with light blue (and not very well), this building is easily identified as being a former member of the Bojangles' family.