Fast food chains generally make me queasy, but I couldn’t help feeling warm and fuzzy inside when I spotted the bright yellow sign for Bojangles‘ in the distance. I read about this storied southern chain years ago and have been curious to taste their signature Chicken ‘n Biscuits and Bo-Berry Biscuits ever since. Sometimes, my soft spot for regional specialties overpowers my disdain for everything fast food.
The Astronomer and his awesomely adventurous sister Rosalind joined me at Bojangles’ even though neither quite understood my fascination with the place.
Launched in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bojangles’ currently has over 500 outlets across ten states and Washington, D.C. There are even two international locations in Honduras. For those residing here on the west coast, the closest Bojangles’ is somewhere down in Mississippi.
We began with an order of Bojangles’ “famous” Chicken ‘n Biscuits, which was comprised of a seasoned breast filet served on a buttermilk biscuit. Pounded thin and heavily battered, the chicken tickled our tongues with its blend of Cajun spices. The biscuit, which the restaurant claimed was “made-from-scratch,” was buttery, doughy, and on par with other fast food biscuits I’ve come across.
To jazz up the sandwich, we sauced it up with honey, mustard, and “Cajun Hot Sauce.”
Chick-fil-A, a southern-based chain also specializing in chicken and biscuits, supposedly makes a superior product according to my dining companions, but my vote’s for Bojangles’ because politics affects my appetite.
I experienced a hilarious exchange with the cashier when I placed my order for the Bo-Berry Biscuits. She asked if I would like one biscuit for $1 or two biscuits for $1. It was an illogical question to which I replied logically, “two biscuits, please.”
Our two biscuits arrived warm and attractively iced. We dug right in with our plastic sporks and knives.
Bo-Berry Biscuits are sweet little pucks with just a touch of saltiness. Bo-Berries, also known as blue dots that taste like artificially flavored blueberries, permeate every bite. As far as fast food sweets go, I’d rather have an apple pie from McDonald’s, but this biscuit certainly had its charms.
Well, I’m glad that I got the Bojangles’ bug out of my system!
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits
2581 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
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- Cajun Steamer – Birmingham
- Capers Comfort Foods – Birmingham
- Dreamland Bar-B-Que – Birmingham
- Edgar’s Old Style Bakery – Birmingham
- Flip Burger Boutique – Birmingham
- Full Moon Bar-B-Que – Birmingham
- Green Acres Cafe – Birmingham
- Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham
- Hot and Hot Fish Club – Birmingham
- Jim ‘N Nick’s – Birmingham
- Jim ‘N Nick’s – Birmingham
- Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q – Birmingham
- Phở Hoàng – Birmingham
- Phở Quê Hương – Birmingham
- Saigon Noodle House – Birmingham
- Saw’s BBQ – Birmingham
- Veranda on Highland – Birmingham
- Waffle House – Anniston