Bojangles opens 1st of 15 planned Central Florida locations

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Bojangles announced 15 new locations in the Orlando area (Bojangles)

SANFORD, Fla. – More than a year after it was first announced, Bojangles has opened the first of 15 planned restaurants around the greater Orlando area.

The new corporate-owned location sits at 101 S. Oregon Ave. in Sanford.


The North Carolina-based chain announced in May 2021 that it planned to open 15 locations in the Orlando area.

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Currently, the only other Bojangles in Central Florida is in Ocala at 4828 SW College Road.

The chicken chain was last in the Orlando area in 2015. The franchisee closed up eight shops across Central Florida and left the restaurant business altogether right before Christmas that year.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.