ESG Case Study

Giving Back at Bojangles


President and Chief Executive Officer

“Bojangles is a company passionate about serving more than just delicious chicken, biscuits, and tea in the communities where we have restaurants. We are about supporting those communities, our employees, and the customers who support us every day.”

The Bojangles Foundation Fund was established in commemoration of Bojangles’ 45th anniversary in 2022 to demonstrate Bojangles’ deep commitment to community. Together with Bojangles’ franchisees, the Foundation supports three civic-focused initiatives: literacy, military appreciation, and strengthening community. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than 92,300 books and $1.8 million.

Bojangles participates in a range of initiatives, partnering with the Department of Education in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to support teachers and literacy. Bojangles sponsors the Teacher of the Year program in all three states, delivering Big Bo Boxes full of books to all finalists and cash prizes for winners. Across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Bojangles has reached more than 339 school districts and distributed more than 46,000 books. In addition, Bojangles partnered with the Charlotte Checkers to begin a My First Library Program to distribute books to graduating kindergarten students to help them prepare for first grade.

Military Appreciation
Bojangles began building a partnership with Folds of Honor in 2021 to support local heroes. Folds of Honor is a national non-profit dedicated to providing academic scholarships to families of fallen or disabled service members and first responders. Since its founding in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded approximately 44,000 scholarships totaling about $200 million in all 50 states.

In 2023, Bojangles continued to demonstrate support for Folds of Honor by donating $563,311, totaling $1.8 million in support since the partnership began. The donation is the result of the generosity of Bojangles’ loyal customers throughout the year. Among the fundraising efforts are the Folds of Honor-themed Big Bo Box, which returned for its third year in 2023. Bojangles directed $1 from the sale of each limited edition, Star-Spangled Big Bo Box to Folds of Honor.

Strengthening Community
Bojangles partners with The Greg Olsen Foundation to support families of children with congenital heart disease with in-home nursing care and comprehensive medical services. In addition to financial support for the foundation, Bojangles provides heart-shaped biscuits and other in-kind donations to pediatric cardiac unit staff to show their appreciation for the care provided to pediatric cardiovascular patients in the Carolinas. The Children’s Attention Home is another community resource Bojangles has supported via The Bojangles Foundation Fund. Located in York County, the Home provides emergency shelter and long-term residential care for abused, abandoned, and neglected children of South Carolina.

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