The Southern-styled restaurant franchise is opening in the Lone Star State for the first time.
Bojangles has announced the signing of two franchise agreements in Texas, each set to bring three locations to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston markets.
The first of these is with Sajib Singha and Asish Baidya of SAT Restaurant Group, LLC, who are helming the Dallas-Fort Worth launch. The other agreement has been signed with Khalid Siddiqui of LASH Foods, LLC, for the Houston market.
In addition to these franchised restaurants, Bojangles is set to open 15 corporately-owned sites, starting as early as the first quarter of 2022.
“Get ready, Texans, because our delicious chicken and biscuits are headed your way, and we can’t wait to serve you up some real deal, Southern flavor like only Bojangles does,” said Jose Costa, Bojangles’ chief growth officer.
“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.”
For over 14 years, Sajib Singha has exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit and community leadership role when introducing new QSR and fast-casual brands to frontier markets throughout North Texas, and especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Singha and Baidya have partnered in several QSR franchise development deals.
Khalid Siddiqui has a background in business and restaurant management and a diverse portfolio of franchise partnerships. He has been a multi-unit franchisee for Yum! Brands. Currently, Siddiqui is a franchisee of DQ Grill & Chill in North Houston, Texas.
The franchise agreements outline plans to open the first locations in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston in the first half of 2022.
“Growth is the name of the game, and we’re throwing our hat in the ring,” added Costa. “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.”