Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bojangle’s Famous Chicken-n-Biscuits

As I mentioned, during my trip to Raleigh, I was trying to hit all the places in the south that I just don’t have access to in the north.  Bojangles falls squarely in that category – I’m not sure they ever had any locations in the north but I wouldn’t even know – as I’ve heard over the years about Bojangles.  I finally got a chance to try it early Saturday morning…

As it was breakfast time, I didn’t think it would be appropriate for me to order fried chicken.  Sure, I have a friend who claims to have frequently purchased an 8 piece for dinner and consumed the entire thing in one sitting by himself, but… that isn’t me.  I swear, it’s my friend!!!  Ahem. 

So I ordered the only thing on the breakfast menu that was chicken & a biscuit: the spicy chicken on a biscuit, with bo-tatoes and sweet tea.  The sweet tea was pretty standard – not too sweet, which is great. 

The biscuit was a little sad, a little soft and greasy.  It tasted exactly like biscuits I hate, from fast food places I no longer visit.  Fake-buttery, mushy, soft; I very quickly gave up and focused on the chicken inside. 

I should have added hot sauce.  The chicken was lightly spiced, but not spicy; overcooked a bit where the chicken was dry and stringy in places, and just… meh.  It wasn’t bad, but this is definitely something I feel no need to revisit.  Ever. 

The bo-tatoes, on the other hand… well, these were great!  Perfectly fried, mini-rounds of hash brown patty… yum!  Crisp exterior, fluffy chopped potato interior, just fantastic.  I liked these a lot and totally would eat these again.  Since there’s mini, there’s more edges to get extra crispy, to soft fluffy interior.  Love! 

Yvo says: While my entire breakfast cost only $5.05 – which by the standards I’m accustomed is a complete STEAL – I don’t know, did I order wrong?  I just wasn’t all that impressed by what I thought had to be awesome; fried chicken for breakfast?  Come on!  What did I do wrong?  Someone?  Help!  I want to love this place, but… I didn’t. 

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11 Responses to “Bojangle’s Famous Chicken-n-Biscuits”
  1. Aimee Self says:

    I don’t like Bojangles myself but some people around here love it!

  2. Janice says:

    Maybe the shop was having a bad day cause a Bojangles chicken & biscuit on a good day is the kind of thing my niece dreams of for months on end!

  3. BeerBoor says:

    I’m guessing you had a bad one, is all. Timing is everything. I’ve found ordering it with cheese is a solid idea as well. (And the regular chicken is just a hair better than Popeye’s, which we all know is the best chain fried chicken otherwise.)

    There was a Bojangles’ location in Brooklyn, of all places, on Broadway in a food court in the front of an Associated grocery store. I visited a few weeks after the Bo pulled out — the signes were still there, without the Bojangles’ logo, but the packaging was all still there. And the chicken was horrible, which was probably part of why they pulled their name.

  4. chakrateeze says:

    Back in the day, we had a couple of Bo’s down here (Memphis, TN). One day you’d go there and it’d be great. The next, gross. So if I saw one, no matter where it was, I wouldn’t bother.


  5. kelly says:

    I love Bojangle’s. I ate there all the time when I was in Charlotte. I have not had a bad batch, but I went during prime meal times so the chicken was always fresh.

    Reading your entries really makes me miss USA, not that Hong Kong is a bad city to live in, just different.

  6. T.C. says:

    Mmm botatoes. I want some tots though.

    And I’m not the person eating a whole 8-piece dinner alone.
    Nothing wrong with fried chicken for breakfast. GAME ON! But needs to be on the juicy side.

  7. Hungry says:

    Seriously, why did you doubt yourself? You should have gone and had just fried chicken for breakfast.

  8. RonW says:

    Well, I don’t think Bojo’s chicken and biscuit is their best item, yeah you should have just gotten the 8 piece box! And I do love their biscuits: fluffy, salty and crispy, yum. Finally, each franchise location can do things slightly different. The Knightdale location may just not be the best choice for Bojangles. IMO, Bojangles is better than Popeye’s and both are WAY better than KFC.


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