The wait is almost over! One of the nation’s leading restaurant franchises famous for its southern chicken and biscuits has plans to open its first New York location.

In early March it was announced Bojangles, known for its iconic Southern food, is finally expanding to the Tri-State area.

Bojangles to Open in New York

Company officials confirmed they struck a deal to open at least 10 stores in New Jersey, NBC reports.

“There’s a lot of demand for Bojangles in the Northeast,”  Bojangles’ chief growth officer Jose Costa told The Real Deal. 

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It's unclear where in New Jersey Bojangles will open, but officials confirmed stores will be in Bergen Middlesex, Essex, Union, and Hudson counties.

The Charlotte-based company has over 760 restaurants, mostly throughout the Southeast, in 11 states.

"Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles serves menu items such as made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, delicious hand-breaded bone-in chicken, flavorful sides and Legendary Iced Tea," the company writes in a press release.

Also in March, Bojangles outlined a plan to open 45 new locations over the next seven years. Those locations will be operated by Jeff Rigsby who currently operates 92 locations.

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The restaurants will be developed around Rigsby’s core markets, including Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, along with a new Bojangles market: Columbus, Ohio, which is slated for 15 locations.

Those 15 locations will be the first in Ohio.

While details aren't fully fleshed out, Bojangles does have plans to open its first New York State location in the near future.

Bojangles recently announced plans to open their first restaurants in New York State as well as the first store in Texas, according to Southern Living via the Charlotte Observer.

The New York location or timeline has not been announced.

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“Despite not having a location the brand already has strong market recognition. “We are thrilled to be bringing Bojangles and believe there is unlimited potential for the brand in the greater New York metropolitan region," Franchisee Dipak Patel told NJ.Com.

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