Written by: Nathan Wertheimer
Altamonte Springs, FL – On Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 4pm, WFTV reported the closing of all eight Central Florida Bojangles locations. This fast food chain stop business operations as reported in many of the Central Florida media companies.
I visited the Bojangles Altamonte Springs location in the early morning on Monday, December 7, 2015, and found the parking lot empty without any employees around except for WOFL covering this story. Other signs of the closed business were the lights left on, the counter menu board removed from the display, chairs stacked in the dining room, signs taken down from the windows.
Many customers drove by to see the closure of this Bojangles. People were wondering why they closed so suddenly. There is speculation that the Franchisee wanted to focus on his other business industry instead of his fast food business. I have reached out to the media representative of Bojangles and have not heard back from them.
Later in the afternoon, I returned back to the Altamonte Springs location and found WFTV setup for a live shoot for the evening newscast. There were a few cars and employees inside finishing up the closure. One would notice that all Bojangles signs have inverted upside down into the sign fixtures.
Aside from the Central Florida Bojangles locations closure, many customers will be missing out on some great Southern cooking. Bojangles is known for their famous chicken biscuits. I can remember eating a bacon biscuit at this restaurant in the comfortable dining room. It was mighty tasty. Now I will have to travel to the Jacksonville area to eat some good Bojangle food. Stay tuned for more information if Bojangles reopens their current restaurant locations in the near future.