Restaurant franchisee Henson Moore and his business partners will next Monday open the doors to their second Bojangles’ location — and the sixth in Middle Tennessee — this one on Old Hickory Boulevard in Nipper's Corner. Moore, a former attorney, opened the North Carolina-based chain's first area location on Charlotte Pike in 2005.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in the Nashville community,” said Moore. “As we’ve successfully grown our first location, we knew it was time to bring Bojangles’ to a wider audience. The people in Nashville have been very good to our business.”
The new 2,400-square-foot restaurant includes a drive-thru and can seat up to 72 people. It will employ about 65 workers.
The folks at casual-dining chain Granite City Food & Brewery are quite happy with the Cool Springs location they opened on McEwen Drive in February. In reporting that total restaurant sales rose from $28.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 to $35 million early this year, CEO Rob Doran says the Franklin restaurant posted "tremendous" numbers. See the company's full earnings report here.