This news gets me so excited! I look forward to hitting up Bojangles every time I am in North Carolina and now I don’t have to go that far to get it!

The popular Southern fried chicken chain is coming to New Jersey! According to NJ.com Bojangles is opening locations throughout North Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex and Union counties. Hopefully, the chain will see success and bring locations a little further south.

Exact locations and dates haven’t been announced just yet.

Bojangles was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977 and has about 750 locations nationwide. In 2022 alone the fried chicken chain has opened 35 new restaurants. Menu items include Cajun-inspired fried chicken, sandwiches, salads, breakfast biscuits, and their Legendary Iced Tea.

As I impatiently wait for the arrival of these Bojangles locations, I will pass the time by visiting these spots that Guy Fieri has traveled to for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. If you’re looking for some new eateries check out the list:

Every Philly Area Restaurant Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives