CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct 24, 2022) - Following its Camo Big Bo Box campaign, which gave customers the chance to purchase the limited-edition boxes and/or round up their tickets, Bojangles and its franchisees announced raising $548,000 for Folds of Honor, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of fallen or disabled service members and first responders.
The news was announced at the Carolina Panthers’ game on Sunday, Oct. 23 – Bojangles Day – as the chicken chain presented the organization with a grand check on the field. The amount raised equates to 109 educational scholarships of $5,000 each.
“It was incredibly special to be able to present this life-changing check to our friends at Folds of Honor on a football field with so much meaning to our brand,” said Dave Whitaker, Bojangles’ Chief Operating Officer. “Many of the customers who helped us reach this milestone dollar amount were sitting in those seats yesterday, and it’s because of them and others across our footprint that Bojangles is able to make a difference with partners like Folds of Honor.”
Throughout its 45-year history, Bojangles has demonstrated a commitment to the communities it serves through ongoing support of charitable, nonprofit and community organizations. In addition to the many community activities supported locally by franchisees, the company focuses its efforts on two community relations pillars – literacy and military appreciation – which it will continue to do through its newly minted Bojangles Foundation Fund.
“Bojangles and its customers have made a selfless commitment to help educate the families of military service members and first responders,” said Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor. “We are grateful to the entire Bojangles family for again assisting the individuals that we serve.”
Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded about 44,000 academic scholarships totaling $200 million to the family members of our nation’s heroes. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities.
Though the camo-colored Big Bo Boxes are sold out, fans can still get their fix with regular Big Bo Boxes or with team-themed Big Bo Boxes in certain markets. The family meals come ready to serve with eight, 12 or 20 pieces of hand-breaded, Cajun-spiced chicken; Southern fixins; made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits; and a half gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®.
About Bojangles, Inc.
Bojangles is a Carolina-born restaurant chain specializing in craveable Southern food made by hand from real recipes. Founded in 1977 as a single location in Charlotte, North Carolina, the beloved brand continues to grow – currently at 780 company-owned and franchised restaurants – bringing its focus on food and folks along with it. For more information about Bojangles’ handcrafted approach to food and community impact, visit www.bojangles.com. To join in on the fan fun, follow Bojangles on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Beginning in 2022, it expanded its mission to include first responders. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded about 44,000 scholarships totaling about $200 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit foldsofhonor.org.