Crispy chicken. Biscuits. Mac and cheese. Bo-tato rounds. The rumors are true: it’s Bo time at UNC.
The Carolina Union officially added Bojangles as one of the food vendors that will be available for students this fall, replacing Wendy's.
The Bojangles will honor the “100-point special” whenever the UNC men's basketball team scores 100 points or more during a home game, according to an email statement from Scott Myers, director of UNC Auxillary Services.
This special at participating Bojangles locations offers two sausage biscuits for $1 while supplies last.
“Campus dining options are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure we offer brands and menus that appeal to campus customers," Myers said in the email. "Bojangles is a student-requested brand, and the decision to bring Bojangles was supported and approved by the Student Dining Board and the Carolina Union Board of Directors.”
Bojangles will be managed by the Carolina Dining Services, and students interested in working there are encouraged to apply online on the CDS website.
Many students, including rising junior Austin Cook, are excited about the arrival of Bojangles.
Cook said she has many fond memories of going to Bojangles when she was little and is excited to have "a piece of home at home.”
“I can remember from the day I turned three, going to Bojangles with my family after church,” Cook said. “And you know what? To have a little piece of that experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that's unbeatable. That’s special.”
Josh Postyn, another rising junior, is excited for some changes in the CDS environment.
“I’m eager to see what plus swipes Bojangles can provide for us UNC students,” Postyn said.
Going to Bojangles also reminds Postyn of when he was growing up, he said. On snow days, he said he used to go to Bojangles with his friends because it was the only thing open around them.
“We would have some nice hot biscuits and chicken,” Postyn said. “It was the best thing in the world.”
He also said he hopes Bojangles will be able to meet the demand when the basketball team scores 100 points for the special.
Kayla Tran, a rising sophomore, said she thinks the arrival of Bojangles is a good thing because it shows the University is aware students enjoy Bojangles and is trying to cater to that.
"Last year as a freshman, going to Bojangles to get our biscuits after the 100-point game was a little bit less accessible because a lot of us didn't have cars," Tran said. "So I think that now it would just be even more exciting if we were able to have the 100-point game and then be able to go straight to Bojangles. And I think that would make it a new tradition."
Abby Chester, a rising junior at UNC, said she is intrigued to see the competition between all of the restaurants that offer chicken that are close to or on campus when the Bojangles opens.
“I do think it will be interesting seeing the war between the fried chicken places because we have the Canes and Chick-fil-a and now Bojangles,” Chester said. “So I am curious to see which of those people will prefer.”
Chester is also looking forward to going to the new Bojangles for the 100-point special when it is offered because she feels it will add to the sense of school spirit UNC students have.
“Hopefully when the basketball team gets 100 points, they will see all the people flocking to Bojangles to get their sausage biscuits," Chester said. "Hopefully, that will inspire them to keep wanting to get 100 points. And that, in turn, just makes us more excited to be a part of such an incredible basketball program.”
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