Bojangles to close for two Mondays to give staff 'well-deserved break'

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Why is Bojangles closing for two days?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – Bojangles is planning to close its company-owned restaurants for one day each in August and September. Bojangles, based in North Carolina, explained in a press release that the company had decided to treat employees to a “well-deserved break” on those two days. NEWS10 ABCBojangles closing all company-owned locations for 2 days: Here’s why

All company-owned stores will close on Aug. 30 and Sept. 13 to allow 8,000 staff members and managers time off, the company said in a statement.

This decision comes as the restaurant industry faces many challenges during the pandemic.

“We appreciate everything our dedicated team has done for Bojangles this past year,” Bojangles CEO Jose Armario said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this creates for our customers, but we hope they’ll stop by Tuesday through Sunday, and all other Mondays to be greeted with the same Southern hospitality and smiles we’re known for -- perhaps even bigger after a day off.”

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The popular fast-food restaurant Bojangles is putting "Bo Time" on hold for two days in the coming weeks, closing all company-owned stores to give workers and managers what the company calls a "well-deserved break."

Bojangles made the announcement Friday on its website from its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"Following a long, challenging year and a half for the restaurant industry, Bojangles is investing in its most important asset," the company said.

The stores will close on Monday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 13, giving those days off to about 8,000 crew members and managers, officials said.

In the Upstate, the Bojangles on Haywood Road, in Greenville, on Woodruff Road, in Simpsonville, and on Main Street, in Newberry, will be affected.

A company spokesperson said the days off will be unpaid, but Bojangles will offer employees an opportunity to get additional hours Tuesday through Sunday, if desired.

The company said it is making the move in response to industry-wide labor shortages and other stresses put on its employees who’ve worked hard through the pandemic and will roll out additional benefits soon to further support the health and well-being of all its employees.

The move will not affect franchisee-owned Bojangles restaurants.

For a full list of which stores will be closed on Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, go here.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this creates for our customers, but we hope they’ll stop by Tuesday through Sunday, and all other Mondays to be greeted with the same Southern hospitality and smiles we’re known for – perhaps even bigger after a day off,” Armario said.

Affected stores will close at their regular times the Sunday before and reopen at their regular times the following Tuesday.

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