New restaurant brings jobs, revenue, excitement to Tri-State area


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The first customers line up outside Bojangles Monday morning.

The Rutherford Group opened the first Bojangles in Huntington, making it only the second Bojangles in the state of West Virginia.

The wait and arrival of the famous chicken and biscuit restaurant has been full of excitement, especially on social media.

Savannah Richards (@_saaavbree) tweeted “Bojangles was definitely the best part of my day.”

After reaching out to Richards, she said she waited in backed up traffic for over an hour, but said it was definitely worth the wait.

“The food was so good and fresh,” Richards said. “It’ll definitely be one of my new go-to restaurants.”

During the opening day festivities, Bojangles gave the first customer a Bojangles Tailgate Special, featuring a corn hole set, folding chairs and other Bojangles branded items. The next 25 customers received a $25 gift card and the first 50 customers received a Bojangles tumbler, which includes 79-cent drink specials.

Bojangles restaurant employees and management were so busy servicing their customers on opening day, they weren’t able to comment on the successes thus far.

“They’ve had a pretty busy day over there so far,” said Cliff Cermak, corporate Bojangles public and media relations specialist.

For those unfamiliar with the famous menu of Bojangles, customers can find breakfast being served all day, fried chicken and biscuits, dirty rice, seasoned fries and many other fan favorites.

The new Route 60 location can seat approximately 70 guests and is furnished with two televisions and free Wi-Fi for customers.

The Rutherford Group has already began working on expanding Bojangles throughout West Virginia with already has plans to open two Kanawha County locations in the near future.

Darius Booker can be contacted at [email protected].