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Buncombe Road corridor gets boost with Bojangles' opening

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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It was family time at Bojangles' at Buncombe today. Children were invited, with other customers, to spin a wheel trying to land on a space offering prizes.
 
 

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It was family time at Bojangles' at Buncombe today. Children were invited, with other customers, to spin a wheel trying to land on a space offering prizes.

 

 



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Jeff Tuttle, General Manager at Greer Commission of Public Works, got his first taste of Bojangles' food this morning during the restaurant's grand opening on Buncombe Road. He formerly lived in Texas where no Bojangles' franchises exist.
 
 
 
 
 

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Jeff Tuttle, General Manager at Greer Commission of Public Works, got his first taste of Bojangles' food this morning during the restaurant's grand opening on Buncombe Road. He formerly lived in Texas where no Bojangles' franchises exist.

 

 

 

 

 



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Allen Johnston reminds those attending the Bojangles' at Buncombe grand opening that a second restaurant is being built at Hwy. 101 across from Greer's BMW Manufacturing Co. Johnston and his wife, Lee Ann, are owner operators of Chix and Bix LLC, franchise owners of Bojangles'.
 

Allen Johnston reminds those attending the Bojangles' at Buncombe grand opening that a second restaurant is being built at Hwy. 101 across from Greer's BMW Manufacturing Co. Johnston and his wife, Lee Ann, are owner operators of Chix and Bix LLC, franchise owners of Bojangles'.

 



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It was anything but an ordinary ribbon cutting at Bojangles' at Buncombe today. City Administrator Ed Driggers and Mayor Rick Danner (bow tie) laugh after it took about a dozen tries to cut the traditional red Bojangles' ribbon. District Manager Dempsey  Roberts gathers up the bow.
 

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It was anything but an ordinary ribbon cutting at Bojangles' at Buncombe today. City Administrator Ed Driggers and Mayor Rick Danner (bow tie) laugh after it took about a dozen tries to cut the traditional red Bojangles' ribbon. District Manager Dempsey  Roberts gathers up the bow.

 



Bojangles’ at Buncombe is considered another feather in the development of the Buncombe Road/Hwy. 14 to Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor.

The fast-food restaurant had its ribbon cutting today with city executives and Bojangles’ corporate officials officially welcoming customers to its first store serving the rapidly growing Riverside community.

“This (Bojangles’) is great for Greer on a number of fronts. We have a development group, Allen and Lee Ann Johnston, that have the vision to build on the South Buncombe Road corridor,” Reno Deaton, President/CEO of Greer Economic Development, said.

Deaton said its location, corner of Buncombe and Hammett Bridge Road, will serve the east side of Greer with its strategic address within the Riverside school system, explosion of housing developments, a grocery store with strip mall across from Riverside High School and other projects still unannounced.

Allen Johnston said, “We have built Bojangles’ in three states and the best group to work with has been the city of Greer.”

Jeff Tuttle, General Manager at Commission of Public Works, said the project to bring sewer service to the Bojangles’ site, across Hammett Bridge Road, was made simpler with the cooperation of the city, Bojangles’ officials, Greer State Bank and several property owners. “We’re now linked to Highway 14 and are prepared to service new businesses when they come in here.”

Tuttle, who came to Greer via Texas, had not eaten at a Bojangles’. That was reason enough for Lee Ann Johnston to give Tuttle a tour and a plate of signature chicken, biscuit and side dishes.

Rita Parrott, who lives along Hammett Bridge Road, said she was pleased with the new location near her home. “My husband and I love Bojangles’,” Parrott said. “If we go out to eat fried chicken we come here. I like the Cajun bowl and wing dinners. It’s convenient and I like the open seating area.”

Store hours are 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The store specializes in tailgating orders and take out service for business, school and athletic functions.

Chix and Bix, the Johnston’s restaurant group of Bojangles’ and Fuddruckers, is also building the biscuit and chicken store at Hwy. 101 across from the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co. It will front new businesses Bosch and Pilot Freight at Liberty Industrial Park. The proposed Bass Pro retail/hotel/entertainment complex will be across I-85. 

 

 

 

 

Businesses mentioned in this article.

Greer State Bank

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