published Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Under Construction: Workers building Bojangles in East Brainerd

Tyler Coker pushes a pile of dirt toward the edge of the lot at 7987 East Brainerd Road, where a Bojangles chicken restaurant is expected to be completed by September.
Tyler Coker pushes a pile of dirt toward the edge of the lot at 7987 East Brainerd Road, where a Bojangles chicken restaurant is expected to be completed by September.
Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse.

• Name: Bojangles

• Location: 7987 East Brainerd Road near Jasper Road

• Status: Workers are excavating the property and have built the ground pad. Next, Superintendent Ron Jones says workers will install utilities. Contractors should complete the building and Bojangles should be serving chicken by September, Jones said.

• Price: $485,000

• Size: 3,808 square feet

• Parking: 51 spaces

• Occupancy: 56 seats

• Staff: 30 to 50 employees when completed with about 30 to 40 workers involved in construction.

• Features: Bojangles specializes in chicken and biscuits. The chain, founded in 1977 by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas in Charlotte, N.C., now has more than 500 restaurants. The company has restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and a handful of other states in the Southeast U.S. In the Chattanooga area, Bojangles already has opened restaurants in Cleveland, East Ridge, Hixson, Ooltewah and Fort Oglethorpe. This will be the first restaurant in East Brainerd, according to the company's website.

• Amenities: Landscaping and a retention pond in the rear will help the new restaurant blend in with the surrounding community.

• Contractors: RTC General Contractors

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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