Bojangles closes all company-owned sites for 2 days: here’s why
CHARLOTTE, NC (WNCN) – Bojangles plans to close its company-owned restaurants for one day each in August and September.
North Carolina-based Bojangles said in a statement that the company decided to give employees a “well-deserved break” during those two days.
“We appreciate everything our dedicated team has done for Bojangles over the past year,” said Jose Armario, CEO of Bojangles, in a press release. “From navigating a global pandemic and adjusting to new security measures to supporting shifts for those who can’t come to work, we asked, and they answered the call. But it has not been easy, and we know that many people are physically and emotionally exhausted, so we hope that these two extra days off will allow them to rest and refresh themselves.
Bojangles employees, however, will not be paid for those days off, the Associated Press reported.
In a statement, the chicken and cookie chain encouraged its thousands of employees to take advantage of the upcoming closings – August 30 and September 13 – as an opportunity to “rest and recharge.”
Responding to the following questions to The Associated Press, a company spokesperson said many employees have been working overtime lately and the company will offer employees the option of working overtime if they wished.
In total, Bojangles has around 760 system-wide restaurants in 14 states, but the closure will only affect company-owned restaurants. More than 270 sites (listed here), employing approximately 8,000 crew members, would be affected.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.