CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marion, Illinois: It's Finally Bo Time Y'all! The Southern chain is today bringing its made-from-scratch biscuits, perfectly seasoned fried chicken and Legendary Iced TeaŽ to the new Love's Travel Stop at 1900 The Hill Avenue.
The location is Bojangles' first restaurant and Love's 25th travel stop in The Prairie State. It's the second venture for the companies, which is part of a national franchise agreement to open 40 locations together. The agreement secures restaurants in four new states -- Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi and Oklahoma -- for the iconic Southern chain.
"We are thrilled to bring the town of Marion and its surrounding communities our delicious chicken and biscuits," said Brian Unger, Chief Operating Officer for Bojangles. "We're excited to be opening alongside a Love's Travel Stops because we know how well-liked they are among locals and travelers alike. We hope all Marion residents and hungry travelers passing through will stop in and say hello so we can start your day off right with our biscuit-filled breakfast menu and keep serving up smiles and Southern staples all day long."
The new Bojangles location serves breakfast all day, every day beginning at 5 a.m. and continues with lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. daily. It will eventually be open 24 hours a day. The restaurant will offer a full menu, drive-through for quick service and dine-in facility with a contemporary design, including a Biscuit Theatre, variety of seating options and Wi-Fi. It seats 60 customers in its dining room and employs 40 people.
"Since announcing this partnership last year, our customers have consistently asked when the locations would open," said Joe Cotton, Love's vice president of Restaurant Services. "We are so thrilled that the time has finally come in Illinois. We know our customers from across the country will enjoy Bojangles."
Love's leads the nation in travel stop networks, an oasis for travelers with clean, accessible, brightly lit facilities located in 41 states. It offers a wide range of services for motorists and professional drivers to enhance their travel experience, from fresh coffee and snacks to gasoline and diesel fuel.
The restaurant will operate in compliance with Illinois state COVID-19 health regulations. Bojangles maintains a work environment that focuses heavily on cleanliness standards and good hand-washing techniques.