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Photo Gallery | Local Bojangles employees compete in the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge

ATLANTA, GA.  (Oct. 10, 2011) – Bojangles’ is serious about its biscuits, which are made from scratch at every store, around the clock every day using their secret recipe.  To add a little fun and friendly competition while ensuring the company’s rigorous procedures are followed to a tee, producing only the best biscuits, Bojangles’ offers crew members a chance to win great prizes and bragging rights as they battle it out during the annual Master Biscuit Maker Challenge.

The culinary showdown to determine the most talented biscuit makers throughout Bojangles’ 500-plus restaurants will begin here in Atlanta on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Bojangles’ located at 5628 Fulton Industrial Blvd. 

Local Bojangles’ franchise entity Trickum Ops, LLC, will have team members from Atlanta-area restaurants competing in tomorrow’s challenge.  Each restaurant will send its top representative, previously determined by store-level competitions, to the franchise Master Biscuit Maker regional competition.  Contenders will be judged on their ability to create perfect, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits capable of delighting the taste buds of even the toughest critics.  The regional winners will be awarded cash prizes and earn the chance to compete against representatives of other Bojangles’ franchisees in the finals of the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge in Bojangles’ hometown of Charlotte, N.C., on November 10.

“At Bojangles’ we pride ourselves in offering customers the best biscuits around – they’re warm, fluffy, buttery and always fresh,” said Franchise Business Consultant Randy Icard.  “The Master Biscuit Maker Challenge gives us a chance to come together and celebrate the importance of a perfect Bojangles’ biscuit.  You’d think the prizes would be the biggest motivation to succeed in the competition, but a large majority of our crew members are more excited about earning the bragging rights.  It means a lot to them to be able to say their biscuit-making skills are greater than those of hundreds of their peers.”

Even the most avid Bojangles’ fans are likely to take for granted the significant effort and precision that goes into baking each and every perfect Bojangles’ biscuit, but the Master Biscuit Maker judges take into account all aspects of the biscuit-making process in their quest to find the ultimate Master Biscuit Maker.  No step in the process is too small, and each step must be completed accurately to yield perfect biscuits consistently.

First participants must use the proper tools, such as the correctly sized rolling pin, biscuit cutter and pastry brush.  Once all the tools have been gathered, ingredients must be combined to ensure that all 15 steps in the mixing process are completed in the proper order.  Then contestants must complete the 18-step rolling process and 11-step cutting process before they can even bake their biscuits.  Once biscuits are removed from the oven, they are judged not only on taste, but also color, height and diameter.

The ultimate goal for all competitors is to make it to the finals of the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge, which will be held at Bojangles’ Support Center in Charlotte Nov. 9-11.  All team members who participate in the Finals receive a trophy/plaque along with a $250 cash prize.  The team member that earns the ultimate Master Biscuit Maker title will receive a Master Biscuit Maker trophy along with a $1,000 cash prize.

“The most important people in this business are the ones who are in the kitchens of our restaurants making Bojangles’ made-from-scratch biscuits and hand-breaded chicken,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Randy Kibler.  “All members of the Bojangles’ team get excited about the annual Master Biscuit Maker competition because, aside from being a lot of fun, it gives us a chance to recognize and reward Bojangles’ teammates who help us continue to serve the most delicious biscuits every single day.”