Southern cuisine is among the most distinctive among the homegrown cuisines for delicious reasons. Nearly everything about it evokes comfort food, a good thing in the hustle and bustle of modern life where comfort may be few and far between. When done right, Southern foods become a lifelong habit!
And when it comes to Southern food done right and delivered fast, two names in the quick service restaurant industry stands out – Biscuitville and Bojangles. Let’s take a look at their similarities and differences, a comparison that may be useful when you’re deciding which one is the best.
Presence in the Country
Biscuitville and Bojangles are similar in the sense that both are based in North Carolina so these are Southern companies, born and bred in more ways than one. Their origins here continue to influence their direction and expansion, such as their strong focus on fresh buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and grits, the staples of Southern cooking. Both are also known for their cult-like following in places where their restaurants are found.
Today, Biscuitville and Bojangles only have regional coverage, mainly in North Virginia and North Carolina. While you can’t find them in every corner, so to speak, when you’re in the area, you will likely find the restaurants as popular places for family and friends. Their restaurants are a mecca for diners looking for affordable Southern comfort food in a fast-food setting.
Current Menu Offerings
These are great places to enjoy breakfast and lunch. This isn’t surprising considering that buttermilk biscuits can be paired with nearly every type of breakfast and lunch staples, from eggs, sausages and bacon to fried chicken with gravy. While there are many several similar items on the Biscuitville and Bojangles menus, there are also differences that people who have been to both chains have observed.
At a Biscuitville restaurant, the menu focuses on buttermilk biscuits – flaky, buttery and creamy with a filling quality that becomes addictive after the first bite. These staples are made from scratch, made from premium ingredients, and made every 15 minutes to ensure that, indeed, their exceptional quality is maintained.
These are also available in two versions, namely, the Regular and Ultimate. These can also be paired with your choice in sausages, fried chicken, hams, pork chops, steaks, eggs and cheese, and bologna. The Ultimate can satisfy a large appetite, even allow two people to share, with its four eggs, double meat, and biscuit and grits served with either gravy or hash browns.
But Biscuitville doesn’t build its reputation on buttermilk biscuits alone. The menu also features English muffins served with cheese and fried egg, Breakfast Platters, Pancake Platters. There are even Low Carb Platters for those who want to partake of the Biscuitville goodness without putting their hearts at risk.
For dessert, there are banana nut muffins, honey buns, cranberry orange muffins, and blueberry muffins.
Bojangles, on the other hand, prides itself on its Cajun-flavored fried chicken aside from its flaky, creamy and rich buttermilk biscuits. The contrast between the spicy, crispy and meaty fried chicken and the buttermilk biscuits is definitely something you must try before you die. The biscuits are always served hot from the oven and served with the diner’s choice in fillings, which can be seasoned sausages, eggs and cheese, and country-style ham.
The Dirty Rice, Cajun Pintos, and Chicken Supremes differentiate Bojangles from its competition. You will agree that these are flavorful on the palate and filling on the stomach, just how the best Southern comfort food should be.
The dessert selection focuses mainly on sweet biscuits, such as Cinnamon Pecan Twists and Bo-Berry Biscuits. The limited selection is offset by the delicious sweetness without being cloying of these sweet biscuits.
Keep in mind that both Biscuitville and Bojangles are fast-food chains so diners shouldn’t expect waiter service, chic décor, and luxurious facilities. Despite these limitations, nonetheless, their restaurants are clean including the main dining areas and rest rooms so there’s always the assurance that you’re eating food prepared in hygienic conditions.
Many people will say that Bojangles has a more welcoming feel than Biscuitville because of its bright, airy and spacious interiors. But it’s likely a matter of preference since Biscuitville also has a family-friendly vibe in its restaurants.
While there’s no waiter service, the crew members in both chains appear to be helpful, friendly and efficient in their jobs. Diners can usually rely on them to clean the tables, keep the premises clean, and provide the basic dining needs for them. While there may be a few less than friendly crew members, the overall experience is pleasant so no complaints there.
Which is the better Southern food-centric chain? Well, it depends on your personal preference! You may like Biscuitville better because of the generous servings or Bojangles because of the spicy Cajun fried chicken.
Whatever your choice, you have the assurance that both Biscuitville and Bojangles will satisfy your craving for authentic Southern food with a fast-food twist. Besides, there’s no harm in getting your Southern food fix at both places!