Bojangles’ establishes scholarship in memory of co-founder
by Staff Writer
The foundation has been set up to provide $10,000 in annual academic scholarships to Bojangles’ employees and their families.
“We wanted to do something special to honor one of our co-founders Jack Fulk, and we feel that a scholarship program will help keep his legacy alive,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Randy Kibler. “It’s fitting that Bojangles’ has chosen to honor his memory by offering scholarship opportunities to these Bojangles’ team members as they work to continue their education.”
Born in North Carolina in 1932, Fulk was an athlete who turned down college scholarships so he could get straight to work to support his family. In 1977, after a few years of working for another quick-service restaurant, Fulk decided to take the recipes he had spent years perfecting and go into business for himself, opening the first Bojangles’ restaurant in Charlotte with business partner Richard Thomas.