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Bojangles Gluten-Free Options, Allergen Menu, and Nutrition Facts

Fried Chicken, Photo Credit: Shardar Tarikul Islam

| Allergen Awareness: B-Menu Options: B | Cross-Contamination: B- | Staff Knowledge: B-

 

Navigating Bojangles Gluten-Free Options, Allergen Menu, and Nutrition Facts

Bojangles is more than just a fast-food joint; it’s a Southern icon known for its mouthwatering chicken, signature biscuits, and quick service. But for those of us with dietary restrictions—like gluten intolerance or food allergies—figuring out what to order can be a bit overwhelming. Fear not! We’re here to guide you through the Bojangles gluten-free options, allergen menu, and nutrition facts, ensuring a safe and satisfying dining experience while highlighting the healthiest options available.

As a seasoned Bojangles enthusiast, I have fond memories of indulging in their fried chicken, Cajun-style fries, and zesty southern style dirty rice. These days, we often go when we visit family in North Carolina which is where the first fast-food chain restaurant was founded in 1977. I’m particularly drawn to their leg and thigh combo with seasoned fries and their legendary sweet tea. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to recognize the need for moderation, given the calorie and sodium content of these favorites. Living in the Midwest, where Bojangles is nonexistent means I don’t have the temptation of their convenient drive-throughs. But my teen and I always look forward to visiting when we’re in the southeastern United States. She’s also developed a love for southern staples found in Bojangles’ famous fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits.

Uncovering Bojangles Gluten-Free Options, Allergen-Friendly Menu, and Nutrition

Bojangles holds a special place in the hearts of many, offering a taste of the South with every bite. If you have celiac disease, this fast-food chain may not be the best option for you. With my teen’s allergies to nuts, sesame, and shellfish, Bojangles becomes a reliable choice- especially since their biscuits are safe from sesame, and they don’t serve shellfish. At the time of this post, there were no nuts or tree nuts listed in their nutrition information. And according to the nutrition guide, the Sweet Potato Pie and their Bo-Berry Biscuit are safe options for those with nut or tree nut allergies.

So now let’s dive into Bojangles’ Gluten-Free Options, Allergen Menu, and Nutrition Info to see how they ensure a safe dining experience for everyone, including gluten-free options. I’ll also highlight the nutritious options available and the indulgences that we occasionally order for a special treat.

Evaluating Bojangles Allergen Menu: Criteria and Analysis

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive review of Bojangles’ Allergen Menu, focusing on four key criteria

  1. Allergen Awareness: We’ll examine how well Bojangles communicates and addresses allergen concerns, ensuring transparency and clarity in their allergen information and policies.
  2. Menu Options: We’ll explore the diversity and quality of Bojangles’ gluten-free options and other allergen-friendly menu items, catering to various dietary needs.
  3. Cross-Contamination Measures: We’ll assess Bojangles’ practices in preventing cross-contamination between allergen and non-allergen foods, prioritizing diner safety.
  4. Staff Knowledge and Training: We’ll evaluate the level of understanding and proficiency demonstrated by Bojangles’ staff in accommodating guests with dietary restrictions, ensuring a welcoming and supportive dining experience.

By scrutinizing Bojangles through these lenses, our goal is to provide you with comprehensive insights into their commitment to allergen awareness and safety. Let’s start with the overall ratings. In our evaluation of Bojangles, we’ve considered four key criteria.

Our Bojangles Allergy Friendly Fast-Food Ratings

  1. Allergen Awareness:(Grade B-) Bojangles acknowledges  allergen information clearly. “Some products contain allergens including but not limited to milk, eggs, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. As a result, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens.”
  2. Menu Options: (Grade B) While Bojangles offers a range of Southern-inspired dishes, including its famous fried chicken and biscuits, those seeking gluten-free or health-conscious options will find limited choices here.
  3. Cross-Contamination Measures: (Grade B-) Bojangles strives to prevent cross-contamination, but the shared cooking environment poses risks for those with severe allergies.
  4. Staff Knowledge and Training:(Grade B-) Staff generally demonstrate proficiency in accommodating dietary restrictions, contributing to a welcoming dining experience.

Now that you know where we stand on the ratings, we want to give you an overview of the menu options. We’ll give you the healthiest options and options to indulge if you find yourself at this fast-food chain with friends and family.

Bojangles Gluten-Free Options:

Let’s start here, since these typically are the most nutritious options as well. Despite limited gluten-free options, Bojangles does offer some items suitable for individuals with wheat and gluten allergies. These include:

Options are limited if you are allergic to wheat or are gluten-sensitive. However, these options are tasty and provide alternatives for those seeking allergen-friendly choices or lower calorie options. Be sure to check the nutrition information for the latest data. I found some discrepancies between the calorie counts on the website versus the calorie count on the nutrition chart. Check with your local restaurant since there may be differences in regional offerings. For example, grits are listed on the nutrition chart but not on the national menu online.

Now let’s dive into the allergy-friendly menu options and nutrition info that could be helpful for you in deciding what to order based on your dietary needs.

Country Ham and Egg Biscuit and Bo-Rounds at Bojangles

Country Ham and Egg Biscuit and Bo-Rounds at Bojangles

 

1. Biscuit Sandwiches (Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT):

Allergens: A plain biscuit contains milk, soy, and wheat. Here are some sandwich options if you are not allergic to milk, soy, and wheat;

  • Healthier Option  Start your day with a classic choice with this option. With just 430 calories, it’s a satisfying breakfast option that won’t weigh you down.
  • Healthier OptionSausage Biscuit (Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT): Craving something savory? The Sausage Biscuit is a hearty breakfast choice that’s sure to satisfy. With 470 calories, it provides a generous serving of protein to fuel your morning.
  • IndulgenceCajun Chicken Filet Biscuit:(Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT) Treat yourself to the indulgent Cajun Chicken Filet Biscuit for a flavorful kick to start your day. With 570 calories, it’s a delicious option for those who enjoy a bit of spice in their breakfast.

2. Chicken Meals (Contains WHEAT)

Allergens: All chicken meals contain WHEAT.

  • Healthier Option – 3 Wings Meal (Contains WHEAT): Enjoy the flavorful 3-wing chicken meal for a satisfying meal with fewer calories. With only 450 calories, it’s a lighter choice compared to other options. Pair it with green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy for a more nutritious combination.
  • Indulgence –3 Piece Leg & 2 Thighs Meal (Contains WHEAT): Indulge in the hearty 3-piece leg and 2-thigh combo for the ultimate chicken feast. However, be mindful of the calorie count, as this meal packs in 1,050 calories. If you’re looking to cut back, consider opting for the 2-piece leg & thigh meal to reduce your calorie intake by almost 430 calories.

3. Chicken Sandwiches

Allergens: Both sandwiches contain EGG and WHEAT.

  • Healthier Option – Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Contains EGG, WHEAT): Opt for the grilled chicken sandwich for a lighter choice. With 570 calories and 33g fat, it’s a more nutritious option compared to Bo’s chicken sandwich. Customize your combo with green beans and bottled water for a well-rounded meal.
  • Indulgence – Bo’s Chicken Sandwich (Contains EGG, MILK, SOY, WHEAT): Treat yourself to Bo’s chicken sandwich for a more indulgent meal. With 670 calories and 36g fat, it’s a flavorful choice that satisfies your cravings. Pair it with a veggie-forward side to balance out the meal and add some nutrients.

4. Kid’s Meals:

Allergens: All kids’ meals contain MILK, SOY, and WHEAT.

  • Healthier Option – Chicken Leg Kids’ Meal (Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT): Treat your little one to the chicken leg kids’ meal for a balanced and satisfying option. With 520 calories and 29g fat, it includes 1 chicken leg served with a made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, choice of fixin’ and a milk (630-1020 calories).
  • Indulgence – Mac ‘N Cheese Combo Meal (Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT): Indulge your child’s craving with the mac ‘n cheese kids’ meal. With 610 calories and 33g fat, it’s a comforting and tasty choice. However, it’s higher in calories, fat, and sodium compared to the chicken entrees. This creamy macaroni and cheese is served with a made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, choice of fixin’ and a milk. Pair it with green beans and water for a balanced meal (720-110 calories).

5. Fixins 

Allergens: Many of Bojangles fixins contain milk soy and wheat. Be sure to check the nutrition menu for specific updated info when you order.

  • Healthier Option – Green Beans (Contains SOY, WHEAT): With just 20-70 calories per individual serving, green beans are a nutritious and low-calorie option. They provide a serving of vegetables and are prepared with red peppers and a smoky broth.
  • Indulgence – Macaroni and Cheese (Contains MILK, SOY, WHEAT): Indulge in the creamy comfort of macaroni and cheese. An individual portion provides 280 calories, while the largest size packs 870 calories. Stick to the individual size for a more controlled indulgence (280-870 calories).
Legendary Iced Tea at Bojangles

Legendary Iced Tea at Bojangles

Bojangles: Our Allergen Menu Review 

“Bojangles” a name synonymous with Southern comfort and flavorful fried chicken holds a special place in our hearts and many others. As someone who has enjoyed countless meals at Bojangles in my twenties, I’ve come to appreciate its unique charm and indulgent offerings. However, as a health conscious individual, navigating the menu can present challenges if you’re going with any regular frequency.

Conclusion:

While the menu may lack extensive gluten-free or health-conscious options, it continues to satisfy cravings for indulgent Southern food. For those with mild allergies or seeking an occasional treat, Bojangles can be a delightful choice. However, people with severe allergies should exercise caution and communicate their needs to the staff.

We hope this review has been given you some valuable insights into navigating the Bojangles menu!  Thanks for joining us on and stopping by!

My Mom and her favorite breakfast biscuit on her birthday at Bojangles- 76 years old!

Mom and her favorite breakfast biscuit on her 76th birthday at Bojangles!

 

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Hello! I'm Pat, and I'm thrilled you've visited our site! Here we honor the many kids facing food allergies fearlessly. Alongside my foodie teen, Lily, who deals with multiple food allergies, we share our exciting food discoveries from travels and everyday life. Join us as we navigate life with food allergies, providing resources and promoting safe dining options. Let's inspire a new generation to make informed choices for our health, well-being, and communities, while having fun along the way! Read More or follow us on MyFearlessFoodie.com

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