Bojangles’s is one of the most famous names in Southern fast-food fate, with its famous pairing of chicken and biscuits. But not all of the items you can order off the menu will be great. Some of them are just not as good as you might have hoped.
To make sure that you enjoy your Bojangles’ experience, steer clear of the following menu items:
It is perfectly understandable why people would go for a garden salad as their side dish when they get their chicken and biscuit. The Southern chicken and biscuit pairing may be yummy, but no doctor will ever say that it’s a healthy choice. The garden salad is at least one way to get some good nutritional value to the meal.
But this list isn’t about nutritional value. It’s about taste, and this salad is just about as boringly tasteless as a salad can get. Here you get your standard iceberg lettuce, then you get the usual suspects of toppings. These include cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, and maybe some other fresh veggies. The whole thing is rather unimpressive.
The most tragic addition is that sprinkle of cheese on top. It doesn’t really help the salad at all, except add a bit of saltiness to all that tasteless lump.
If you want your salad to taste better than this, just go with any entrée salad with chicken. The difference is tremendous.
Sweet Potato Pie
Fast-food joints, to be honest, aren’t exactly known for their superb after-meal desserts. Not only are most of them packed with additional unwanted sugar, but many of them aren’t even all that delicious, anyway. And this sweet potato pie is a prime example.
This puff pastry looks completely unappetizing, as if it just came from the local school cafeteria. Then there’s the so-called sweet potato mixture inside, which doesn’t really taste like sweet potato. It’s simply a texture-less mess that’s just overwhelmingly sweet. Basically, the sugar is the only discernible flavor. You may as well gulp a tablespoon of sugar and be done with it.
True, this does come with the cinnamon butter spread that helps. But it doesn’t help enough. So, just get any other dessert of the Bojangles’ menu (see full Bojangles’ prices here), or get dessert somewhere else.
On paper, the idea behind this biscuit is terrific. You start with that deliciously thick, buttery biscuit, and then you add some yummy country-fried steak. That should be an amazing way to start the day. It’s a nice break from your usual breakfast meat, and Bojangles’ is famous for its biscuits.
But the reality is much different from the theory. Take a bite, and you’ll discover that somehow, the steak isn’t as tender as you’d want it to be. Deep-frying the steak seems to have somewhat dried out the steal a bit too much. And when you match that dried steak to a biscuit that’s already dense, you end up with a meal that’s literally hard to swallow.
Macaroni and Cheese
This is one of the iconic comfort foods of our time, and it’s part of the classic Southern fare. Plenty of people make this stuff at home, because it’s rather hard to mess up. But somehow, Bojangles’ managed to do just that. The mac and cheese here is worse that what you might get at another restaurant, or even worse than what some newbie cook might make at home. And since this is Bojangles’, this is truly disappointing.
We all recognize that great pasta is cooked al dente and then comes with this light textural bite. That’s not what the Bojangles’ mac and cheese is all about. What you do get is simply a soggy mess made from wheat. It’s simply unworthy of being paired with your delicious biscuit.
Yes, this does come with cheese sauce, but it doesn’t really help. All you get is that slight hint of cheese flavor. You don’t even get the slightest taste on any spices with each bite. To sum it all up, this mess is tasteless, texture-less, and just plain boring.
Many dieticians who are unable to stop you from entering a Bojangles’ joint will beg you to at least get some greens with your chicken and biscuit. A lot of them recommend that you just get the green beans, which is one of the healthiest side dishes in the menu.
But this only proves that many dieticians only care about nutrition. They don’t prioritize taste all that much. And some of them might understand why this is a bad choice when they get to taste it themselves.
The green beans here don’t really taste atrocious, to be honest. But it’s a serious contender for the title of “the most boring side dish ever”. Even though their website proudly proclaims that add lots of seasoning to their green beans, you wouldn’t know it from the taste. Its taste is simply like you’re eating some simple green beans that someone overcooked (and forgot to add seasoning to).
If you bought some super-cheap beans at the supermarket, those will taste better than this. That’s almost a sure thing, because if you had any brains, you’d actually use some seasoning on the beans that you can actually taste.