Fried chicken restaurant Bojangles announced June 14 plans to add 15 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex beginning next year. A representative from the company confirmed one of the first three, which will be operated by franchisees Sajib Singha and Asish Baidya of SAT Restaurant Group LLC, will open in Richardson. The other two are slated to be in Garland and Mesquite.

The company's franchise agreement with SAT Restaurant Group outlines the first locations in Dallas-Fort Worth will open in the first half of 2022, according to a company press release. Bojangles also announced it plans to open 15 corporately-owned restaurants in the DFW market beginning in the first quarter of 2022.

“Get ready, Texans, because our delicious chicken and biscuits are headed your way, and we can’t wait to serve you up some real deal, Southern flavor like only Bojangles does,” Bojangles Chief Growth Officer Jose Costa said in a statement. “We’re proud to be working alongside two experienced, multi-unit operators in LASH Foods and SAT Restaurant Group to make the move to Texas, and we look forward to the great successes that will come from those partnerships.”

The company also signed a franchise agreement with Khalid Siddiqui of LASH Foods LLC to open three locations in the Houston market, according to the release.

Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1977, Bojangles operates approximately 760 restaurants in 14 states, according to a press release. Its menu includes breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in fried chicken, southern-style sides and the chain's "Legendary Iced Tea."

“Growth is the name of the game, and we’re throwing our hat in the ring,” Costa said in his statement. “We’ve built a beloved, well-respected brand based on integrity, hospitality and just plain good food, and now we’ve got our sights set on bringing that brand across the nation.”

An address and phone number for the Richardson location has not been announced.