Bojangles' Names Charlotte's Steven Mackey Champion of 2013 Master Biscuit Maker Challenge
Charlotte, N.C. - Nov. 13, 2013—Local Bojangles’ Team Member Wins #MasterBiscuitMaker Competition, Brings Home $2,500 Cash Prize
Steven Mackey, a team member at the Bojangles’ located at 300 West Blvd. in Charlotte, N.C. has been named champion in Bojangles’ 17th annual Master Biscuit Maker Challenge, making him this year’s best biscuit-maker of all Bojangles’ company restaurants. Bojangles’ Master Biscuit Maker Challenge is an annual companywide competition in which thousands of Bojangles’ team members from more than 550 company-owned and franchised locations across the Southeast compete to be named the top biscuit-maker, the Master Biscuit Maker.
As a recipient of the 2013 Master Biscuit Maker title, Mackey will bring home a $2,500 cash prize, a champion trophy and most importantly, bragging rights. A student at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charlotte, Mackey enjoys his experience in the kitchen at Bojangles’, where he has been a team member since November of 2010. In addition to the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge, Mackey’s dedication has also been recognized with a recent promotion to manager of Bojangles’ Midtown location in Charlotte where he will begin later this year.
“I’m grateful for Bojangles’,” said Mackey. “It’s not just about the company – you can tell Bojangles’ really cares and it’s nice to go to work at a place like that.”
It’s no surprise that Bojangles’ takes biscuit-making and its hard-working team members seriously. Since 1977, Bojangles’ made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits have been the basis for the mouthwatering breakfast that keeps fans coming back all day with more than 2.7 billion biscuits served to date. With in-depth training, coaching and confidence, Mackey has truly mastered Bojangles’ strict biscuit-making process.
“We are very proud of Steven’s hard work during the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge and in the restaurant every day,” said Bojangles’Senior Vice President of Company Operations Kenny Avery. “At Bojangles’, it is the strong focus on consistent quality that keeps our customers coming back, and it’s our team members in the restaurants who make it happen from 4:30 in the morning when they fire up the ovens to late at night when our fans are still craving freshly-made Bojangles’ biscuits.”
The Master Biscuit Maker Challenge continues this week in Charlotte, N.C., as Bojangles’ team members from franchised locations and in managerial positions compete in the final rounds of the culinary showdown.
To learn more about Bojangles’ and its Southern-style menu items, visit www.bojangles.com. To follow the Master Biscuit Maker action, search #MasterBiscuitMaker on Twitter or Facebook and follow @BojanglesNews.
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Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. serves all of its proprietary menu items, such as made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, Legendary Iced Tea®, delicious fixin’s and specially seasoned, never frozen fried chicken. Bojangles’ boasts more than 575 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Southeast, and the District of Columbia as well as three international restaurants. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
- Aliza Darnell