Unlike the previous Bojangles' located in the Cone Center, this location will offer the restaurant's full menu. Photo by Chris Crews
Unlike the previous Bojangles’ located in the Cone Center, this location will offer the restaurant’s full menu. Photo by Chris Crews

UNC Charlotte’s full menu Bojangles’ will open for business on Aug. 26, just in time for the first week of classes and the waves of hungry new and returning students.

At the Student Union, Bojangles’ will be replacing Mamma Leone’s, which was closed for the summer to accommodate for necessary construction and remodeling. Unlike the Bojangles’ Express, which previously operated in the Cone Center’s Main Street Market, this location will offer a full menu (except a kids’ menu), including bone-in chicken.

Monday through Friday, Bojangles’ will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fans of Mamma Leone’s can still visit the Prospector location, which will remain in operation.

UNC Charlotte also plans to open a Panda Express and Panda Sushi in Main Street Market. The opening date for these restaurants is tentative, as the dining hours section of the Auxiliary Services website says they will “open after Labor Day.”

As part of the change, Main Street Market will no longer offer restaurants Use Your Noodle, Sushi With Gusto and Bojangles’ Express. However, in addition to Chinese cuisine, Panda Sushi will make sure students continue to get their desired Asian cuisine. In the meantime, Subway will remain a viable dining option in the Cone Center.

UNC Charlotte Business Services’ original plan to have all new dining options available in the fall is currently on track, but a firm date for Panda Express and Panda Sushi will be announced later.

Jordan Snyder is the Editor-in-Chief for the Niner Times and has been working with the newspaper since October 2013. He is a communications major with a minor in film studies.