Man returns wads of cash BoJangles put in his chicken box; says $100 reward not enough

A Virginia man got a lot more than he bargained for when he got lunch from a Bojangles restaurant.

James Minor said rather than his order of chicken, he was handed a box containing thousands of dollars, which he returned to a less than thankful manager.

He said it started as he left the drive-thru window of the restaurant and found his chicken was cold, so he returned and asked for a new batch.

Minor was asked to wait and that a new order would be out to him in minutes, but it wasn’t chicken that he received.

“When I opened the box up, the BoJangles’ chicken box, there was probably close to $4500 dollars in cash and also SunTrust deposit slips,” Minor told WBTV.

He said he immediately ran inside fearing that he had been set up or that an employee was attempting to steal from the restaurant.

“Suppose I would have drove off or something? What would have happened?” Minor recalled asking the manager.

But rather than thank him, the manager’s response surprised Minor.

“He looked at me and he said, ‘We would have called the authorities on you.’ As if I’m the one who is in the wrong!” Minor said. “I’m doing the right thing by bringing you the money back and probably helping save your job.”

Bojangles released a statement to WBTV expressing their gratitude.

The unfortunate mistake you’ve described did take place at our location on South Laburnum Avenue on July 15th at approximately 3:30 p.m. Following a thorough investigation and conversations between our Director of Operations and Mr. Minor, we are reviewing some of our internal procedures to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.

We are, of course, very thankful to Mr. Minor for bringing the incident to our attention and returning the money to us. To show our gratitude and great appreciation for his genuine act of kindness, we have offered Mr. Minor a $100 Bojangles’ gift card.

Minor, however, was not satisfied with the company’s gesture.

“I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles’ company and probably a cash reward,” he said. “What is a $100 dollar gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4500?”

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Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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