It’s always a big day when the signs go up on a new restaurant or retail business — a milestone on the path to opening. So fried chicken fans in Loudoun can celebrate because today, the signs went up on the new Bojangles Famous Chicken n Biscuits restaurant in Sterling.

The Bojangles restaurant is completely making over a former bank building.

One of the new Bojangles signs lying on the ground, waiting for the workmen to mount it on the building.

The Burn was the first media outlet to break the news about Bojangles coming to Loudoun — way back in December 2019. The brand’s arrival is noteworthy because there are no locations of the popular southern chicken chain in Northern Virginia. The closest Virginia locations are in Winchester and Fredericksburg. In DC, there’s an outlet in Union Station.

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The new Bojangles is opening in the Potomac Run Plaza shopping center near the corner of Cascades Parkway and Bartholomew Fair Drive. There’s still no official date for opening, but based on where they are in the construction process, late March or sometime in April seems likely.