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FILE PHOTO Bojangles Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits at 3323 U.S. 60 in Huntington is now closed.

HUNTINGTON — When the Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits at 3323 U.S. 60 in Huntington opened in April 2016, cars were lined up along U.S. 60 and patrons faced long waits. Traffic was so busy that a digital sign was placed along the road to warn motorists to avoid the right lane that was heading toward the new restaurant.

By September traffic was back to normal, and as time went on traffic at the restaurant appeared to be slowing down as well.

On Sunday, the location closed its doors for good and posted a sign in the window thanking its customers and directing them to its other Bojangles' location at 3082 16th St. in Huntington, across the street from Kinetic Park.

Both franchise locations are owned and operated by The Rutherford Group LLC, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jay Rutherford Jr. issued a statement regarding the closing of the Route 60 location on Monday.

"Our franchise group has made the difficult business decision to discontinue restaurant operations at 3323 Route 60 East in Huntington," the statement said. "We are committed to meeting our responsibilities as an employer, including giving all team members the opportunity to transfer to our other Bojangles' locations in the area."

Bojangles' is known for its hand-breaded bone-in chicken, biscuits and iced tea.

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