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Old 12-11-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It just wouldn’t be DelMarVa without Virginia.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Baltimore
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It just wouldn’t be DelMarVa without Virginia.
I know right. You can't just pull Virginia away from the Chesapeake Bay. It shares a peninsula with Delaware and Maryland. That is a part of what makes it Mid-Atlantic.

Some people have told me that the Delmarva peninsula is a myth though.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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Yes, I agree with you. You are absolutely right.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: mo county md
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Hanover got a Bojangle's too!
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Hanover got a Bojangle's too!
Gotta love PA. Good catch!

Can we be done with Bojangles now?

Last edited by revitalizer; 12-11-2018 at 08:50 AM..
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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I think we all recognize Maryland as light on southern culture, but there is an established history here of guys downplaying the visible southern culture that is there (of which isn't hard to find unless you're oblivious to things that are characteristically regional). This Bojangles thing is proof positive. Bojangles is a regional thing. There isn't one at Union Station in Philly hahahaha, and it isn't even the lone Bojangles in the region, so at minimum, it speaks to the appeal of a southern chicken joint that hasn't transcended that regionalism; Bojangles couldn't survive and open multiple operations in Maryland if there wasn't a demand...
I think it's ridiculous to use Bojangles as an example of what's Southern. Bojangles is clearly geared towards the African American Community considering almost all of them are in PG county with none in Montgomery or Fairfax. If we're using food options which I admit is a bit entertaining, we can look at Pret A Manger as well as they only have locations in mostly what's considered the NE/Mid-Atlantic (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Delaware, DC + Chicago) and there are 10 locations in DC alone or perhaps a place like La Colombe which are only found in the same locations as Pret A Manger + California and - Delaware.

With that said, is it plausible to say that the African American population in the DC area showcases "Southerness" more so then the other population groups? I don't see it within the White/Asian/Hispanic population at all.

I always enjoyed the Pop vs Coke vs Soda maps.

https://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/soda-vs-pop_n_2103764
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: mo county md
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Gotta love PA. Good catch!

Can we be done with Bojangles now?
That's Hanover county (VA) I was referring to...
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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That's Hanover county (VA) I was referring to...
Ah ok.

I found one in Reading, PA.

https://locations.bojangles.com/pa/r...th-street.html
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Baltimore
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I think it's ridiculous to use Bojangles as an example of what's Southern. Bojangles is clearly geared towards the African American Community considering almost all of them are in PG county with none in Montgomery or Fairfax. If we're using food options which I admit is a bit entertaining, we can look at Pret A Manger as well as they only have locations in mostly what's considered the NE/Mid-Atlantic (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Delaware, DC + Chicago) and there are 10 locations in DC alone or perhaps a place like La Colombe which are only found in the same locations as Pret A Manger + California and - Delaware.

With that said, is it plausible to say that the African American population in the DC area showcases "Southerness" more so then the other population groups? I don't see it within the White/Asian/Hispanic population at all.

I always enjoyed the Pop vs Coke vs Soda maps.

https://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/soda-vs-pop_n_2103764
That is so interesting. These maps illustrate just how mixed Virginia is throughout its entirety. I have never heard any one call soda anything but Soda but it is interesting how some people also say pop in Virginia. I have heard people on TV using coke to describe all Soda but Virginia does not have many people who say that, as this map shows. Coke is more of a deep southern thing.

It would interesting to know what accounts for these differences. I am guessing that Coke is more popular further South because Coca-cola started in Georgia. Whereas Soda is the default for Eastern Locations outside of the Deep South. I am not sure about Pop though. It is popular across a huge portion of the United States.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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I hate when people use the restaurant and/or store defense, because increasingly large brands have outgrown regionalism...

Cracker Barrel's brand long outgrew the South; I was living in Elmira, NY when the local Cracker Barrel opened in 2012. There is also a Cracker Barrel in Buffalo, Cleveland, and they opened their second California unit in my hometown (Sacramento) just this summer...

Not to mention there are Cracker Barrels, Waffle Houses, and Bojangles in Maryland, including the DC and Baltimore areas...
Haha, I was just kidding using the restaurant/store brands reference but you're right it's all about the money for different brands to expand to other regions.
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