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Wilmington resident Marcelina Ramirez will compete in Bojangles' biscuit-finals on Nov. 17. Courtesy photo.
Wilmington resident Marcelina Ramirez will compete in Bojangles’ biscuit-finals on Nov. 17. Courtesy photo.

A local fast food employee has been named one of the best biscuit makers in the region.

Marcelina Ramirez has been named among eight finalists in Bojangles’ annual competition of its signature fare. Ramirez is a team member at the Bojangles location at 7155 Market St.

Finals for the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge will be held later this month at Bojangles’ Support Center in the Research and Development.

Ramirez competed against peers from Bojangles restaurants in North and South Carolina.

To be considered, participants must first take a written exam on the proprietary Bojangles’ biscuit-making process.

Then, they prepare their own batches of biscuits based on the chain’s 48-step process. Judges from Bojangles’ Support Center score biscuits based on a variety of factors, including appearance, color, and of course, taste.

“At Bojangles’, we are very proud of all the food we offer, but we take biscuits very seriously,” said Bojangles’ regional vice president Mike Burns. “Because biscuits are such an important part of our menu, we hold an internal competition each year to ensure we’re bringing our loyal customers the very best biscuit all day, every day. Everyone in Wilmington knows that Marcelina is a great biscuit maker, and we’re proud to see her move on to the Master Biscuit Maker finals.”

The champion biscuit-maker will receive a $2,500 cash prize, a championship trophy and company-wide recognition in videos, on posters and on Bojangles’ Wall-of-Fame at its Support Center.

To test your biscuit-making knowledge and learn more about Bojangles’ made-from-scratch biscuit menu items, visit the company’s website.