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Boston Market

A chain of American fast casual restaurants.

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Not a bad meal, not a bad deal when you are on the run.

  • Dec 4, 2009
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When Boston Market came to our town in the mid-1990's I immediately became a fan.  Here was a place that offered hot and reasonably nutritious meals at a very affordable price.  Back in those days there were lots of coupon deals available which made Boston Market even more attractive to me.  Since that time the original owners found it necessary to file for bankruptcy (probably due to overexpansion) and the chain has since been sold a couple of times.  But Boston Market appears to have weathered the storm and still offers a great variety of food at a very reasonable price.

These days there are over 500 Boston Market locations in 28 states.  A full meal will run you about $10.00 but trust me you will not walk away hungry.  Choose from entrees like the original rotisserie chicken that put this chain on the map, beef brisket, roasted turkey or meatloaf.  I generally order either chicken or roasted turkey while my wife prefers the meatloafAll are outstanding!   Or maybe you are in the mood for the Pastry Top Chicken Pot Pie which is offered for just $5.99.  This one really hits the spot on a cold winter night!   What I love about Boston Market is they offer so many different sides.  You can either indulge yourself or eat healthy.....you make the call!   Choose from fresh steamed vegetables, cinnamon apples, mashed potatoes, garlic dill new potatoes, fresh vegetable stuffing, mac and cheese or perhaps seasonal fresh fruit.   You also get a slab of cornbread with each individual meal.  Meanwhile, Boston Market also offers some great soups, salads and sandwiches for the lunchtime crowd.   An assortment of desserts are also available but we never have room.   The bottom line is that I don't think I have never walked out of a Boston Market location dissatisfied. 

Over the years I have become less and less inclined to eat at fast food joints.  It is just so much more economical to eat at home!   But like everyone else I am busy and every once in awhile I need to find a decent meal on the run.  Since I just don't do places like McDonald's or Burger King anymore Boston Market is one ot the places I immediately think of.   I find that the food is always hot, freshly prepared and consistently delicious.  Highly recommended

Not a bad meal, not a bad deal when you are on the run. Not a bad meal, not a bad deal when you are on the run. Not a bad meal, not a bad deal when you are on the run. Not a bad meal, not a bad deal when you are on the run.

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December 04, 2009
When I became a vegetarian, Boston Market was one of the restaurants I missed the most. You're right - it's fast food, but it's fresh and substantial. I also worked there for about a week and a half in high school. I think mostly so I could get free samples :)
 
December 04, 2009
Now I'm hungry. ; ) Boston Market is having a special on their carry out and catered holiday feasts.
 
December 04, 2009
I've seen these on the East Coast, but have never actually tried it before.  You have me convinced, Paul!  A menu doesn't get more traditional American than that.  Now to pull up the Boston Market website for locations... :D
 
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Boston Market (known before 1995 as Boston Chicken), headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is a chain of American fast casual restaurants. Founded in December 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts, the chain grew rapidly in the early and mid-1990s, filed bankruptcy in the late 1990s, and was purchased by McDonald's Corporation in May 2000. McDonald's initially purchased the company for its real estate, but found the brand serviceable and therefore continued to operate and expand the chain. In 2007, McDonald's announced that it was "exploring strategic options" for the subsidiary. On August 6, 2007, McDonald's announced plans to sell the chain to Sun Capital Partners, a transaction that was completed on August 27, 2007.

Boston Market has its greatest presence in the Northeastern United States. As of August 2007, the chain has 630 company-owned restaurants locations in 28 states, with 14,000 employees. At one point in the early 2000s, Boston Market operated two locations in Toronto. In early 2002, Boston Market entered the Australian market, opening nine stores in the Sydney metropolitan area by 2004, before quietly exiting the Australian market later that year due to competitive pressures.

When still known as Boston Chicken, stores specialized in rotisserie chicken and a variety of side dishes, but in 1995 the chain expanded its menu to include turkey, meatloaf, ham, and sandwiches, and changed the name to Boston Market to reflect this. The chain later added roasted sirloin ...
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