Boston Market Gives Customers A Break On Tax Day With A ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ Deal



Boston Market Gives Customers A Break On Tax Day With A 'Buy One, Get One Free' Deal

National Fast Casual Chain to Offer $10.99 BOGO Meal Deal*

Boston Market Gives Customers A Break On Tax Day With A 'Buy One, Get One Free' DealGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Here’s one bill both sides of the aisle can agree upon: Boston Market®, known for its signature rotisserie chicken, will serve up a tasty ‘buy one, get one free’ tax relief deal – just in time for Tax Day.

On April 15, guests can visit one of the more than 450 Boston Market restaurants across the country to receive this special ‘buy one, get one free’ offer on Individuals Meals, including favorites like Chicken, Turkey and Meatloaf, as well as a brand new dish, Slow Braised Pulled Pork, that will debut later this month. Each meal is served with two classic sides and fresh, homemade cornbread.

Like the 1099 tax form, guests can select from Individual Meal pairings such as the new Slow Braised Pulled Pork and signature Rotisserie Chicken, for just $10.99 and receive the second Individual Meal for free.

“At Boston Market, we know our guests appreciate a good value for great quality food, especially during a stressful time like tax season,” said George Michel (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”), CEO of Boston Market. “Tax deadlines and forms like the 1099 may not be enjoyable, but great food at an affordable price always is, and that’s something we can offer everyone.”

No coupon is needed to enjoy the offer, which is available at all Boston Market restaurants on April 15, 2015.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

*Discounted meal of equal or lesser value than meal purchased. Offer valid with any Individual Meal, Whole Sandwich, Whole Sandwich Combo, Salad Bowl, or Market Bowl. Valid only at participating Boston Market restaurants. Premium sides available for an additional charge at participating locations; not included in the buy one, get one free Tax Day promotion. Not valid with any other coupons, discounts, specials, reduced price offers or the 2 for $20 promotion. Not redeemable for cash or gift card purchase. Not applicable for catering orders, grocery items, home delivery or kids meals. Applicable taxes paid by bearer. Not available for online ordering. Limitations apply.

Boston Market Gives Customers A Break On Tax Day With A 'Buy One, Get One Free' Deal

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 456 locations nationwide. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, sameday orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

Boston Market Offers Guests A Delicious Escape From The Cold With 2 For $20 Meal Deal



Boston Market Offers Guests A Delicious Escape From The Cold With 2 For $20 Meal Deal

Home Style Chain Also Teams Up with Princess Cruises® to Offer Guests a Chance to Win a Dream Cruise in Its “Cruise in to Win” Sweepstakes

Boston Market Offers Guests A Delicious Escape From The Cold With 2 For $20 Meal DealGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  The winter doldrums may be upon us, but the comfort and warmth of a hot, home style meal (for two) is just around the corner at your nearest Boston Market. The restaurant –famous for its fresh, never frozen rotisserie chicken – today announced its limited time only “2 for $20 Complete Meal Deal,” as well as the launch of the “Cruise in to Win” sweepstakes in partnership with Princess Cruises.

Available now through April 2, the meal deal includes two Individual Meals, two drinks and two desserts for only $20. Each Individual Meal comes with a main course option such as rotisserie chicken or turkey, two classic sides and a freshly baked piece of cornbread. Boston Market offers guests a variety of healthful options as well, including over 150 Individual Meals at 550 calories or less.

“Our 2 for $20 Complete Meal Deal allows our guests to bring a friend or family member along to enjoy a high-quality meal, complete with dessert, at a great value,” said Sara Bittorf, Chief Brand Officer at Boston Market. “We’re also excited to offer guests an even sweeter reason to dine with us through our ‘Cruise in to Win’ sweepstakes in partnership with Princess Cruises.”

From now until April 5, guests have a chance to win a 7-day dream Princess Cruises Vacation for four, including airfare, to the Caribbean.

“Princess Cruises is marking its 50th anniversary year in 2015 which makes it a very special time to cruise with us,” said Gordon Ho, Senior Vice President, Marketing and North American Sales at Princess Cruises. “The lucky winners of this sweepstakes will get to cruise to some of our most popular destinations and enjoy many not-to-be-missed experiences celebrating our golden year.”

Two runners-up in the “Cruise in to Win” sweepstakes will receive a 3-to-5 day getaway from either Los Angeles or Ft. Lauderdale, and two third-prize winners will receive a Nikon camera package.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal U.S. residents 21 years of age or older. Ends 4/5/2015. For Official Rules, visit www.BostonMarket.com/CruiseInToWin.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, introduced rotisserie chicken to fast casual dining and has given time back to busy families and individuals for 30 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 457 nationwide locations. Boston Market food is made with ingredients selected with great care to deliver freshness, quality and taste – including fresh vegetables hand cut daily and fresh, never frozen all-natural chicken.  The all-natural chicken is prepared using a signature rotisserie cooking method that caramelizes the skin and allows for the fat to drip away, leaving a lean, moist and delicious source of protein. Committed to healthful dining, Boston Market has reduced sodium levels and offers more than 150 meal combinations containing 550 calories or less. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, sameday delivery service for orders for corporate and personal events of all sizes. Boston Market also prides itself on service excellence and is proud to offer guests a warm and friendly experience every day.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

About Princess Cruises

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE: CUK).

Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 150 Meals 550 Calories or Less to Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions



Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 150 Meals 550 Calories or Less to Help Keep New Year's Resolutions

Home Style Chain’s Meals Among the Lowest Calorie Options in the Fast-Casual Category

Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 150 Meals 550 Calories or Less to Help Keep New Year's ResolutionsGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Resolving to eat healthier and spend less money in the New Year are not easy tasks, but Boston Market is helping consumers do both this year with its “150 Ways to Eat Right” menu of more than 150 meal combinations that are 550 calories or less. The 550 calories or less menu includes the restaurant’s popular Market Bowls for only $6.99*, as well as several gluten-free options – making Boston Market a great stop for both financial and nutritional resolutions.

Boston Market offers healthful menu items for guests looking for great tasting, wholesome food they can feel good about eating and serving their family and friends. The 550 calories or less menu is one of the largest of its kind among fast-casual restaurants, and includes a variety of delicious and satisfying entrees and sides – including fan favorites like cornbread and more adventurous flavors like Honey Habanero and Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.

“Consumers are increasingly turning to restaurants for healthier meal solutions that match their personal food preferences,” said Sara Bittorf, Chief Brand Officer at Boston Market. “We offer more than 150 meals 550 calories or less, and our menu is designed to help guests enjoy lower calorie options that are still filling and taste great.”

Health-conscious guests can visit www.BostonMarket.com to find the following information and tools to help guide their dining decisions:

  • 150 Ways to Eat Right – A complete list of all Boston Market meals 550 calories or less.
  • Nutrition Calculator – An interactive Nutrition Calculator allows guests to custom-build Boston Market meals online and obtain their nutritional values.
  • Allergen Menu – An Allergen Menu feature helps guests with dietary restrictions (such as gluten intolerance) identify the menu items they can eat.

At Boston Market, food is made with ingredients selected with great care to deliver freshness, quality and taste – including daily hand-cut vegetables and 100 percent fresh, never frozen chicken. The all-natural chicken, prepared fresh hourly, using their signature rotisserie cooking method, caramelizes the skin and allows for the fat to drip away, leaving a lean and moist chicken that has been the cornerstone of the healthful platform.

In late 2014, Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, awarded Boston Market the inaugural HALO Award, which honors restaurant chains that have made meaningful contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle for consumers.

Additionally, Boston Market has removed salt shakers from tables in all its restaurants and has reduced sodium levels in all Boston Market signature items by 20 percent and in all menu items by 15 percent. Boston Market is also a proud participant in the National Restaurant Association’s “Kids LiveWell” program and a strategic partner of the United States Department of Agriculture “MyPlate” program.

For additional information, visit BostonMarket.com.

* Prices may vary in some restaurants.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Boston Market Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Thanksgiving Hosts Would Take Credit for Prepared Foods This Year



Boston Market Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Thanksgiving Hosts Would Take Credit for Prepared Foods This Year

The Holiday Experts® Expect to Serve One Million Meals on Thanksgiving Day

Boston Market Thanksgiving Infographic

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Golden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  You might want to quiz Grandma this Thanksgiving about those “secret family recipe” mashed potatoes. A new survey conducted by Boston Market finds that not only will almost half of this year’s holiday hosts use prepared foods as part of their Thanksgiving meal, but almost one-third would also have no problem taking credit for a dish their guests liked.

Overall, survey results pointed to friends, family and food as the most important elements of Thanksgiving – with a strong focus on tradition, not nutrition. Consumers are even more willing than last year to spend on quality food for their guests– with expected budget rising from $133.07 in 2013 to $146.01 in 2014. Sixty-two percent of people believe the meal is the most important aspect of the holiday, and even more (64 percent) do not give much thought to the nutritional implications of what they eat on Thanksgiving.

Although serving traditional, comforting Thanksgiving dishes is considered a requirement, people are choosing time with guests over time in the kitchen, with more than half of all respondents saying they trust prepared foods from restaurants enough to serve them on their Thanksgiving table. The majority of hosts (60 percent) are also at least somewhat open to trying new Thanksgiving recipes based on current food trends.

Boston Market offers solutions for guests who like to supplement their own cooking with a few prepared sides or for those who would rather avoid the kitchen entirely. Restaurant locations will open for part of Thanksgiving Day and close early so that employees can make it home for their own celebrations.

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the fast-casual restaurant, which served more than 1 million customers at its 460 locations last Thanksgiving Day alone. Boston Market has long-established holiday chops – last year, the company served more than 41,000 whole turkeys, nearly 3 million pounds of mashed potatoes and more than 13 million pieces of cornbread in November and December.

“So many Thanksgiving memories take place around the dinner table, and it’s important to us that our guests be able to share familiar, home style dishes with friends and family – without missing all the special moments because they’re stuck in the kitchen,” said George Michel, CEO of Boston Market (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”). “At Boston Market, we serve holiday staples every day, so our guests can trust us to be a part of their special meal.”

Boston Market Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Thanksgiving Hosts Would Take Credit for Prepared Foods This Year

Boston Market is offering guests a variety of holiday meal options this season, including:

  • Heat & Serve Holiday Meals: Meals for four or 12, turkey or ham, The Holiday Experts® at Boston Market will handle all the cooking and seasoning. This year, diners can purchase a whole roasted turkey meal for 12 – including one whole turkey, spinach artichoke dip, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry walnut relish, vegetable stuffing, dinner rolls and two whole pies for only $99.99.
  • Thanksgiving Day Meal: For those who plan to dine out or who need last-minute side items, all Boston Market restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer holiday favorites like the Thanksgiving Day Meal, which features roasted turkey breast or chicken with two home style sides, freshly baked cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $11.99.
  • Hot & Ready Catered Buffets: Whether you need a holiday meal for the family or office, Boston Market will take care of every detail, and even deliver the feast.
  • A la Carte: If you need more mashed potatoes, need to pick up a pumpkin pie on the way to grandma’s house, are simply pressed for time in the kitchen or do not trust yourself making gravy, Boston Market has all the sides and desserts you need for a worry-free holiday.

To assist guests during Thanksgiving week, each Boston Market location will also designate two crewmembers as Holiday Ambassadors. These knowledgeable ambassadors will welcome guests and help ensure they have a pleasant in-restaurant experience.

Boston Market has also partnered with Lisa Leslie, WNBA Hall of Famer, co-host of CBS’s new all-female sports show ”We Need To Talk”, and avid cook and entertainer, to develop holiday tips and easy-to-prepare recipes incorporating home style sides from Boston Market.

To help with last minute planning, The Holiday Experts® will accept Heat & Serve and catering orders for Thanksgiving Day until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. In addition to online ordering via www.bostonmarket.com, orders can also be placed by calling 866-977-9090.

For additional information, visit bostonmarket.com. Consumers can also visit Boston Market’s Celebration Hub at celebrationhub.bostonmarket.com.

Boston Market Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Thanksgiving Hosts Would Take Credit for Prepared Foods This Year

About Boston Market

Boston Market Survey Finds Almost One-Third of Thanksgiving Hosts Would Take Credit for Prepared Foods This YearBoston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Contact:
Molly Hulsey
FleishmanHillard
314-982-0287
molly.hulsey@fleishman.com

Boston Market Enters ‘Burger Wars’ with New BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger



Boston Market Enters 'Burger Wars' with New BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger

Signature Rotisserie Chicken Creates a Better-Tasting Burger Done the Boston Market Way

Boston Market Enters 'Burger Wars' with New BLT Rotisserie Chicken BurgerGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  As the “better burger” competition heats up, Boston Market is entering the fray… but with a signature twist. The fast-casual restaurant chain, known for its rotisserie chicken, today announced the launch of its BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger, a limited time offering available in all of its 459 restaurants beginning today through August 24.

The BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger features the chain’s signature rotisserie chicken, thick cut Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and its special roasted garlic avocado aioli on a sesame brioche bun. The burger is offered individually for $6.99 and is available as a combo for an additional $2.49. A version without bacon is available for $6.49. Boston Market VIP club members will also receive a buy one get one free offer for the Chicken Burger, good July 14-18.

The Boston Market BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger is a fresh take on a summer staple that comes at a fitting time. Last year marked the first time in a century that Americans consumed more chicken than beef, according to the USDA, and the popularity of poultry does not appear to be slowing down soon.

“With the popularity of chicken at an all-time high and the expansion of the ‘better burger’ category, the opportunity was perfect for a chicken burger,” said George Michel, CEO of Boston Market (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”).  “We’ve created a burger as only Boston Market can – taking our signature rotisserie chicken and creating a delicious burger with bacon – it’s the best of both worlds.”

The launch of the BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger is the latest in a series of innovations for the restaurant chain, including successful flavor extension Parmesan Tuscan Chicken and the introduction of Boston Market St. Louis Style Ribs. The ribs, which launched as a limited time offering last April, were added permanently to the menu last summer as the result of high demand. Most recently, Boston Market launched a new flavor for its ribs, Kentucky Bourbon BBQ. These offerings expand the already varied array of menu options for guests looking for an indulgent, home style meal.

For additional information and to join the VIP club, visit BostonMarket.com.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 459nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Contact:
Molly Hulsey
FleishmanHillard
314-982-0287
molly.hulsey@fleishman.com

McDonald’s Burgers Named Worst in America in Consumer Reports’ New Fast-Food Survey



KFC and Sbarro among the lowest-scoring chains overall, Chick-fil-A earns high marks; Plus, the best & worst chains for value, healthy options, most delectable fare.

McDonald's Burgers Named Worst in America in Consumer Reports' New Fast-Food SurveyYonkers, NY  (Restaurant News Release)  The burgers that made McDonald’s famous have been deemed the worst-tasting of all the major U.S burger chains by Consumer Reports’ readers. And when it comes to the most satisfying fast-food dining experience, biggest isn’t always best ? KFC and Sbarro earned some of the lowest scores in the survey.

The results of Consumer Reports fast-food survey, which are featured in the August 2014 issue and at http://www.ConsumerReports.org, are based on responses from 32,405 subscribers about more than 96, 200 dining experiences at 65 hamburger, Asian, pizza, sandwich, chicken, and Mexican fast-food and fast-casual chains.

“More and more, food quality ? not just low price ? is emerging as a deciding-factor for many Americans when choosing where to spend their dining dollars,” said Tod Marks, senior projects editor for Consumer Reports. “Strong regional players and slightly more upscale fast-casual chains like Chipotle are giving the heavy-hitters in the fast-food business a wake-up call. And our survey clearly shows the big guys need to respond.”

Chicken from Chick-fil-A, was deemed among the most delicious; the chain also received the highest satisfaction score in a category that includes KFC, Boston Market, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and others. This national chain also stood out for cleanliness of the dining area and polite and speedy service.

Consumer Reports’ fast-food Ratings include many superb dining options. National chains such as Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Smashburger, and Fuddruckers, received high scores for the tastiness of their burgers.

The study further shows that cheap food isn’t necessarily a bargain. Only around one of five respondents thought their meal offered excellent value. Del Taco, Little Caesars, and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza were at the top of the list at delivering bang for the buck, while Burger King, Church’s, KFC, Panda Express, and Sbarro landed at the bottom.

Despite many restaurants’ best efforts to include healthier items such as soup, salads, and grilled-rather-than fried items on their menus, Consumer Reports’ survey revealed that most fast-food diners aren’t concerned about dieting when they eat out. Only 20 percent of respondents said they consider the availability of healthful menu options when choosing a restaurant; just 19 percent said they ordered a healthful fare during their most recent restaurant visit. Nearly all of Subway’s and Jason’s Deli’s diners said those restaurants offered plenty of healthy menu options while far fewer Little Caesars and White Castle diners felt the same.

The full report from Consumer Reports fast-food survey is featured in the August 2014 issue of the magazine and is available at http://www.ConsumerReports.org.

Boston Market Unveils Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal



Boston Market Unveils Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal

National Fast Casual Chain Offers Two Half-Chicken Individual Meals for $10.40 on Tax Day

Boston Market Unveils Tax Day Deal Chicken MealGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Tax season can be a stressful time, even for those expecting a healthy refund. This year, Boston Market is committed to providing taxpayers a great value on tax day. The fast-casual restaurant chain is offering a “Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal” on April 15, when all guests can receive two half-chicken individual meals for just $10.40.

The “Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal” builds upon last year’s popular “Big Rib-bate” promotion, which celebrated the launch of St. Louis Style BBQ ribs at Boston Market. This year’s deal focuses on the chain’s signature rotisserie chicken, and offers guests two individual meals, each including a half rotisserie chicken with a choice of two home style sides and freshly baked cornbread.

“At Boston Market, we know that our guests appreciate a good value for great quality food, especially during a time like tax season,” said George Michel (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”), CEO of Boston Market. “While no one enjoys 1040 forms, our 2 for $10.40 deal provides delicious meals at an affordable price, and that’s something our guests can feel good about this Tax Day.”

No coupon is needed to enjoy the offer, which is available at all Boston Market locations on April 15, 2014.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.BostonMarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 100 Meals under 550 Calories



Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 100 Meals under 550 Calories

Home Style Chain Meals among the Lowest Calorie Options in the Fast-Casual Category

Boston Market Offers Health Conscious Consumers More Than 100 Meals under 550 CaloriesGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  It’s been 2014 for a week, and if you’re like most people, that resolution to eat healthier this year is already starting to feel a little too ambitious. Boston Market is helping consumers stick to their goal with the announcement of the “Meals Under 550 Calories” menu, containing more than 100 options that make watching your waistline anything but boring.

The low-calorie menu is one of the largest of its kind among fast-casual restaurants, and includes a variety of delicious and satisfying entrees and sides for guests to choose from. Offerings range from Individual Meals featuring Boston Market’s signature Rotisserie Chicken to the restaurant’s popular Market Bowls.

“We know our guests are busy, and finding a restaurant that offers satisfying, nutritious meals, outside of a traditional salad offering, can be challenging,” said George Michel, CEO of Boston Market (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”). “At Boston Market we believe a healthy meal can still be a great tasting, filling one, and our ‘Meals Under 550 Calories’ menu is designed to help guests enjoy lower calorie options that taste great.”

Other health-conscious initiatives that Boston Market will feature in January include:

  • Nutrition Calculator – An interactive Nutrition Calculator allows guests to custom-build Boston Market meals online and obtain their nutritional values. The calculator is available at www.BostonMarket.com.
  • Allergen Menu – An Allergen Menu feature helps guests with dietary restrictions (such as gluten intolerance) identify the menu items they can eat. It too is available at www.BostonMarket.com.
  • “35 Ways in 35 Days”– Each day for the next five weeks, Boston Market will feature one meal from its “Meals Under 550 Calories” menu on its website and Facebook and Twitter pages, along with a downloadable snapshot of all of the featured meals.

Boston Market has worked steadfastly over the last several years to create more nutritious menu items. In 2012, it removed salt shakers from tables in all its restaurants while committing to reduce sodium levels in all Boston Market signature items by 20 percent, and in all menu items by 15 percent, by the end of 2014. Boston Market is also a proud participant in the National Restaurant Association’s “Kids Live Well” program, and a strategic partner of the United States Department of Agriculture’s “MyPlate” program.

In addition to helping consumers eat healthier, Boston Market is also assisting those who resolved to save money in 2014. The restaurant will feature a “Complete 2 for $20” deal from now through the end of March. Specifically, for $20, guests can enjoy two Individual Meals with two sides, two desserts and two fountain drinks.

For additional information, visit BostonMarket.com.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Boston Market Holiday Survey Finds Consumers Skimp on Christmas Dinner Spending to Splurge on Presents



Boston Market Holiday Survey Finds Consumers Skimp on Christmas Dinner Spending to Splurge on Presents

Home Style Chain Provides Affordable Solutions for Holiday Meals

Boston Market Holiday Survey Finds Consumers Skimp on Christmas Dinner Spending to Splurge on PresentsGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  If you cut corners on the Christmas turkey to stock up on presents, you’re not alone. A new survey conducted by Boston Market finds more than one-third of consumers confess to skimping on the Christmas meal so they can focus their cash on gifts.

The survey also found that more than half of consumers will put prepared foods on their Christmas table. In a statistic that will surely put doubt in many young minds about Grandma’s “secret family recipe” for stuffing, a full third of consumers said they would quietly take credit for dishes they did not actually prepare.

Finally, it found that not all Christmas meals actually happen on Christmas Day: One-fourth of all households will have their main holiday meal on Christmas Eve.

With a wide variety of Christmas dinner options to feed anywhere from 4 to 12 people – and each of them under $100 – Boston Market provides solutions for families who would rather spend their time and money on what’s under the tree than what’s on the table.

“The Christmas season is full of so many experiences – gift shopping, holiday parties, relatives coming to visit – that finding time to plan a special meal for your loved ones can become a challenge,” said Sara Bittorf, Chief Brand Officer of Boston Market. “At Boston Market, we’ve created an entire menu of Christmas favorites to help you spend as much time as possible with your family while still feeling good about the meal you serve your guests.”

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the fast-casual restaurant. Sales on Thanksgiving Day were up 500 percent compared to a usual Thursday, and Boston Market served more than 1.2 million guests on Thanksgiving Day alone, far exceeding all expectations.

A variety of holiday meal options are available, including:

  • Oven to Table Holiday Meals: Whether you prefer spiral sliced ham, turkey breast, or a little bit of both, Boston Market handles the main course, sides and all the fixings – including dessert. All hosts need is two hours to heat and serve.
  • Hot & Ready Catered Buffets: Whether you need a holiday meal for the family or the office, Boston Market will take care of every detail, and even deliver the feast.
  • A la Carte: Whether you have unexpected extra guests, need to pick up a pumpkin pie on the way to grandma’s house or are simply pressed for time in the kitchen, Boston Market has all the sides and desserts you need for a worry-free holiday.
  • Christmas Day Meal: Select Boston Market restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, and will offer an individual meal – including hand carved ham served with two sides, cornbread and a slice of pie – for only $10.99.

Boston Market has also partnered with Julie Benz, actress (Defiance, Dexter, Desperate Housewives) and avid cook and entertainer, to develop holiday tips and easy-to-prepare recipes incorporating home style sides from Boston Market.

To help with last-minute planning, Oven to Table (while supplies last) and catering orders for Christmas Day will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23. In addition to online ordering via www.bostonmarket.com, orders can also be placed by calling 866-977-9090.

For additional information, visit bostonmarket.com.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 28 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same-day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Boston Market Research Indicates Non-Traditional Dishes Will Round Out Thanksgiving Menus This Year



Boston Market Research Indicates Non-Traditional Dishes Will Round Out Thanksgiving Menus This Year

Holiday Experts Expect to Serve More than 1 Million Customers on Thanksgiving

Boston Market Research Indicates Non-Traditional Dishes Will Round Out Thanksgiving Menus This YearGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  While turkey remains the most popular Thanksgiving entrée, served as a main course in 89 percent of all households, a new survey from Boston Market found that a few surprising dishes will round out menus this year. Specifically, lasagna will be served as a main course in 12 percent of households, while 10 percent will also serve a vegetarian entrée.

Boston Market makes every day Thanksgiving, and this year, the home style food chain anticipates that it will serve more than 1 million customers on Thanksgiving Day alone. In fact, all 460 of its locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day providing guests with home style Thanksgiving meals and solutions for all of their holiday food needs.

“The Thanksgiving meal is so much more than just food – it’s about creating memories, and it’s not something to take a risk on,” said George Michel, CEO of Boston Market (a.k.a. “The Big Chicken”). “At Boston Market, these holiday foods are our everyday staples, so you can trust us to make the food that everyone loves. Our goal is to make sure our guests’ holiday meals go smoothly and we look forward to serving many customers on November 28 and beyond.”

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year at Boston Market. Last year alone, the home style chain served more than 3 million pounds of mashed potatoes and more than 122 million mini cornbread loaves in November and December.

Additional research from Boston Market indicates that beyond turkey, stuffing is the MUST HAVE item for a Thanksgiving meal. In total, 33 percent rate stuffing as their desired food choice after turkey. The survey also found that people anticipate spending nearly $30 less on Thanksgiving dinner in 2013 – $133.07 – than what they actually spent in 2012 – $160.40 – for an average of 10 guests.

Boston Market is offering guests a variety of holiday meal options this season, including:

  • Oven to Table Holiday Meals: Whether it’s meals for four or 12, turkey or ham, Boston Market handles all the cooking and seasoning. All hosts need is two hours to heat and serve. This year, diners can purchase a whole roasted turkey meal for 12 – including one whole turkey, spinach artichoke dip, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry walnut relish, vegetable stuffing, dinner rolls and two whole pies – for only $94.99.
  • Hot & Ready Catered Buffets: Whether you need a holiday meal for the family or the office, Boston Market will take care of every detail, and even deliver the feast.
  • A la Carte: Whether you burned the green bean casserole, need to pick up a pumpkin pie on the way to grandma’s house or are simply pressed for time in the kitchen, Boston Market has all the sides and desserts you need for a worry-free holiday.
  • Thanksgiving Day Meal: For those planning to dine out or need last-minute side items, all Boston Market restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer holiday favorites like the Thanksgiving Day Meal, which features roasted turkey breast with two home style sides, freshly baked cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $10.99.

To assist guests during Thanksgiving week, each Boston Market location will also designate two crew members as Holiday Ambassadors. These knowledgeable ambassadors will welcome guests and help ensure they have a pleasant in-restaurant experience.

Boston Market has also partnered with Julie Benz, actress, and (Defiance, Dexter, Desperate Housewives) avid cook and entertainer, to develop holiday tips and easy-to-prepare recipes incorporating home style sides from Boston Market.

To help with last minute planning, Oven to Table (while supplies last) and catering orders for Thanksgiving Day will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. In addition to online ordering via www.bostonmarket.com, orders can also be placed by calling 866-977-9090.

For additional information, visit bostonmarket.com.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Boston Market’s Chief Brand Officer, Sara Bittorf, Discusses First New Restaurant in Seven Years on the Heels of Major Brand Turnaround



Boston Market's Chief Brand Officer, Sara Bittorf, Discusses First New Restaurant in Seven Years on the Heels of Major Brand Turnaround

Sara Bittorf, Chief Brand Officer,
Boston Market

Golden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Over the past three years, Boston Market®, leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment popular for its juicy, slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and home style favorite side dishes, has experienced an exceptional turnaround. The consistent positive growth has led to the first new restaurant opening in seven years. On location in Hialeah, Florida, Boston Market’s Chief Brand Officer, Sara Bittorf, discusses how the brand’s 35 consecutive months of positive sales and the implementation of an elevated guest experience have led to this exciting point in the brand’s history. The Hialeah location is hosting a grand opening event on Friday, October 11 to celebrate its arrival in the South Florida market.

The following are excerpts from an interview with Bittorf during her recent appearance in Hialeah. To see the full interview, visit: http://chiefchats.com/boston-markets-chief-brand-officer-sara-bittorf-discusses-turnaround-and-new-restaurant/.

What changes have been made to the restaurant that the guest will notice?

“The first thing guests will notice when they come to this location is the décor package. It’s been contemporized with fresh cues all over the restaurant to demonstrate our position on fresh ingredients and high quality. They’ll be able to see our signature fresh, never frozen chicken being cooked in our rotisserie ovens all day long. They’ll notice a brand new service line, which is intended to help the customer get served a little more quickly with more customization.”

How did you log such an impressive series of positive store sales?

“We’ve had 35 months of positive comp store sales, of which we’re very proud. It started as a result of the enhanced experience that we introduced in 2010, and I think it’s been reinforced by the execution at the restaurant level. Our employees have played a major role in this turnaround, and the positive momentum continues to build on itself. When the excitement goes up, the service is better, and when the service is better, the customers respond. We have a lot of innovation in the future that we’re getting ready to introduce.”

How do you plan to reinvent the Boston Market brand?

“We have a great brand that was built on this idea of not just putting dinner on the table, but making a mom or a dad feel good about that meal and providing a great family experience. We want to bring the brand back to its former glory and bring that emotional connection back to our customers. The second task is getting the word out that Boston Market is back. We’re back and we’re back in a big way. We’re back with new products; we’re back with an enhanced experience. We’re open for business and we’re inviting people in to our restaurants.”

You haven’t opened a restaurant for the last 7 years. Why now? Why South Florida?

“Boston Market is opening our first new restaurant in seven years now because we’re positioned for growth. We’ve had almost three years of positive comp sales; we’re financially healthy again and we are ready to start building restaurants that drive people in to experience a great Boston Market meal. South Florida’s always been a great market for Boston Market. The people here love our product, and the business that we do here is very strong. We feel like we have a lot to learn from this market and a lot of business to do.”

What does the future look like for Boston Market?

“This is the first of many planned development opportunities for us, and we’re looking at various scenarios. We want to be where people are and where they can enjoy a great Boston Market experience, like airports, universities, neighborhood malls. All of those are on the table.”

The newest restaurant is located at 1001 W. 49th Street in Hialeah, Florida. The grand opening celebration is on Friday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m. There will be entertainment, games, and prizes, along with an appearance by Boston Market’s CEO, George Michel.

About Boston Market

Boston Market's Chief Brand Officer, Sara Bittorf, Discusses First New Restaurant in Seven Years on the Heels of Major Brand TurnaroundBoston Market® Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home-style meals at a convenient value in more than 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home-style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same-day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes. For more information about Boston Market, visit www.BostonMarket.com.

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Boston Market Offers Free Chicken to Federal Employees and Military Personnel Affected by Government Shutdown



Boston Market Offers Free Chicken to Federal Employees and Military Personnel Affected by Government Shutdown

From October 6-13, Buy One Family Meal and Get a Whole Chicken for Free

Boston Market Offers Free Chicken to Federal Employees and Military Personnel Affected by Government ShutdownGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Boston Market has announced that from October 6 to October 13, all federal employees and military personnel with a valid government ID will receive a whole chicken for free with the purchase of a family meal. The offer will be valid in more than 460 Boston Market restaurant locations nationwide.

“Government employees and our servicemen and women have been some of our best customers over the years, and we appreciate all that they do for our country,” said George Michel, Chief Executive Officer of Boston Market. “Extending this offer to them is a little something we can do to give them a break during a stressful time.”

Family meals at Boston Market consist of chicken, meatloaf, turkey or St. Louis Style BBQ ribs, as well as an array of sides and cornbread.

Furloughed federal employees and military personnel can receive their free chicken with their family meal, or they can ask for a coupon that can be redeemed at a later date.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in more than 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same-day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

Boston Market Chooses Hialeah for First New Restaurant Opening in Seven Years



Boston Market Chooses Hialeah for First New Restaurant Opening in Seven Years

Boston Market Chooses Hialeah for First New Restaurant Opening in Seven YearsHialeah, FL  (Restaurant News Release)  Boston Market®, an innovative leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment popular for its juicy, slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and home style sides, is opening its first new restaurant in seven years this Tuesday, September 10th at 1001 W. 49 Street in Hialeah, FL.

“We have many loyal guests who love our home style meals in South Florida, so Hialeah is the perfect choice for our new restaurant location,” said George Michel, Chief Executive Officer for Boston Market. “The timing is right, and historically our Boston Market locations have always performed well in this area.”

The Hialeah opening comes off a big turnaround for Boston Market. The company has posted 35 consecutive months of positive comparable store sales, a key metric of restaurant brand health. Michel attributes the strong uptick to enhancements to the guest experience launched in 2011 and the introduction of best-selling products like St. Louis Style BBQ ribs and Market Bowls.

Guest Experience

The new Boston Market features a warm and inviting atmosphere with a redesigned décor package that reflects the new look and feel of the brand. The enhanced guest experience at all Boston Market restaurants means that meals are served with real plates and cutlery and food is brought to the table for guests. Upgraded serving stations at the new restaurant include a “Chef’s Hot Case” and carving stations. Their signature rotisserie chicken is on display in ovens right behind the counter, so freshly cooked food is clearly visible to guests. The efficient serving line allows guests to receive their meals faster. Guests will also notice an exceptional level of hospitality from a larger, more attentive staff.

“Our food has always been delicious,” said Michel. “With the changes we have made to all our restaurants, we have raised our service and presentation quality to match that of our food.”

Boston Market Chooses Hialeah for First New Restaurant Opening in Seven Years

Boston Market Chooses Hialeah for First New Restaurant Opening in Seven Years

Boston Market proudly serves great tasting meals featuring quality ingredients that are prepared with the best of care. Every serving of Boston Market chicken is cooked to the same delicious standards, using fresh, never frozen hormone free, natural chicken that is slow rotisserie cooked to succulent perfection. Guests may also enjoy a wide selection of tasty, home style sides to complement the signature chicken or other entrees – roasted turkey, St. Louis Style BBQ ribs, and home style meatloaf. Popular sides include mashed potatoes and gravy, mac & cheese, sweet corn, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, and fresh steamed vegetables. Most meals are completed with freshly baked cornbread.

The Hialeah restaurant will boast warm and inviting artwork and a modern décor package reflective of the newest concept design, contributing to an enjoyable guest experience.

The new restaurant will be unveiled at a grand opening celebration beginning 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013. All the fun is free and open to the public.

About Boston Market

Boston Market® Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home-style meals at a convenient value in more than 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home-style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes. For more information about Boston Market, visit www.BostonMarket.com.

Media Contacts:
Kim Miller
866-252-1750, x101
KMiller@inklinkmarketing.com
or
Kampi Chaleunsouk
866-252-1750, x102
Kampi@inklinkmarketing.com

Boston Market Asks Customers To BYOB Each Sunday This Summer



Boston Market Asks Customers To BYOB Each Sunday This Summer

“Bring Your Own Basket” Promotion Features Picnic-Themed Offer, Encourages Families to Enjoy Summer Picnics Both Indoors and Out

Boston Market Asks Customers To BYOB Each Sunday This SummerGolden, CO  (Restaurant News Release)  Starting with National Picnic Month in July, Boston Market has unveiled a series of seasonal promotions that are designed to encourage families to participate in a classic American pastime – the summer picnic.

Specifically:

  • Those who visit a Boston Market on a Sunday between July 14 and Aug. 25 and “BYOB” – that is bring their own (picnic) basket – will receive a free individual dessert.
  • Those who tweet about picnics between July 14 and Aug. 25 will be selected at random to receive Boston Market gift cards for their next dining occasion.
  • In partnership with Healthy Dining, between July 15 and July 21, Boston Market is participating in “The Great Picnic Giveaway” contest. Participants will be asked to share why they believe the company should cater their next picnic, and one winner will receive a picnic for eight, courtesy of Boston Market. For more information about the contest, visit the Boston Market Facebook page or website.
  • On July 30, as National Picnic Month winds down, Boston Market VIP Club members and other guests can obtain a coupon for a free fountain beverage with the purchase of an individual meal.

“There is no dining experience more closely associated with summer than the classic American picnic,” said Sara Bittorf, chief brand officer, Boston Market. “Our menu, which features items such as rotisserie chicken and barbeque ribs, is ideal for picnicking. Whether dining indoors or outdoors this summer, Boston Market has the quality food that our guests crave at unbeatable values.”

Each Sunday during the “Bring Your Own Basket” promotion period, Boston Market will also drape the tables inside its locations with picnic-themed tablecloths to create a true picnic feel.

“Summer is an ideal time for families to enjoy delicious food together, in any location, and soak up all that the season has to offer,” said Shelly Glander, senior director of marketing, Boston Market. “Our delicious food can serve as the perfect centerpiece to any upcoming feast.”

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostonmarket on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has given time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in more than 460 nationwide locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never-frozen, natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made from scratch cornbread. In 2011, the company completed updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience. As one of the country’s largest providers of catering services, Boston Market offers convenient, same?day orders and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes.

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