Boston Market Continues 25th Anniversary Celebrations with a Donation to Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out
DENVER (Restaurant News Release) Boston Market joined the fight against child hunger by participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out® last month. The company was the largest restaurant chain to take part in the event. From September 7 through 25, customers were invited to donate $1 or more to Share Our Strength at local Boston Market restaurants and receive a coupon for a complimentary side on their next visit. This was the first year Boston Market was involved in the annual event, which supports No Kid Hungry™, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.
Generous diners helped bring Boston Market’s total donation to $125,000 to help the nearly 17 million children in America who face hunger – that’s nearly one in four kids.
“By being part of Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, we had the opportunity to draw attention to the issue of child hunger and witness the generosity of our fantastic guests,” said Tony Buford, senior vice president of operations, Boston Market. “We’re proud of what we were able to accomplish for Share Our Strength with the help of our friends and neighbors.”
In addition to furthering its philanthropic efforts, Boston Market has been busy transforming 372 of its restaurant facilities with a brand new look and feel by the end of the year. Guests visiting the new Boston Market can expect to see lots of great enhancements in their overall experience, including the presence of new dining room ambassadors to greet guests, deliver food to tables, refill drinks, bus tables and more. Boston Market has also improved employee training programs to provide enhanced hospitality. For guests dining in, Boston Market menu items are now served on real plates with silverware. Rotisserie Chicken and Oven Roasted Turkey, which have always been carved-to-order, are now carved in stations that are visible to guests. Several new gourmet sides, sandwiches and fresh tossed salads have been added to the menu. For more information on Boston Market, visit www.bostonmarket.com.
About Boston Market
Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has been giving time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years by offering fresh, home-style meals in more than 500 locations from coast to coast. Boston Market is a delicious staple of dinner tables across the nation, from fresh, never frozen chickens prepared in signature rotisserie ovens to its extensive selection of high-quality side dishes. Boston Market offers its guests taste, convenience and value. Its mouthwatering Rotisserie Chicken put quality and wholesomeness on the center of the plate. Boston Market also is one of the country’s largest providers of catering services. Its same-day ordering and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes make Boston Market Catering a welcome relief from traditional sandwich tray selections. Boston Market’s chef-inspired Catered Holiday Buffets feature several packages, including Deluxe, Premium and Create Your Own Buffets. The full menus for Catered Holiday Buffets are available in restaurants and online at www.bostonmarket.com/catering. Boston Market also offers no-stress gourmet Heat & Serve Holiday Banquets. Just pick up your chilled meal at any Boston Market, heat for two hours, and it is ready to serve. Heat & Serve Banquet options can be accessed at www.bostonmarket.com.
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out® is a national, week-long event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to help make sure there is no kid hungry in America. From September 19-25, 2010, participating restaurants representing the entire industry—from coffee shops to fine dining—raise funds in a variety of ways to support No Kid Hungry™, Share Our Strength’s national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out is nationally sponsored by Sysco, Ecolab, American Express, USA Today and the National Restaurant Association. Visit GreatAmericanDineOut.org.