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Boston Market Cuts Sodium in Key Menu Items

Boston Market announced it significantly reduced sodium in several key menu items and is on its way to reducing total sodium across its menu by an average of 15 percent by the end of the year.

The news comes on the heels of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published report that cited the need for sodium reduction in restaurants. Boston Market has been working to lower sodium since 2010, when it began to test reduced sodium options at select locations.

Boston Market Slims Down with Low-Calorie Meals Menu

Boston Market is helping consumers stick to their New Year’s resolutions with the launch of its “Meals Under 550 Calories” menu, containing more than 100 options that make watching your waistline anything but boring. 

The low-calorie menu includes a variety of entrées 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.

Boston Market Bakes Up Thanksgiving Prep

While turkey remains the most popular Thanksgiving entrée and is 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.

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When George Michel took the chief executive reins at Boston Market in October 2010, he inherited a concept with a tumultuous 25-year history that included bankruptcy, a headline-grabbing purchase—and subsequent sale—by McDonald’s, uneven numbers, and fading consumer interest.

In no time, though, Michel instituted a number of changes to stabilize Boston Market, including one unusual initiative: making interaction with restaurant guests one of his top priorities. “Being close to the customer is critically important,” he says. “I get to learn what they value, what they appreciate.”

For Boston Market, It’s High Risk, High Reward

In the fast-evolving quick-serve world, most brands are routinely forced to decide whether to stick with the status quo or throw caution to the wind with new development. Boston Market recently chose the latter option when the fast-casual concept decided to step out of its chicken comfort zone and add ribs to the menuboard.

Boston Market's Thanksgiving Sales Go Through the Roof

Boston Market, a fast-casual restaurant chain offering home style food year-round, broke company sales records over Thanksgiving. Total sales per restaurant from November 19 to November 23 were up 13 percent, catering sales increased by 27 percent and Heat & Serve (chilled, pick-up) offerings were up 10 percent compared to last year.

Boston Market Shows Off Party-Planning Skills with Holiday Website

Boston Market announced the launch of its new “Holiday Hub” website, just in time for the busiest entertaining season of the year.

The website offers expert tips on hosting a stress-free celebration, recipes by chef Rick Rodgers, and event-planning advice to help take the guesswork out of placing orders for groups.

This year, Boston Market partnered with chef Rick Rodgers, a culinary instructor and cookbook author, to develop easy-to-prepare recipes incorporating signature rotisserie chicken and home-style sides from Boston Market.