Boston Market reported that sales for catering and take out for Thanksgiving Week are up 20 percent based on orders taken to date compared to the same time period during last year’s holiday season. The trend of purchasing prepared foods for Thanksgiving—turning to Boston Market for delicious turkey, ham, and favorite side dishes—is taking flight.
It’s an oft-cited statistic: One in four Americans eats at a fast-food establishment each day—that’s nearly 79 million consumers, considering the latest national population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And depending on one’s definition of “fast food,” that number could edge higher for the broader limited-service restaurant industry, which also includes fast casuals.
Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, announced the winners of the inaugural HALO Awards, which honor restaurant chains that have made meaningful contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle for consumers.
At Boston Market, the guest experience is of the utmost importance. That’s why the Golden, Colorado–based, 460-unit chain rolled out its new Guest Service Excellence program this month.
As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalizes guidelines for the restaurant industry to voluntarily reduce sodium levels on menus, some limited-service restaurants are already using a “stealth health” approach to sodium removal, choosing to keep the effort mostly under wraps.
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, announced the launch of its BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger, a limited-time offering available in all of its 459 restaurants through August 24.
The nutritional value of limited-service restaurant food has been the topic of debate among consumers, critics, and operators for some time. Growing concerns over Americans’ high obesity levels have only heightened the debate, leading some observers to encourage increased governmental regulation of food, others to urge more focus on informed, unforced choice.
Much of the talk has been about calories, because consuming too many of those without accompanying exercise results in additional pounds.
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.
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 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.