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What Boston Market Was First Called
By Cynthia Anaya
Boston Market founders Steven Kolow and Arthur Cores combined their talents to open their first eatery in 1985. After borrowing some of their grandmothers’ recipes and adopting the phrase "Nobody Does It Like We Do," their dream came to life, but it wasn’t known as Boston Market at first.
To give customers an at-home dining experience with marinated rotisserie chicken at its core, they named it Boston Chicken. Due to their expansion of delicious new dishes, the owners decided to change the name, so in 1995, it became known as Boston Market.
Sadly, in 1998, Boston Market declared bankruptcy, and they were later purchased by McDonald's Corporation. Today, Boston Market is thriving again, with more than 300 locations, and they also now offer catering services and sell frozen dinners in grocery stores.