Are There Any Boston Market Restaurants Left in Boston?
In the world of fast food, many chain restaurants have a specific location in their name, but that doesn't mean that they're only found in that place. There aren't only Kentucky Fried Chickens in Kentucky (in Japan it's a Christmas staple. Really.) Seattle's Best Coffee is found in way more cities (and even on some cruise ships) than just in Seattle. And, similarly, Boston Market is not exclusive to the city of Boston.
Boston Market doesn't even originate from Boston in the first place. Its headquarters are in Colorado, and its ownership group is based in Florida. Boston Market was originally known as Boston Chicken, and began in Newton in 1984. Boston Market has spread to many locations in the United States, but has also been branching out the other side of the world down under as Sydney, Australia now plays host to certain Boston Markets.
The homestyle cooking-based fast food chain has come on lean times before - most notably in 1997 when it was sold to the same company as McDonald's - but they seem to be falling on them again, closing 45 locations nationwide, including most locations around Boston. The only one remaining is in Dorchester, on Morrissey Boulevard. No one knows what the future holds for this last bastion of Boston's most famous fast food restaurant, but one thing's for sure - it's not Boston's market any more.
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