History

Signposts of our success.

Check out Boston Market's long, dynamic history to see how we've managed our success over nearly a quarter of a century.

2013

Boston Market launches St. Louis Style BBQ ribs.

2011

Boston Market completes updates to locations across the country, adding new healthier menu items and enhancing the dine-in experience with real plates and silverware, and food delivered to the table.

2010

George Michel named CEO in October 2010.

Boston Market celebrates its 25th anniversary in December 2010.

2009

F. Lane Cardwell, Jr. is named new CEO of Boston Market.

2007

Boston Market is acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. Rick Arras is named President and Chief Executive Officer.

2006

Boston Market's chilled, ready-to-heat menu items are available in 1,300 supermarkets.

2005

Boston Market introduces a line of chilled, ready-to-heat menu items available in supermarkets and introduces roasted sirloin to its restaurant menu.

2002

Boston Market launches a national catering program.

2000

McDonald's Corporation purchases the Boston Market chain.

1999

The H.J. Heinz Company unveils Boston Market Home Style Meals, a line of premium frozen meals sold in grocery stores across the country.

1998

Boston Market files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

1995

Boston Chicken restaurants change their name to Boston Market to reflect the addition of ham, turkey and meat loaf. Company launches ready-to-heat banquet meals for the holidays.

1993

Boston Chicken, Inc., goes public with 217 stores and revenues of $43 million.

1992

Company name is shortened to Boston Chicken, Inc.

1991

Boston Chicken sales rise to nearly $21 million.

1989

Cores and Kolow partner with George Naddaff to create the New Boston Chicken, Inc., with plans to expand.

1985

Boston Chicken is established by Arthur Cores and Steven Kolow. The first restaurant opens in Newton, Mass.