Last Call: Restaurant Chains Closing Locations by 2020
Boston Market first opened in 1985 under the name Boston Chicken because its staple menu item was rotisserie chickens. This year, the chain has closed 10% of its stores, shutting 45 of its 450 locations, including the last two in Boston, which is literally the place it got its name. This isn’t the first time the chain has been in hot water. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1998, but two years later it was saved by fast-food giant McDonald’s. McDonald’s bailed in 2007 and once again, Boston Market needs a dig out.