Boston Market is a fast-casual concept that was one of the earliest chains to attempt home meal replacement. Specializing in rotisserie chicken, Boston Market has struggled to find its footing and had four leadership changes in two years beginning in 2018. It has been without a CEO since Sun Capital Partners Inc. sold it to Engage Brands LLC in April of 2020 and named Randy Miller president while transitioning Eric Wyatt from CEO to chief operating officer.
Wyatt had replaced Frances Allen two months earlier. Allen had joined the company as CEO in spring of 2018, replacing George Michel.
Boston Market’s latest attempt at recovery has included entering the late-night daypart with rotisserie sliders introduced in October 2020.
Boston Market was founded in 1985 as Boston Chicken in Newton, Mass., and was renamed Boston Market ten years later.
It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1998 and was purchased by McDonald’s Corporation in 2000. It in turn sold Boston Market to Sun Capital Partners in 2007.
Headquarters: Lakewood, Colo.
Restaurant Segment: LSR Chicken
Number of U.S. Locations: 347
2020 Sales: $471.8 million
Source: Datassential Firefly 500
President: Randy Miller
Parent Company: Engage Brands LLC