Boston Market Corporation--formerly Boston Chicken Inc.--grew rapidly after its start in 1985. The quick expansion, however, proved to be the demise of the firm, and in 1998 Boston Market was forced to declare bankruptcy. McDonald's Corporation purchased the struggling chain of restaurants in 2000 and implemented a turnaround strategy designed to rebuild the Boston Market brand. In 2002, the company operated 650 company-owned restaurants in 28 states that offered home-style entrees, fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Boston Market also offers catering services along with frozen meals available in supermarkets through a partnership with HJ Heinz Company.




Baked Beans

Boston Market Baked Beans
Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

24 ounce Jar of great northern beans (rinsed and drained)
3 slices of boiled ham (finely chopped)
28 ounce can of Campbell’s pork and beans
½ cup open pit hickory-flavored barbeque sauce
14 cups dry chopped onions (reconstitute in ¼ cups of boiling water for about 5 minutes)
1 cup Hunt’s ketchup

Let the onions soften. While doing so, empty the jar of great northern beans and place it in a 4-quart baking pan or dish. Add the Campbell’s pork and beans to the baking dish with the northern beans. Stir in the barbecue sauce, onions, ham and ketchup. Bake in a preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, uncovered, for about 30 to 35 minutes or until it becomes really hot. While baking, stir it two to three times. After you’re done baking, remove it from the oven and let it chill. Cover it and refrigerate to use it for a week. If you want to use it for about 4 month, you can freeze the baked beans.

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