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.
Boston Market Cornbread
Makes 36 Muffins
2 (8 1/2 oz) boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 (18 oz) box butter recipe cake mix
5 eggs 2/3 cup milk
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup butter (softened)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and mix all dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased cupcake pans or mini loaf pans. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly in the pan (until pulls away from side a bit). 6 Remove from pan and serve warm.
Notes: You can make 12 muffins and 4 mini loafs if you don't have enough muffin pans.