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.
Tijuana Tortilla Salad
Boston Market Tijuana Tortilla Salad
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, finely sliced, washed and spun dry
2 sprigs cilantro, washed and dried, leaves removed from stems
12 tortilla chips
1 cup Boston Market Hearty Beef Chili with Beans
1 medium tomato, cored and diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Fill large bowl with washed, torn lettuce tossed with fresh cilantro. Place tomatoes, onions, sour cream, jalapenos and olives around the edge of the lettuce. Heat the chili in microwave until warm (45 seconds).
Pour chili in the center of the salad and sprinkle cheese on top. Add a ball of sour cream to the center and serve with tortilla chips.
Additional toppings: salsa, corn, black beans or avocado.