This Once-Popular Chicken Restaurant Chain Is Falling Out of Favor With Customers

Will Kreznick

Boston Market has been around for what feels like forever. But the chain has fallen a long way from its glory days in the late ’90s, when it was one of the most popular places to get fresh rotisserie chicken.

After filing for bankruptcy and switching owners more than several times, the chain has gone from 1,200 restaurants in 1997 to its current 330 locations. It’s safe to say that Boston Market doesn’t dominate the fast-casual chicken market like it once used to, and declining sales show it has been steadily falling out of favor with customers.

Here’s why the

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These 4 Fast-Food Chains Have Raised Their Prices the Most

Will Kreznick

It’s no secret that food—from restaurant chains to grocery stores—is getting more expensive. The cost of raw ingredients is growing, the labor market is tight, and the supply chain is still suffering lags that have largely been put in motion by various aspects of the pandemic.

But it’s maybe most surprising when even the cheapest food options, like meals at fast-food chains, end up costing more. And that’s exactly what’s taken place this year. Some of the biggest, most beloved, and frankly, most affordable fast-food brands ended up increasing their prices since March, according to Business Insider.

In fact,

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Pepsi and Duff’s Famous Wings celebrate National Chicken Wing Day

Will Kreznick

Over the past several months, more and more people have discovered how their favorite food is just better with Pepsi. And, if you haven’t paired chicken wings with that iconic beverage, National Chicken Wing Day is the perfect time to embrace that food and beverage discovery. Luckily, Duff’s Famous Wings and Pepsi has you covered.

This past year has been difficult for the food industry. From darken restaurants to obstacles in the supply chain, the reality is that people just want to sit at a table and enjoy their favorite food and beverages. It doesn’t have to be a Michelin

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I’m a fast-food reporter who tried Popeyes’ fried chicken for the first time, and it’s my new favorite menu item

Will Kreznick

I tried Popeyes fried chicken for the first time and was highly impressed. Erin McDowell/Insider

As a person who tries and tests fast food for a living, I’ve tasted most menu items at the chains I have available to me.

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I was excited to try Popeyes’ fried chicken for the very first time. Erin McDowell/Insider

In fact, I’ve eaten pretty much every menu item at Popeyes in both my personal life and for work. However, I’ve surprisingly never tried the chain’s signature fried chicken.

Whenever I’ve ordered Popeyes in the past, I’ve opted for either the much-beloved chicken sandwich, the

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Hamilton Healthy Food Connections Grow

Will Kreznick

The Hamilton Healthy Food Connections program, offering financial assistance for fresh foods at local farmers markets, is returning in 2021.

“We see this as an extension of that neighbor who sneaks onto your porch and leaves you a couple of whatever they’re growing,” says Ben Strader, Director of the Blue Mountain Center. “It’s local food and local people, sharing.”

In 2020, Hamilton Healthy Food Connections program began with funding from the Adirondack Foundation’s Sudden and Urgent Needs Fund – a Covid-19 relief fund dedicated to meeting immediate, pandemic-related needs here in the Adirondacks. The program, organized by Blue Mountain Center’s

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