FRAMINGHAM – The president of the Boston Market chain of restaurants was in Framingham on Friday morning, May 22, to re-open just his second location in the Bay State.
Both locations open in the Commonwealth are in Framingham. The first restaurant re-opened on the Mass Pike rest stop in Framingham, earlier this month.
The 341 Cochituate Road restaurant re-opened for take-out and curbside pick up at 11 a.m.
The openings in Framingham allow about 2 dozen employees to get back to work.
The Cochituate Road restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., reduced hours for now.
Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer was invited to but did not attend the opening event. She did send a letter, which Boston Market President Randy Miller.
“What we have seen more than ever is that it is workers like you who feed and sustain the community who can make a difference,” wrote the Mayor.
“There is something special about a hot meal at the end of a long shift at work, or mid-day while teaching the kids at home,” said Mayor Spicer. “My daughter’s first job was at this very Boston Market. So I know first-hand that what you do is hard work, and it is truly appreciated.”
UPDATED: Friday’s reopening was the company’s 25th reopening. Nationwide, the company now has more than 300 locations open.
“The City of Framingham is committed to making sure we ‘open’ safely. The health of this community is paramount and every decision that I’ve made towards ‘closing’ the city and phasing in ‘re-opening’ is done carefully,” wrote Mayor Spicer.
Guests can leave the cooking to Boston Market with family meals that serve as few as 3 and as many as 12. In addition to popular rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, meatloaf and turkey Family Meals, Boston Market just introduced three new Family Meals to offer even more convenience to guests, including:
- Chicken & Ribs Family Meal Combo: A combination family meal featuring a whole rotisserie chicken and full order of baby back ribs, plus a choice of four sides and cornbread for the entire family.
- Two Meat Family Meal Combo: A customizable family meal that includes a choice of any two of signature Boston Market proteins – rotisserie chicken, turkey or meatloaf – plus 4 large sides and 8 cornbread.
- XL Family Meal Deal: This massive Family Meal pack includes three whole rotisserie chickens, six large sides and 12 pieces of cornbread.