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Buzz Agent / Boston Market

For those of you who know me, you know how opinionated and vocal I can be -- that's a goldmine for the right marketers. I've been a "BuzzAgent" for a number of years now -- a BuzzAgent is a form of rewarded crowd-sourcing to help promote a service or product. I get free (or discounted) stuff/products in exchange for my opinion and for passing that opinion on.... check it out yourself at http://www.bzzagent.com/

Last week, I joined a BuzzCampaign for Boston Market. I haven't been to a Boston Market since I lived in Quincy, MA! There aren't many in New York -- and I typically stay clear of "chain restaurants" when there are so many good sole-proprietorships in the "big apple!" I was doubtful that I would even go to Boston Market, let alone out of my way to eat there.

Since I was going to see Harry Potter II at Lincoln Centre AMC, things worked out well for me and this BuzzCampaign! Boston Market was within walking distance!

I arrived with K.K. and checked in on FourSquare, and as I so often do, I read the "tips" on FourSquare for the place. None of the comments were nice. "Slow service", "Don't speak English well", "Long lines", etc. Well, I must admit, something must have changed there -- as although there was a line, it moved fast. I was greeted with a smile and treated well.

It had been so long since going to a Boston Market, I forgot that (unlike many other fast-food restaurants), they serve dine-in customers with real plates and flatware! That in itself wasn't simply classy, it's eco-friendly! The food was fantastic (especially the mac & cheese side dish, which was very cheesy!) -- there were even alternative fountain drinks (Gold Peak Ice Teas) which I prefer over high fructose corn syrup gunk at the fast-food places...

All in all, I was impressed -- as was K.K.



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mister_don
Jul. 22nd, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
The very first Boston Market, then called Boston Chicken, was near where my family lived in Newton MA.
mc4bbs
Jul. 22nd, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)

I remember when they were Boston Chicken... They grew so fast they ended up in receivership, right?

Boston Market is pretty cool now.

mister_don
Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
Rather like a souffle, all air and not enough substance, too much jiggle and it falls flat. We were disappointed when they took the lemon squares--good as any homemade we'd ever had--off the menu, then told us no one ever ordered them despite that they'd sold out regularly. The chicken was very good, though :)
mc4bbs
Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)

What is it with New Englanders and Lemon Bars? It's like north-east crack!! ;-)

kyriakos_of_lj
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
"you know how opinionated and vocal I can be"

say it isn't so!

LOL

Haven't been to Boston Market in months. I should go soon.
mc4bbs
Jul. 22nd, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)

It was nice to go somewhere where K.K. had a wide choice of things he could eat (he's allergic to beef).

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