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What Ever Happened to Boston Market?

Have you been wondering what happened to the Boston Market at the corner of 301 and Plaza Drive?

The disappearance of Boston Market chain restaurants is nothing new. The company has launched endless efforts to save the restaurant chain since going public in the 90’s. However, with the emergence of grocery store rotisserie chickens and multicultural, vegan, and healthier food choices, Boston Market has been on a steady decline for the last few decades.

The Boston Market at this location is being replaced by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.

Raising Cane’s was founded by Todd Graves who took a job as a boilermaker working 90 hours a week to raise the money to launch his business since banks said a chicken finger restaurant would never work. When he launched, he was the fry cook and cashier. Named for its friendly yellow Lab, Cane, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers made the Forbes’ list of 100 America’s Best Employers for Women in 2021, with over 12 new and existing locations on the horizon.

Founder and CEO, Todd Graves also stars in a Discovery+ Series, Restaurant Recovery, a series focused on helping family-owned restaurants during the pandemic.

The Charles County Economic Development Department shared the announcement of Raising Cane’s on their June 7th  email newsletter in a list of 17 new businesses including Scandinavian Designs, a family-owned furniture store that will soon replace the old Toys’ R Us building.

Raising Cane’s is known for their “Crew Culture” with a strong emphasis on community involvement.

“Raising Cane’s® does not want to be just another restaurant chain in the community. We want to become an integral part in that community,”

Raising Cane’s Founder, Todd Graves, in an open letter on their restaurant website