It's time to compare chicken pot pies from Boston Market, Stouffer's, Marie Callender's, and Swanson. Find out which one we liked best.
'Boston Market' on Serious Eats
As part of its 25th anniversary campaign, Boston Market is giving its restaurants something of a makeover. 370 of their nearly 500 locations will be revamped by the end of 2010; they'll have employees escorting customers to their tables, as well as bussing the tables after they're finished. Perhaps most interestingly, Boston Market is introducing real plates and silverware for dine-in guests—bringing the experience away from the traditional tray-to-table fast-food model. And with that transformation comes a few changes in the menu.
The term "slider" has evolved (some would say wrongly) quite a bit from those sorts of tiny, onion-topped burgers. Any kind of mini sandwich now seems to be called a slider, and they're popping up on fast-food menus across the country. You can find them at TGI Friday's, Applebee's, and in local joints. The latest entry: Boston Market, now offering "sliders," which are smaller cousins of the Boston Carver sandwich they've had for years.