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TikTok Recipe Recreates A Whole Boston Market Meal In Mesmerizing Fashion

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“But basically this was my pregnancy craving many many moons ago,” explained private chef and TikTok recipe creator Shanae Johnson. It’s a good preface to a recipe video she posted on her TikTok and Instagram that recreates her go-to meal at Boston Market.

Throughout the recipe clip, viewers are treated to a wholesome story that illustrates her love for a Quarter Dark with sides of sweet potato casserole, mac & cheese, and creamed spinach. As Chef Nae opens up with the back story, we’re then fed some indulgent visuals of her whipping up the whole meal from scratch, resulting in a proper Boston Market interpretation that just might look more delectable than the OG itself.

Chef Nae, I’ll have to pull up for a whole plate, just a heads up!

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Deals

Top 11 Thanksgiving Restaurant Dinner Deals

Rejoice! Thanksgiving (the greatest eating holiday of the year) is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get your dinner plans in order. There may be a good chance you are a part of the population that prefers eating rather than preparing, and that’s okay. It’s understandable that not everyone feels like channeling their inner Martha and whipping up a five course meal. Don’t really want to make the trip over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house? Hey, that’s cool too, because we’ve got you covered. Make your life easy and stop by one of the following restaurants for your Turkey Day hookup.

(Make sure to check company website for full details)

1. Boston Market — Open for dining in or take-out, full Thanksgiving meal includes a piece of pie.

 

2. Cracker Barrel —  Open at 11am, serving a special Thanksgiving menu, starting at at $8.99 for adults and $4.69 for kids.

 

3. Denny’s — Open all day every day of the year, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Serving a special holiday meal, as well as their regular offerings.

 

4. Golden Corral — Offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet for $12.99. Check for participating restaurants.

 

5. Legal Seafoods — Serving a traditional turkey, or seafood dinner. $21.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.

 

6. Maggiano’s — Serving a three course Thanksgiving meal. $36.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids.

 

7. McCormick & Schmick’s — Turkey dinner menu, $22.95 per person.

 

8. Popeye’s — Offering it’s annual ‘Cajun Turkey’ (9-11lbs) for $39.95 at participating restaurants.

 

9. Ruth’s Chris –Serving a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving meal. $35.95/$36.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids.

 

10. Sizzler — Serving a full Thanksgiving dinner at participating locations.

 

11. TGI Friday’s — Open on Thanksgiving afternoon hosting football watching parties featuring game-day menus and half-priced appetizers at the bar.

 

Feature Photo via NYT

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A Foodbeast Thanksgiving [Gallery]

We think that year after year of eating the same turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce is getting pretty old and we’re bored! Aren’t you bored? You can get all that year ’round at Boston Market.

This year, jump into the 21st century with us and change up that menu! Here’s an over the top, major wow factor, Thanksgiving dinner that we put together from beginning to end that includes a cocktail, appetizer, main course, side dishes, and dessert for an epic Thanksgiving Day. Take a look at the gallery for photos and recipes!

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Fast Food

More Bad News For the Struggling El Pollo Loco Brand

No longer just a “sign of the times,” El Pollo Loco‘s future is looking rather grim as of late. Just last week, the company laid off five people from their corporate headquarters, citing a “strategic internal decision to cut expenses within the company.” Among those let go, according to the OC Register, was the brand’s vice president of company communications.

These layoffs come in the wake of the company’s net loss of $4.7 million for a thirteen week period, reported in May, and a $39.5 million net loss for 2010. The company was in danger of defaulting on an $11 million loan earlier this summer, but  announced in April that it had every intention to pay off the loan “in full.”

In addition, 9 franchised El Pollo Loco locations are up for sale, most scattered around Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This comes on the heels of a fast-food industry report released today, showing El Pollo Loco as one of the worst performing fast food chains on the list. The brand experienced a -7.18% change in systemwide sales, underperformed only by the likes of Boston Market, Pizza Hut and fellow straggler Long John Silver’s.

Why is El Pollo Loco struggling?

It seems despite the brand’s continual product launches (note: Brand Nuevos Burritos), they just can’t seem to get a grasp on the type of image they want to portray. El Pollo Loco provides some great healthy options, but their branding seems muddled by a long-standing transformation period that never truly materialized.

Everyone has their theory, but why do you think El Pollo Loco is struggling so much?