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Seasoned over years, Kolow’s back cooking

Boston Chicken cofounder opening barbecue venture

Kip Kolow and his partner Arthur Cores, here in 1994, started Boston Chicken in 1985.

It was in the 1990s that Boston Chicken caught the attention of several chain-store capitalists. The first was local businessman George Naddaff, who had been scouting out Kolow and Cores’s establishment for weeks before proposing a partnership with the founders. With that Boston Chicken began its rapid expansion. By mid-1994 the company, now under entirely new management, grew to 330 stores and continued to expand at a rate of one new store every business day, and was changed into Boston Market.

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