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.