Table: An Unlikely Success

A year after buying it for the real estate, McDonald's is eyeing the chain for expansion. Here's a snapshot of Boston Market:

ANNUALIZED SALES: $700 million (up 8% from last year)

OUTLETS: 702 (down from 860 last year)

BEST-SELLING ITEMS: Rotisserie chicken, meat loaf

AVERAGE CHECK: $9.60 a person, vs. $4.75 for McDonald's

Data: McDonald's, Technomic Inc.

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