Today I went out for a quick lunch and decided I’d try the Boston Market restaurant in Deerfield Beach. I’ve always thought this was a strange set-up as the line to order is a bit confusing and always looks longer than it is. Maybe that’s why I’ve only been to this location a few times, but today I wanted to try their new BTL Rotisserie Chicken Burger. With a name like that, it’s just begging for a review from FTLToday.com.
This Boston Market restaurant has the ordering counter on the far right when you walk in, with the order pickup area closest to the front door. That means you basically have two lines and sometimes it’s a bit confusing to know where one starts and ends. The space to wait is a bit narrow and confined and I think that’s part of the problem. The kitchen looks like there is a lot of ‘empty space’ that could be used as the customer ordering section to help the line issue, but they might need the space for catering orders. The inside décor is your typical Boston Market and this location has lots of windows. The dining room is basically one large room with tables and a soda machine with a selection of hot sauces on display. The space looks remodeled except for the blue tile that looks a bit dated but overall not a bad spot.
I’m not sure if all Boston Markets now bring your food to your table for dine-in orders, but this process has helped the lines at this location a bit. A short wait to order and I was already seated with my number and was waiting for my food. My wait wasn’t bad, maybe 10 minutes and they brought my order which was on real plates. Sure, it was thick plastic, like you find at Panera, but at least it’s not in the classic black plastic that they use for takeout orders. They also give out real utensils and not plastic ones that are rolled in a napkin like at a diner. I ordered the new BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger and made it a combo with mixed vegetables. I also added on a chocolate chip cookie (darn those impulse buys!). Everything was arranged nicely on the plate and looked promising.
The BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger is made with pieces of white and dark meat rotisserie chicken with thick applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and a special roasted garlic avocado aioli on a brioche bun. It’s quite impressive at first look and is a lot bigger than I expected. The chicken was fresh and not dried out but the meat to bun ratio was a bit off. This needed a little more meat or a smaller bun to really be in the ‘burger’ category. The lettuce and tomato were really fresh but the special roosted garlic avocado aioli just seemed like mayo and didn’t work for me.
I really think they should offer your choice of sauce like BBQ or a few others. Customization is key when it comes to burgers. The applewood smoked bacon was on the thicker side and did add some flavor to the ‘burger’. The bun was the area of the sandwich I felt needed the most work. The sesame seeds never really add anything and just seem like a waste, especially if you are trying to break into the ‘burger’ market. It was not stale, but not soft either and you really couldn’t tell it was a brioche bun.
The key to the sides at Boston Market is if they turn them over quickly. The vegetables were a little dried out, which makes me think everyone goes for the comfort items like mashed potatoes and mac & cheese. My attempt at trying to eat a healthier side made me wish I ordered the mashed potatoes. The chocolate chip cookie might have been freshly baked…..yesterday. It was a bit stale and I only had a bite, I guess I didn’t really need it anyway.
Boston Market restaurant is located at 1802 W Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL.