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Local Boston Markets Don ‘Los Angeles’ Market Signs for World Series

Ten Southern California stores draped a “Los Angeles” banner over the word “Boston” in honor of the boys in blue

A Boston Market restaurant in Los Angeles, California
Boston Market in Burbank
Mona Holmes
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

In today’s “good sport” category, ten local Boston Market stores temporarily changed their name to “Los Angeles Market” for the World Series this week. Its the Dodgers’ second World Series appearance in two years. And while the Dodgers are down two games against the Red Sox, Angelenos can at least pretend Boston Market doesn’t exist in the Southland.

The Boston-based company encouraged covering up part of chain’s signage with a banner. According to the Los Angeles Times, LA Boston Market managers initiated the Dodger-centric game plan, with the first banner going up last Tuesday.

Banners were spotted at Boston Markets in Burbank, Van Nuys, Monterey Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Toluca Lake, Valencia, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Westchester, and one other unnamed location.

This friendly-trend was in play in during the 2018 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, according to CBS Boston, when a Philadelphia Boston Market became “Philly Market.” Perhaps California Pizza Kitchen will do the same at Boston locations. Game three starts at 5:09 p.m. tonight.