Facing Thanksgiving Pressure? Sun Capital Gives You An Out (And a Boston Market Coupon)

Every year I face the same problem: how to cook a 10 lb. turkey in a tiny New York City kitchen. The lack of counter space, the child-sized oven, no place to serve my guests, all add up to a rough day.

This morning, I received an email from Sun Capital which—if it’s true—looks like a godsend. The Boca Raton, Fla. PE firm sent out a coupon this morning saying Boston Market will cook my Thanksgiving meal for me. Of course, this starts at $5.42 a person.

Now I’m not saying I’m going to do it. But to anyone who’s faced my situation, the opportunity looks inviting.

Here’s the message from Sun:

“Dear Friends and Colleagues —

Boston Market is cooking our Thanksgiving meal!

The dinner surely will be delicious without the need to be in the kitchen all day.

After our great experience last year (for 15 of us), I don’t see any reason to cook on Thanksgiving again. Perhaps you’ll feel the same way and have Boston Market cook for you as well. I’m pleased to share with you the attached special offer and you are welcome to forward this email to your own family, friends or associates. If you are already a Boston Market fan or would like to learn more, I invite you to join the Boston Market VIP Club.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Best,
Rodger Krouse”

An official with Sun Capital confirms that Krouse, Sun Capital’s co-CEO, did authorize the distribution of the email. So the coupon is legit.

Some of my coworkers claim the email is cheesy and it is. But have they ever had to defrost a turkey in their bathtub because of the lack of space? Or considered stocking their leftovers on the fire escape (which I ended up not doing. I just considered it)? I think not.

It’s been years since I’ve gone to a Boston Market and that visit wasn’t great. So I don’t know if I’m going  to do it but the offer is inviting.