L Woods offers up its full menu of supperclub fare for takeout but also Chinese and Thai through an arrangement with Big Bowl

L. Woods offers up its full menu of supper-club fare for takeout, but also Chinese and Thai through an arrangement with Big Bowl.

Turning takeout into big business

Many restaurants are ramping up the fight for today’s on-the-go-consumer, but if you’re going to offer carryout, you better do it right. • See more Operations articles

Chef Marjorie Druker knows takeout. At age 21, she helped develop the original recipes and menu for a friend’s small restaurant in Newton, MA. Her friend was Arthur Cores and his concept of good, home-cooked foods that could be eaten in or taken out was called Boston Chicken. It went on to become Boston Market and the fast-casual chain now has more than 450 locations nationwide.

But it was 10 years later in 1995 when she really saw the value of quality takeout. Druker and her hu

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