BOSTON PIZZA NAMED TO CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES’ PLATINUM CLUB FOR 17th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
The Canadian Restaurant Chain has been part of the Best Managed program for 24 years
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 8, 2018 – Boston Pizza, Canada’s largest casual dining restaurant chain, was once again named to the Platinum Club of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for the 17th consecutive year. Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“It’s an honour to once again see Boston Pizza recognized by a prestigious program like Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” said Jordan Holm, President, Boston Pizza International Inc. “We have been included in this program for 24 years now, almost as long as the program itself and that is a big testament to the strength of our brand and the success of our company. We are grateful to all of our Guests, franchisees, employees and business partners for allowing us to continue to grow and prosper.”
Boston Pizza continues to be recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, year after year. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. Members of the Platinum Club designation are ones that have maintained their Best Managed status for at least seven consecutive years.
“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.
A complete list of Best Managed winners, Gold Standard winners and Platinum Club winners is available here.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 390 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit http://www.bostonpizza.com/.
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