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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 21st, 2017 – Boston Pizza, Canada’s largest casual dining restaurant chain, has been officially certified as a Great Workplace, after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

“We are proud to receive this certification as a Great Workplace, especially because it comes directly from our employees,” said Mark Pacinda, President and CEO, Boston Pizza International Inc. “Through this anonymous survey, we are able to tap into our workforce, reinvent effective leadership and enhance job and cultural engagement. We welcome the opportunity for candid feedback and to understand current strengths and opportunities.”

Boston Pizza received an impressive 93 per cent positive employee rating, compared with the industry average of 87 per cent in large Canadian organizations. 

About Boston Pizza:
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in annual sales. Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests each year and 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

About Great Place to Work: 
GPTW ( is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.
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For further information: 
Alexandra Cygal, Senior Director of Communications, Boston Pizza International, 905-848-2700, [email protected];

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