Boston Pizza International Inc. jobs
Headquarters: Richmond (British Columbia)
Year of creation: 1964
Type of company: public
Sector of activity: restaurant
Boston Pizza International Inc. (Boston Pizza) has over 395 mainly franchisee-operated restaurants across Canada, in addition to locations across the United States and Mexico under its sister name, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza. It is Canada’s number one casual dining restaurant with annual gross sales in excess of $1 billion serving over 50 million guests. Its menu consists of items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, as well as burgers and BP wings. It opened its first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964. In addition to headquarters in Richmond, B.C., it has satellite offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. It has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best managed Companies since 1994. It has been a Franchisees’ Choice Designation winner for several consecutive years.
Boston Pizza has more than 21,000 employees involved in the orderly and efficient running of the company. From service personnel, to managers, and line cooks, they are but a sampling of the ingredients that contribute to the success of the company. Service with a smile and a convivial atmosphere encourage a memorable experience and another patron visit. Some work considerations include reaching, bending, lifting and long hours standing.
Boston Pizza provides competitive compensation and benefits to full- time management and some hourly supervisory staff. It provides health and dental benefits, three weeks vacation and three personal days each year. There is also a car allowance, work from home, a performance-based bonus program, RRSP matching and an annual performance review process. Non-management employees receive sick leave, vacation time, employee discounts on food and flexible schedules.
Boston Pizza believes in social responsibility. It believes in giving back to the community and to that end, it supports a number of charities throughout Canada. Each restaurant works with local businesses and charities in its community. It also raises funds through its Foundation, the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, which supports and partners with JDRF, Kids Help Phone, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rick Hansen Foundation and Live Different. Each year the Boston Pizza International Scholarship program provides thirty-three scholarships in the amount of $1500.00 each to post secondary students working at its restaurants across Canada.