Boston Pizza Franchise Overview
About Boston Pizza
Boston’s is both a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and an energetic sports bar, all under one roof. For over 50 years, Boston’s has specialized in providing a relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food to parties of all sizes. Boston’s motto is “We’ve gotcha covered,” and with 80+ menu items, primarily made in-house, they deliver on having something for every occasion and taste.
The Boston Pizza concept began in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964 when Greek immigrant Gus Agioritis opened "Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House". Although he lacked any significant restaurant experiences, Agioritis achieved success by combining hard work with a business strategy that included a focus on growth through franchising. One of the first franchisees was an RCMP officer named Jim Treliving. Treliving noticed the popularity of Boston Pizza and in 1968 opened his first franchise restaurant in Penticton, British Columbia. In Penticton, Treliving met George Melville, a chartered accountant and then manager of the local Peat Marwick office. Melville acted as Treliving's business consultant for four years before becoming his partner in the business in 1973. Over the next 10 years the two men built a chain throughout B.C., giving them the hands on experience that would prove invaluable in their future position as the franchisor of the Boston Pizza concept. In 1983, Treliving and Melville acquired the chain from then owner Ron Coyle, who had bought the company from Agioritis in 1978. In 1997, BPI opened a regional office in Mississauga, Ontario and Jim Treliving moved to Toronto to oversee the operations, hiring senior experienced foodservice management and transferring a senior operations person from Vancouver. Jim & George After 32 years in the business, still love the business they are in. Though they have sold off all but five of their restaurants to devote all of their attention to managing the corporate operations, their attitude remains the same as the day they entered the restaurant industry. "Think like a customer, deliver outstanding food value and work closely with your partners."
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