Boston Pizza has announced it will be temporarily laying off approximately half of its 192 corporate staff.
The decision was “due to a significant decline in business caused by COVID-19,” something that many other companies have been struggling with over the past few weeks.
“Today is a challenging day for BPI and our valued team of dedicated employees. The reduction in operations across our restaurant network has resulted in a dramatic decline in sales making it impossible to sustain our current level of staffing during this period,” said Jordan Holm, President of BPI.
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“Just as our independently and locally owned restaurants have been forced to make difficult decisions and significant changes to adjust to this period of depressed sales, so must we.”
The Canadian multinational restaurant chain closed all of its restaurant locations across the country on March 18, although around 400 independently owned eateries are still providing takeout and delivery services.