Softlogic Restaurants Pvt Ltd., part of the Softlogic group of companies, and the Master Franchisee in Sri Lanka for global brands Burger King, Baskin-Robbins and Délifrance, has been ranked among the Best Workplaces in Asia 2019 in the Small & Medium Category by Great Place to Work®, in a major endorsement of the Company’s human resources practices.
This prestigious recognition is based on the results of a study of Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka in 2018, forwarded for benchmarking at a regional level, and places Softlogic Restaurants among an exclusive group of organisations in Asia that focus on creating and sustaining high-trust, high-integrity, and high-performing cultures for their people.
All Asia Award winners from Sri Lanka are to be recognised at the ‘Sri Lanka’s Best Workplaces 2019’ Awards Ceremony scheduled to be held in Colombo on 5th July 2019, the Company said.
Softlogic Restaurants is the only chain of restaurants in Sri Lanka to have been honoured with this prestigious accolade.
Commenting on this milestone achievement, Softlogic Restaurants CEO Mr Suresh Jayawardana said: “We are naturally delighted to be ranked as one of the best workplaces not just in Sri Lanka but in Asia. A large part of an employee’s life is spent on the job hence it is important that the organisation is regarded as a home away from home and not just a workplace. We are very proud that the employees of Softlogic Restaurants regard the company as a great place to work.”
“In our industry, we work directly with the end customer and if front-end employees aren’t happy, they probably will not deliver the world class service that we demand. This recognition of the hard work of the senior, middle management and supervisory teams in creating a happy culture makes us very proud.”
The Small & Medium category in which Softlogic Restaurants has been recognised comprises of the 25 Best Workplaces in Asia employing between 20 and 499 people. To be considered for inclusion, companies had to appear on one or more of the Great Place to Work® national lists in eight countries — Greater China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. More than 1,200 organisations were eligible to be considered for the honours this year.
The Softlogic Group has extensive credentials in restaurant management as the master franchisee for Burger King, Baskin-Robbins and Délifrance, currently adding up to 32 restaurants and cafes in Sri Lanka, and has also launched its own concept restaurant — ‘Wan Ge Di Ya’ — offering a carefully selected range of signature “street food” dishes from eight Asian countries, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.
A fully-owned subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, Softlogic Restaurants (Pvt) Ltd. opened with the franchise for Burger King, the world’s second largest hamburger chain serving over 11 million guests per day across 91 nations. Today Burger King Sri Lanka serves over 5 million customers annually around the country at 19 outlets in Colombo, including at The Central Hospital’s food court, Colombo Fort (the Dutch Hospital Precinct), Liberty Plaza, Independence Arcade, Kollupitiya, and Kotahena, as well as in Ja-Ela, Wattala, Kiribathgoda, Panadura, Peradeniya, Malabe, Mount Lavinia, Moratuwa (K-Zone), Kandy, Negombo and at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
The Company’s franchise with the international ice cream brand Baskin Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, provides customers in Sri Lanka access to a wide array of ice cream flavours and delicious treats made popular at more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. Softlogic Restaurants opened five Baskin Robbins outlets simultaneously in 2017 in Kollupitiya, Crescat Food Court, Kandy City Centre, Moratuwa (K-Zone), and Union Place.
Délifrance has been the leading worldwide French bakery since 1984 and has 400 outlets in 15 countries to day and sales offices in 100 countries. In Sri Lanka, Softlogic Restaurants operates two Délifrance outlets, at ODEL Alexandra Place and at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.
Softlogic Holdings PLC is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost, dynamic conglomerates with leading market positions in the country’s growing economic sectors; retail, healthcare, ICT, automobiles, leisure and financial services. Softlogic holds Authorized Distributorships for key global brands and today, employs over 10,000 people in its offices in Sri Lanka and Australia.