Boston Pizza With a Side of Canopies

When it comes to gourmet pizza, few can dish it up like Boston Pizza. The Canadian franchise has 24 finger-licking gourmet combinations to choose from. Pizza is their specialty, offering signature recipes like the Spicy Perogy, Tuscan or the Meateor, it’s enough to make your mouth water.

Despite the name, Boston Pizza doesn’t just offer pizza. With over 100 items on their menu, you can partake in pasta, juicy burgers, salads, steak, ribs and more. Hungry yet? It’s a great place to hang out too. The restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere, mixing family and sports in one awesome space. While the main areas are for dining, there are separate sections for sports enthusiasts, featuring a bar, sports memorabilia, large screen TVs and games.

First opening its doors in 1964, there is now a Canadian location for every day of the year – 370 franchises to be exact – and growing. A typical restaurant is over 5,000 square feet and has seating to accommodate 160 to 270 guests in total. Most of the restaurants also have an outdoor patio to accommodate guests during the warmer months.

The Tsawwassen Mills location follows the same formula. Placed conveniently at one of the mall’s entrances, BP is in a prime spot to catch the eye and noses of hungry shoppers coming or going.

Operating since 2016, an outdoor patio was added to the front of the restaurant for those days when diners want to sit back and soak up the sun. Luckily, Delta, British Columbia enjoys one of the mildest climates in Canada. Its winters are not as cold as in other cities, while during the summer, Delta is sunny and warm.

Serving 11 tables, with 34 seats, and knowing the benefits of having protected patio seating, BP sought to further enhance the experience for their alfresco-diners. They want guests to take advantage of the outdoor seating unhindered by rain or the sun’s extreme rays.

After extensively researching top of the line sun and rain protection solutions, the BP development team choose ShadeFX to help create the perfect outdoor dining recipe.

“ShadeFX worked directly with Boston Pizza and our partners to specify, order and install four motorized canopies at our Tsawwassen Mills location. Their team was proactive in moving the project forward to ensure we met the grand opening date. ShadeFX’s turnkey process was executed as described. Our customer experience and project results have left us looking forward to our next projects with ShadeFX.”

– Sonya White, Project Manager, Construction & Development Boston Pizza International

With the four vital ingredients installed in a Ferrari White fabric, the restaurateurs now have the convenience of controlling the shade. At the push of a button, they can retract or extend each canopy independently, depending on how much sun or shade is desired.

Whether having some much-needed retail therapy at the mall or taking the family to dinner, BP has extended its dining options to include the outdoors. Coincidentally, with a large covered patio, patrons can fill their bellies without having to worry about sun or rain.

In addition, BP doesn’t have to lose out on the extra revenue due to bad weather. Now that’s how you do patio season!

ShadeFX has the ingredients to create the perfect outdoor patio. Contact us today.