VANCOUVER, B.C. (May 14, 2024) – For the 14th straight year, the iconic BC-based restaurant group, White Spot Hospitality, was awarded with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, along with its Platinum Club status after having achieved the Best Managed designation for more than nine consecutive years.

For over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies has remained one of the country’s leading business award programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

White Spot and Triple O’s have remained resilient despite persistent challenges in their industry including escalating costs, supply chain disruptions and labour shortages. Their commitment to growth and innovation is evident through the expansion of Triple O’s with brand new locations in Alberta, Ontario, and BC, with plans to continue to grow in the new few years. Additionally, White Spot is opening a new location in the Fall at Vancouver International Airport, making their legendary return.

“We are incredibly honoured to have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies for the 14th year, this recognition is a remarkable milestone in our company’s legacy,” said White Spot and Triple O’s Vice President of People & Training, Denise Buchanan, “This acknowledgement was made possible due to the continued loyalty and support from our team, guests, partners, suppliers, and from our ownership Shato Holdings. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual who has contributed to the success of White Spot and Triple O’s.”

Since 1928, White Spot founder, Nat Bailey started the tradition of giving back to children and their families in British Columbia – 96 years later the company continues their unwavering commitment to community engagement. Throughout the year, White Spot’s dedication to philanthropy and upholding one of the Best Managed Companies’ key qualifiers in Corporate Social Responsibility, continued to be a top priority. In the past year, White Spot donated more than $175,000 to a number of charities and organizations, including raising funds for Variety The Children’s Charity, the CKNW Kids Fund, Zajac Ranch and Richmond Hospital Foundation.

“The Best Managed winners’ continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome new barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels,” says Derrick Dempster, national co-leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and partner at Deloitte Private.“ By leveraging industry leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth, these companies truly impact how Canada is viewed on the world stage when it comes to the success of private business.”

White Spot Hospitality continues to set the standard for excellence in the hospitality industry, their commitment to exceptional service, community involvement, and innovative practices solidifies their position as an example of Canadian entrepreneurship and resilience.

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ABOUT WHITE SPOT HOSPITALITY | Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 96-year-young chain serves more than 17 million guests annually at 128 White Spot and Triple O’s (their premium quick-service restaurants) located throughout B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Asia; they also own and operate five mobile food trucks. Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Hospitality is proud to be recognized with the platinum status designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is one of Canada’s top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, a recipient of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s 2023 Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship, recognized by the Canadian Franchise Association Awards of Excellence in Franchising for both brands, and is one of B.C.’s Most Loved Brands as recognized by Ipsos. |


ABOUT CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES | Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Salesforce, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. For more information, visit


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