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Perera & Sons proudly celebrates its 120th Anniversary

Perera & Sons (P&S), Sri Lanka’s foremost Quick Service Restaurant facility provider, recently reached a significant milestone in its long journey as it celebrated its 120th Anniversary.  The occasion stands as a testament to the organization’s long standing commitment and history, in efforts to uplift the local community through its products, services and overall social responsibility.

In 1902, P&S started as a humble little bakery by K.A. Charles Perera from the remote southern village of Kodagoda. During the course of its successful 120 years, P&S has flourished from a single bakery store to a chain of over 180 outlets operating in 7 provinces around the island. The retail outlet takes pride in producing every great-tasting item of food on its list with care and with a continued commitment to quality. A pioneer and leader in bakery art, P&S has transformed from an era where products were sold door-to-door to becoming a household name sold across all corners of Sri Lanka, predominantly due to its rapid progression in automation, innovation and branch operations synchronizing simultaneously over time with its range of tasty products.

Commenting on the milestone anniversary, Gihan Perera, CEO/Managing Director of Perera & Sons stated, “The 120th anniversary is indeed a momentous occasion for us, and we are immensely proud and thankful to each member of our driving workforce for their passion, commitment and dedication leading up to this date. Perera & Sons has remained at the forefront of the Quick Service Restaurant industry with a strong network island wide, to which our growth has also positioned us as a trustworthy household brand known across generations. We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and look forward to the future.”

The 180+ P&S outlets across the country are served by a network of 12 well-equipped and hygienic production units in key locations. In certain areas, the company sources some of its raw materials from local farmers thereby helping them to earn greater profits and improve their livelihoods. P&S takes pride in putting a great deal of care into producing each and every item they sell. That strong commitment helps them to ensure that the customer gets the same high quality product from any P&S outlet in the country. P&S has also joined hands with delivery platforms such as Uber Eats, PickMe Food and Appigo, to ensure that customers can always conveniently access their high quality eats and treats, from the comfort of the home or office.

Over the years, P&S has successfully carried out a number of CSR Programs through its “Manumehewara” initiative which aims to uplift the lives of Sri Lankans in all parts of the country. These programs are all aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals such as Clean Water and Sanitization, Reduced Inequalities, and Responsible Consumption and Production. Under this initiative, the company has donated a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant to the Dialysis Unit of the Trincomalee District Base Hospital and the Gamini Vidyalaya Kudawilachchiya, in the Anuradhapura District. In addition to this, P&S has also established a comprehensive internal waste management programme for a cleaner and greener environment, ensuring that no harmful or hazardous effluents are released into the environment and waste collected from our factories and outlets is sent for recycling.

For several decades, P&S has helped support sports in Sri Lanka by sponsoring several major sporting events including tennis, badminton, table tennis, golf and cricket. In recent years, P&S has stepped forward to boost Esports in Sri Lanka and take the brand to today’s youth and young adults who are heavily engaged in Esports by partnering with Gamer.LK to successfully conduct Esports tournaments.

P&S deployed state-of-the-art technology to enhance its supply chain management by partnering with Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, to deploy Smart Fleet, a practical solution for fleet management. This enables the monitoring of key environmental conditions and also vehicle telematics ensuring the safety of goods, the fleet and the staff. P&S has been ranked among the Top 5 service providers in the fast-food category and to be the only brand with a Sri Lankan origin to do so at the Win a Gold Medal with Excellence at IKA Culinary Olympics, P &S also bagged a Merit Award at the SLIM Restart Resilience Awards 2020, highlighting the company’s success in overcoming pandemic challenges in order to continue to serve the needs of all Sri Lankans.

As a household favorite across the island, P&S has demonstrated its commitment towards introducing great-tasting food and beverages by launching Diwul Kiri, Heat & Eat Devilled Pizza and Mini Pizza Crust, Creamy Delight with Nougat, Vanilla and Strawberry, Spicy Rice Cake and many other items. P&S will continue to maintain the quality of its products as a tribute to its loyal customers who have always kept faith in them. It is this relationship that has been the key catalyst behind its legacy brand and unprecedented corporate success.

Glancing ahead into the newest decade of P&S journey, the company plans to increase its retail footprint and also expand operations to Modern Trade across the island while also venturing into the export markets of Australia, USA and the UAE. It also aims to be the most sought-after quick service restaurant chain in the nation and will continue to focus on efforts to cater to the diverse tastes of its consumers who are willing to try out new cuisines by offering fusion food and healthy diets.

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