Originally a RCMP constable, Jim Treliving noticed how fast the popularity of the Boston Pizza franchise was growing and purchased a restaurant of his own in Penticton, British Columbia. Eventually, Treliving and his business partner George Melville, purchased the Boston Pizza chain. By the mid 1990s, Boston Pizza has grown to 95 restaurants in Western Canada with over $110 million in sales. Currently, Treliving is chairman of the board for Global Entertainment Corporation, which owns several properties, including the Central Hockey League. Since 2006, Treliving has been a regular on the television show Dragons’ Den, which airs on CBC.

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