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Softlogic opens first restaurant at Odel’s promenade

The Softlogic Group forays into the world of Asian flavours and spice with its own restaurant brand.

‘Wan Ge Di Ya’ - inspired by the traditional stone mortar and pestle common to many Asian cuisines -- offering a carefully selected range of signature “street food” dishes from eight Asian countries, was opened by Softlogic Chairman/Managing Director Ashok Pathirage at the ‘Promenade’ at ODEL Alexandra Place.

The move heralds an expansion in scope for Softlogic Restaurants (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, which is also the master franchisee in Sri Lanka for three international restaurant brands: Burger King, Baskin Robbins and Délifrance.

The restaurant offers dishes from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore under one roof, providing diners the choice of experiencing one cuisine at a time, or sampling the delights of all at one sitting. Dishes chosen by Wan Ge Di Ya’s Culinary Consultant – Sri Lankan born Australian celebrity chef Keerthi Hapugasdeniya, make up the menu. Diners have the option of becoming creative not only by mixing nationalities around the table but by coming to the counter and selecting their own special mixes of desserts and juices to suit their palates. Some Asian herbs have been specially grown for Wan Ge Di Ya. “The Softlogic Group has credentials in restaurant management as the master franchisee for Burger King, Baskin-Robbins and Délifrance, adding up to 27 restaurants in Sri Lanka,” said Softlogic Holdings PLC Chairman, Ashok Pathirage.

“We felt it was time to launch our own restaurant, to cater to the growing interest in international cuisine, especially the piquant flavours of Asia and the Far East,” he said.