Burgerville has 40 restaurants in Washington and Oregon. The Burgerville chain is part of The Holland, a privately-owned company. In January 2008, Jeff Harvey became president and CEO and Tom Mears, former president/CEO of Burgerville, became Chairman of The Holland, Inc., parent company of Burgerville.
Jacob Propstra, a Dutch immigrant, founded The Holland Creamery in Vancouver, Washington, in 1922. His son George opened the first Burgerville USA in 1961 in Vancouver.
George never forgot his roots, always insisting that Burgerville serve fresh food purchased from local businesses, businesses just like his dad’s creamery. Today the family’s proud tradition is carried on by George Propstra’s son-in-law, Tom Mears, chairman of The Holland, Inc.
Now 1,500 employees strong, Burgerville restaurants remain committed to serving guests great-tasting food and being a valuable member of the communities where we live and work.