PDX BURGERVILLE GRAND OPENING TODAY

Newest Innovations in Extraordinary Guest Service
and Local Food Highlighted

May 12, 2014 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is proud to announce the grand opening of its newest restaurant, PDX Burgerville, today to showcase the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. The restaurant is located in Concourse D post-security at Portland International Airport.

The experience, look, and menu at PDX Burgerville were co-designed by Burgerville and its guests to satisfy various needs of PDX travelers and airport employees. These innovations include a unique ordering method designed to make every moment memorable for guests, an iconic Burgerville Northwest Signature Menu, and travel-ready Burgerville Fresh offerings featuring local artisan foods, quality ingredients and a fresh perspective on convenient and quick nourishment.

“Our newest restaurant reflects the feedback and input we’ve received from PDX travelers and airport employees throughout the design process,” said Jeff Harvey, Burgerville CEO and President. “We will continue to evolve to respond to our guests needs and wants as we move forward.”

The Key is Service

“One of the important desires expressed by our guests is service,” explained Harvey. “So, we’ve removed the counter that separates our guests from our staff at PDX.” Travelers will notice their orders will be taken personally in the restaurant by a friendly and caring staff member via a hand-held device.

“We have heard travelers want concierge-level, customized service and an unforgettable experience at PDX Burgerville. We’ve designed this new ordering method to give us an ability to create a relationship,” stated Harvey.

Burgerville Northwest Signature Menu Highlights Regional Ingredients and Travel Convenience

Created from the traditional Burgerville menu and guest feedback, the PDX Burgerville Northwest Signature Menu will feature favorite burgers and sandwiches made with fresh, vegetarian-fed and antibiotic-free local beef, vegetarian patties, and sustainably-caught Alaskan halibut fish and chips.

Since menu items at PDX Burgerville have been created largely from food grown and produced in the Pacific Northwest, 85% of the restaurant’s food costs are estimated to be spent locally sourcing ingredients from 988 farms, ranches and artisans inside a 400-mile food shed.

“We admire the way Burgerville designed this new restaurant to meet the unique needs of PDX travelers and employees,” said Vince Granato, Port of Portland Chief Operating Officer. “Burgerville will help PDX continue to offer the best of the Northwest, and we welcome them to our airport family.”

Opening at 5 A.M. daily, PDX Burgerville will serve breakfast until 11 A.M. Breakfast menu items range from Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal to breakfast sandwiches featuring eggs from cage-free hens that have never been treated with antibiotics and nitrate-free bacon. All of the Northwest Signature Menu is available for breakfast.

Well-known for seasonal offerings, fresh strawberry milkshakes, smoothies and lemonades will be available through June.

Travel-ready Burgerville Fresh debuts with a farmers’ market experience to go. Fresh snacks highlight locally sourced artisan foods, made from quality seasonal ingredients. The food is packaged in a convenient and travel-friendly way.

“We clearly heard travelers’ desires to take and enjoy our food,” said Harvey. “Burgerville Fresh is a new, convenient and easy way to bring the distinctive flavors of the Pacific Northwest with you wherever you go.”

Future Innovations in Development

Most importantly, PDX Burgerville will continue to evolve as guests continue to share their feedback, and future adaptations and new innovations will be developed to satisfy needs of PDX travelers and airport employees. Initial experiments around mobile ordering solutions and delivery options will be explored.

PDX Burgerville Hiring Event

We’re hiring enthusiastic people to join our team!
Saturday, January 25, 2014 or Monday, January 27, 2014
between 10 AM – 4 PM
at the Sheraton at the Airport, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR, 97220

Do you have a passion to serve? Are you focused on extraordinary guest service? Do you have a desire to be part of an innovative team committed to the vitality of the Northwest? If you answered yes, we’d love to meet you.
Attend our hiring event for our newest location opening soon inside the Portland airport.

Hiring for all Positions
Please visit our Careers section on Burgerville.com to download our Crew Application or visit your local Burgerville for an application. Bring completed application to the event. Management candidates, please bring your cover letter and resume.
(We are also seeking management candidates for our other Burgerville locations)
To ride transit to the Hiring Event, take the Max to the PDX Airport and ride the Yellow Hotel Shuttle Van to the Sheraton Hotel.

TIGARD’S BURGERVILLE SELECTED AS THE TIGARD CHAMBER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR FOR 2013

April 4, 2013 (Tigard, OR) — Tigard’s Burgerville has been selected as the 2013 Tigard Shining Stars Chamber Business of the Year.  Burgerville has made a significant impact on the Tigard Community since opening their 39th restaurant in July 2012. The restaurant is located at 12785 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard.  The Chamber Business of the Year Award is made to a Tigard Chamber business who has made in-depth contributions to the Tigard community through their business. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about continuing to make Tigard a destination of choice for local business. Nominee must be a chamber member in good standing.

Tigard’s Burgerville has been actively engaged from the start even before opening with outreach to the Tigard Chamber, Tigard High School and more.  They engaged with Tigard High students for community outreach and marketing during construction of their Tigard location and during the early months after opening. Some of those students have stayed on with Burgerville are currently working at the restaurant. Communications via Facebook connected with the community and created awareness about the 40 jobs that Burgerville brought to Tigard and their hiring timeline.  Additionally, their physical street facing reader board engaged with community members along the way.

An example of Burgerville’s community mindfulness is the community partnership fundraising events it regularly holds. From its opening through the end of March this year, Tigard’s Burgerville has held 27 fundraising events. These events normally consist of a 3-4 hour window of time on a specified evening and 10% of the proceeds are donated to the targeted community organization. These events collectively have raised a total amount of more than $8,000. A partial list of local Tigard organizations they have supported with this targeted fundraising include Durham Elementary, CF Tigard Elementary, Tigard/Tualatin Relay for Life, Tigard Blast Girls Softball, Tigard Youth Basketball, Tigard High School Orchestra, Fowler Middle School, Alberta Rider Elementary, American Cancer Society, Tigard High Snowboard & Ski Team, Westside Gymnastics Girl’s Team and Lions Club of Tigard.

Other ways they are connecting with the community include Burgerville Bookworms held the first Monday of every month at the restaurant. At that monthly event, kids are entertained with arts and crafts along with storytelling to support reading. Also, Tigard’s Burgerville features local student musicians and groups, with live music at the Tigard Burgerville location, giving students an opportunity to showcase their talent. Burgerville is now a major sponsor of the Tigard Area Farmers Market, supporting the 20th season of the market at its new venue to help bring the local community, farmers and non-profits together in a way that benefits all.

Additionally, Burgerville has a digital community reader board inside their restaurant to constantly stream community information. Postings of event information are available to the community at no charge along with the restaurant’s live Twitter and Instagram feeds.  Community members may tweet them or tag Instagram images with #bvtigard and may also email information and PDFs about local events and activities to be uploaded directly to the restaurant.

Burgerville is a perfect example of a large business that is local and cares about its community! They have an incredible commitment to Tigard’s youth, our citizens’ health and well being, partnering with the community to address social concerns in our area, all while supporting local agriculture and sustainable efforts.

Please join us in congratulating Tigard’s Burgerville on this well-deserved award. The Chamber Business of the Year award will be formally presented with other Tigard volunteer and business awards at Tigard’s 2013 Shining Stars Community Awards Celebration, sponsored by Platinum Title Sponsor Washington Federal and held on Friday, April 26th from 5:30-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites - Washington Square, event location host. With a theme of “Wild, Wild West”, this Western themed dinner event includes dinner, silent auction, signature drinks, dessert dash, awards, and more. Tickets are only $35/person; dress is casual, country western. Come join us to celebrate Tigard. For further details about Shining Stars, please contact the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or at info@tigardchamber.org or go to our webpage at www.tigardchamber.org.

About Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC)

The Tigard Chamber (TACC) is a tool to enable and equip your business to be more nimble, reach farther, grow faster and stay ahead of the competition. Our 300+ member businesses that are part of the Tigard Chamber, an elite 10% of Tigard’s business community, not only leverage each other, but also each of these members’ connections and knowledge. It is exponential. Got a business challenge, question or idea, you are not alone as part of the Tigard Chamber. The TACC provides for its members: Connections & Credibility, Learning, Business Advocacy, Cost Savings, Hot Deals and Community Involvement.

Burgerville expands to Portland International Airport

Burgerville, a Northwest favorite since 1961, is on the way to Portland International Airport.

The restaurant will open this winter in the PDX Oregon Market, as approved today by the Port of Portland Commission.

Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. With 1,500 employees, Burgerville provides fresh, great-tasting food all-day, every day from breakfast to late-night snacks, based on its mission: Serve with Love. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive.

“Burgerville perfectly illustrates our goal of offering PDX restaurants and shops that represent the best of the Northwest, in addition to national brands,” said Chris Madsen, general manager, Port aviation business and properties. “Burgerville is a natural fit; consistent with our values regarding sustainability, community involvement and environmental care.”

“This new partnership with the Port is filled with possibility for the region,” said Jeff Harvey, Burgerville CEO and President. “We are aligned with our commitments to local agriculture, environmental mindfulness and to a thriving Northwest. We look forward to engaging PDX travelers and employees to co-design this new restaurant with us in the coming months.”

Burgerville’s food and menu choices are carefully selected to provide the freshest and most flavorful food the region has to offer. Signature items like the pepper bacon cheeseburger and milkshakes made with real ice cream are year-round favorites. As the seasons change, so do the offerings of fresh, local food items like Walla Walla onion rings and Oregon strawberries.

The restaurant also offers special, limited-time-only items, like premium, thick, criss-cut golden waffle fries. Healthful food choices include local, vegetarian-fed and antibiotic-free beef in burgers, cage-free eggs in breakfast items, and salads featuring mixed greens with sustainable, local ingredients, such as smoked salmon and Oregon hazelnuts.

Customary with Burgerville, and in support of the Port’s environmental strategy, Burgerville will build and operate at PDX in a sustainable fashion using recycled materials when available, eliminating unnecessary waste, and advancing energy efficient technologies.

You’re Invited to Burgerville to Support the Clark County Food Bank

Our local food bank needs our help! Donations are down significantly -at a time when more people are relying on the Food Bank’s services than ever before.

In partnership with the Clark County JLA Yeah Program, we’re hosting a Food Drive and Partnership Nights at our Clark County and Woodland restaurants.

Donate any non-perishable food items at a participating Burgerville in Clark County or Woodland between April 12th and April 21st.  Cash donations are also welcome. With a donation of $5 worth of food items, or $5 cash, you’ll receive coupons for 10% off your meal today and for your next visit during the month of May.

Visit us on a Partnership Night and we’ll donate 10% of sales to the Clark County Food Bank.

Partnership Nights Schedule

Friday, April 12th, 4 pm - 8 pm
Orchards Burgerville, 10903 NE 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver

In partnership with Country Critters Rabbit Club & Clark County Fair Court

Saturday, April 13th, 5 pm - 8 pm
The Heights Burgerville, 74010 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver

In partnership with Hip Hop Hares

Sunday, April 14th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Vancouver Plaza Burgerville, 8320 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr., Vancouver

In partnership with Clover Crest Horse Club and Prairie Hatchers

Monday, April 15th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Salmon Creek Burgerville, 13309 NE Hwy 99, Salmon Creek

In partnership with Hoof Beats Lambs and Trot to the Top

Tuesday, April 16th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Fisher’s Landing Burgerville, 16416 SE McGillvary Blvd, Vancouver

In partnership with East County DYI and Elite Livestock

Wednesday, April 17th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Cascade Park Burgerville, 11704 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver
In partnership with Evergreen FFA and Mountain View FFA

Wednesday, April 17th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Woodland Burgerville, 1120 Lewis River Rd, Woodland

In partnership with Crackerjack Swines and LaCenter Lucky Riders

Thursday, April 18th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Heritage Square Burgerville, 6700 NE 162nd Ave, Vancouver

In partnership with Curious Companions Llama Group and Galloping Glory Horse 4H

Thursday, April 18th. 5 pm - 8 pm
Central Park Burgerville, 2200 E 4th Plain, Vancouver

In partnership with Clovernauts

Friday, April 19th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Battle Ground Burgerville, 217 W Main St, Battle Ground

In partnership with Royal Rabbits and Battleground FFA

Saturday, April 20th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Hazel Dell Burgerville, 9909 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver

In partnership with Tailored to Ride Horse Group

Sunday, April 21st, 5 pm - 8 pm
Camas Burgerville, 218 NE 3rd Ave, Camas

In partnership with Twisted Whiskers and The Cats Meow

BURGERVILLE TO FEED THE ARTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE NORTHWEST CREATIVITY
AND SUPPORT WORK FOR ART

Work for Art funds more than 100 vital Northwest arts and culture organizations with annual grants

WHAT: Burgerville and Work for Art will host their third annual “Feed the Arts” community partnership day.  Up to $15,000 of the day’s sales from all of Burgerville’s 39 restaurants on Thursday, March 21, 2013 will be donated to support this important program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The workplace campaign fund, Work for Art, is a non-profit organization who supports regional arts and culture organizations in the Northwest.

WHY: From the crayons that come with a kids meal to the radio playlists you hear in each restaurant featuring local musicians, local Burgervilles feel a little artier than other places. That’s no fluke. In fact, the company’s cashiers and milkshake makers and sustainability planners are an arts-supporting lot, and have helped Burgerville achieve the highest number of employee donors of any Work for Art campaign. Last year, Burgerville employees donated more than $28,500 in direct paycheck contributions.

Jeff Harvey, Burgerville’s President and CEO, explains, “Like food, the arts are where we come together most powerfully to blend cultures, express ideas, balance opposing thoughts, and create healthy, lively communities. The arts are not just how we survive-they’re how we thrive.”  Harvey also serves as chair of this year’s Work for Art annual workplace giving campaign.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: All 39 Burgerville restaurants. For locations, visit burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant


About Work for Art

Donations to Work for Art’s Community Fund and Arts Education Fund provide grants to 100+ vital arts and culture organizations every year - encompassing dance, visual arts, music, literary arts, media arts, theater, cultural arts, and arts education.  100% of all donations to Work for Art are passed through to these organizations - no administrative fees are deducted.  These groups provide:  Hundreds of thousands of arts education experiences every year in our schools; Partnerships with the clients of more than 100 health and social service agencies; as well as thousands of performances and events in our neighborhoods and communities. Gifts from employees and other individuals are matched dollar-for-dollar by a Matching Challenge Fund. Those who give $60 or more to Work for Art will be thanked with an Arts Card, which provides 2-for-1 tickets at hundreds of arts and culture events. For more information about Work for Art, visit workforart.org

Supporting Crestline Elementary School Updated 2/7/13

We are saddened by the three alarm-fire that burned Crestline Elementary School Sunday morning. Our hearts are with all those impacted by this loss.  Many have asked how they can help. We will share what we learn as the school meets to prioritize what’s needed and how we can help. In the meantime:

We are hosting a partnership night this Thursday, February 7th from 5 - 9 PM and donating 20% of sales to support Crestline Elementary School at these neighboring restaurants:

Cascade Park, 11704 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Fisher’s Landing, 16416 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Heritage Center, 6700 NE 162nd Ave., Vancouver, WA

Join us as we gather together as a community to support the parents, teachers and students affected by this loss. There will be a number of ways we will support in the short term and long term as we partner with our community to rebuild this school. This partnership night is just the beginning.

All of our Burgerville locations are accepting cash or credit card donations to support Crestline Elementary School. Cash donations can also be made at www.evergreenschooldistrictfoundation.com, choose Crestline in the dropdown menu. We are also accepting school supply donations at our neighboring Vancouver locations:

Cascade Park (11704 SE Mill Plain Blvd)
Fisher’s Landing (16416 SE McGillivray Blvd)
Heritage Center (6700 NE 162nd Ave)
Orchards (10903 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.)

Evergreen Community Relations shared supplies needed for students and staff:
Scissors, Ziploc Bags, Kleenex, Baby Wipes, File Labels, Files, Divider Tabs, Staples/Staplers, Paper Clips, Primary Lined Composition Notebooks, Crayola paints, Electric Pencil Sharpeners, Post-its, Removable Tabs, Dry Erase Markers, Backpacks, Colored Pencils (box of 24), Reams of White Copy Paper, and Hand Sanitizer.

In addition, you can access a school supply list at evergreenps.org, click on schools tab and choose Crestline. Teachers have specifically requested gift cards from Amazon.com, Ikea and Learning Palace.

Other area locations accepting donations include:

IQ Credit Union, all 9 branches

We will update this post as we learn more.

WARM UP TO THESE BURGERVILLE DEALS STARTING MONDAY

Guests To Enjoy Seven Days of Seasonal Savings Including Blaze Kids Meals

WHAT: The New Year is a special time for Burgerville and our guests. It’s the season that brings resolutions to seek out savings and eat better. This coming week, Burgerville is offering up some money-saving deals to its guests with the finest, fresh, local ingredients like 100% antibiotic and hormone-free Country Natural Beef, nitrate-free Niman Ranch bacon and Oregon hazelnuts.

WHEN: This coming week of Monday, January 14 through Sunday, January 20, 2013, Burgerville will be offering guests different daily specials:

Jan 14: Tillamook Cheeseburger Monday - Buy one Tillamook Cheeseburger®, get one free. Made with 100% antibiotic and hormone-free Country Natural Beef.

Jan 15: Pepper Bacon Tuesday - Buy one Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger, get one free. Made with nitrite-free Niman Ranch pepper bacon.

Jan 16: Half-Pound Colossal Cheeseburger Wednesday - Buy one Half-Pound Colossal Cheeseburger, get one free. Made with 100% antibiotic and hormone-free Country Natural Beef.

Jan 17: Cheeseburger Basket Thursday - Enjoy two Original Cheeseburgers, a regular size soft drink and regular French fries for only $5.60.

Jan 18: Shake It Up Friday - Buy one regular size Specialty or Seasonal Milkshake or Smoothie, get one free. Now in season: Chocolate Hazelnut, featuring roasted Oregon hazelnuts and rich chocolate.

Jan 19 & Jan 20: Saturday & Sunday Savings All Day Long - Buy one Breakfast Sandwich or Breakfast Burrito, get one free. Made with cage-free Stiebrs Farm eggs. Served until 11 AM.

Kids 12 and under enjoy a free Trail Blazers “Blaze” Kids Meal with purchase of equal or greater value, anytime after 11 AM.

WHERE: All 39 Burgerville Restaurants (for locations, visit burgerville.com)

BURGERVILLE INTRODUCES BLAZERS BURGER TO IGNITE THE FAN IN EVERYONE

NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL 39 Restaurants

October 17, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is proud to announce its new Blazers Burger is now available at all 39 restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington for a limited time.

“Things are heating up with the start of the Trail Blazers season,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “Our spicy, new Blazers Burger helps our guests celebrate our partnership with the Trail Blazers and the return of basketball to Rip City.” The Trail Blazers first home preseason game versus the Denver Nuggets is tonight at the Rose Garden.

The Blazers Burger contains a ¼ lb. Country Natural Beef hormone-free and antibiotic-free patty, Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese, mildly spicy banana peppers, red onion, lettuce, and creamy garlic aioli on a toasted Franz white pub bun. Guests can purchase a Blazers Burger for $5.29 and upgrade to a basket including a regular-size fries and a soft drink for $8.79.

The Blazers Burger’s key ingredient is the mildly spicy banana peppers from Pleasant Valley Farms in Washington, the same local supplier of Burgerville’s dill pickles. Brine master John Vukic and flavor formulator Ben Lee are the master artisans behind that sophisticated taste. They have developed their secret pickling blends from treasured 100-year old recipes. Located on a wooded knoll overlooking the fertile fields of the Skagit Valley, a place renowned worldwide for its pastoral beauty, Pleasant Valley Farms is a premier producer with a focus on sustainable environmental practices. On the burger, the red and yellow hot pickled banana peppers couple with Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese and garlic aioli to create its delicious and mildly spicy savory flavor.

This burger joins seasonal pumpkin milkshakes and smoothies along with Burgerville’s current seasonal side, sweet potato fries, another autumn favorite, on the menu for a limited time.

Pleasant Valley Farms is one of a long list of renowned Burgerville suppliers recognized for the finest tasting, all-natural, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food. Burgerville serves local, fresh berries from Liepold Farms, Niman Ranch bacon, ham and sausage, Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal, Stiebrs Farms cage free eggs, Country Natural beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Chez Gourmet by Marie vegetarian patties, and Diestel turkey.

About the Portland Trail Blazers

Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 29 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. With a corporate mission to make it better (should be bold) in the community, the Trail Blazers strive to help children and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington live, learn and play. The Trail Blazers are the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, the Rose Garden, became the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold Certification. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit www.trailblazers.com.

BURGERVILLE RECORDS’ SECOND BENEFIT CD “RISE & SHINE” SET TO RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER

Double Disc to benefit the Sunshine Division and Local Emergency Food Relief

September 6, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville Records is proud to announce the release of its second benefit album RISE & SHINE. Proceeds will be donated to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and other local emergency food relief agencies. RISE & SHINE are available now exclusively at all its 39 restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington while limited supplies last.

RISE & SHINE showcases Northwest musicians and bands on two compact discs, each with 20 tracks of music. The double discs contain 40 songs totaling more than two hours of music, and will be available for only $12. The CD also includes valuable coupons to Burgerville (buy one, get one offers on signature items like the Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger and Seasonal Milkshakes) and Oaks Park (buy one, get one roller skate session).

The SHINE disc features The Dandy Warhols, Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, Floater, Horse Feathers, Perhapst (John Moen of The Decemberists), Minus 5, Pink Martini and many more established, renowned bands. The RISE disc showcases emerging local talent including Sara Jackson-Holman, Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Crown Point, Parson Red Heads, Kasey Anderson & The Honkies, and The Usual Suspects (led by Portland Police Chief Mike Reese). The majority of the artists featured on both discs are signed to major music labels and prominent Indie labels.

“Burgerville is committed to supporting our local communities where we live and work,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “We believe music is an expression of creative vitality of our community. We see this benefit album as a way for our guests, in partnership with our restaurants, to support local musicians and artists, as well as those who desperately need emergency food relief.”

The need for food is increasing and hovers at record levels. In an average month, 85,800 children eat meals from emergency food boxes in Portland alone. Poverty, growing levels of long-term unemployment and low wages are forcing more families in the Portland Metropolitan area to seek food assistance.

“The number of families we serve directly has doubled in the past two years,” explained Sunshine Division Executive Director Kyle Camberg. “We are honored that Burgerville and the bands have selected us and our partner agencies to benefit from the sales of this CD to help fight hunger.”

“I’m super happy to be a part of this release, benefitting Portland Sunshine Division,” commented singer-songwriter McDougall, who is featured on the RISE disc. ”What they do is so direct, selfless, and needed.”

“The absolute worst thing about going on tour is that once we leave the Northwest, I am forced to abstain from Burgerville’s Spicy Anasazi Bean Burgers for weeks on end,” explained Crown Point’s Jon Davidson, showcased on the RISE disc. “So, getting involved with Burgerville was a no-brainer, and we’re excited about helping out the Portland Sunshine Division at the same time, because what they do for the community is much-needed and they help a lot of people each year.”

“Floater and Typhon Records are excited to be part of something so positive,” said Floater front man Robert Wynia, who appears on the SHINE disc. ”Our support for the work of the Sunshine Division is heartfelt, as is our support for Burgerville’s use of locally sourced ingredients.”

“Sassparilla is super excited to be part of a program that supports our community and social infrastructure,” remarked Sassparilla mastermind Kevin Blackwell, featured on the SHINE disc. ”Kudos to Burgerville, who is already so supportive of our local vendors and farmers for again putting community over fiscal McThinking.”

RISE & SHINE LIVE Music Events in Restaurants

On select evenings, bands from RISE & SHINE will be performing live at various Burgerville restaurants. From 5pm to 8pm, on these nights, a percentage of all sales will also be donated to the Sunshine Division. Band performances will occur as follows:

  • Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, 3:30pm-6pm at Montavilla (82nd & NE Glisan) - Sara Jackson-Holman & New York Rifles
  • Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012, 3:30pm-6:00pm at Hawthorne (1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) - McDougall & New York Rifles
  • Weds., Sept. 12, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne - The Dimes
  • Weds., Sept. 19, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Gresham (2975 NE Hogan) - Crown Point & at Salmon Creek (13309 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver) - Riverboat (featuring Peter Cornett from Floater)
  • Weds., Sept. 26, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Montavilla - Sara Jackson-Holman & at Salmon Creek - Crown Point
  • Weds., Oct. 03, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne - McDougall & at Gresham - Riverboat (featuring Peter Cornett from Floater)
  • Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne - The Usual Suspects
  • Weds., Oct. 10, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Montavilla - Crown Point & at Salmon Creek - 1491

About The Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built an 89-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders. We offer free emergency food assistance six days a week at our North Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to people in need at any time. We also serve the community as a local free food bank resource to more than a dozen social service agencies by providing more than three million pounds of food annually to these organizations at no cost.

About Burgerville

Established in 1961, Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. 1,500 employees strong, Burgerville provides guests fresh, great-tasting food all-day every day from breakfast to late-night snacks based in its mission “serve with love.” At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. For more, please visit burgerville.com.

RISE & SHINE Track Listing of Songs and Artists

RISE (disc one):

  1. Sara Jackson-Holman – “For Albert”
  2. McDougall – “Ready, Begin 1”
  3. Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – “All Summer Glory”
  4. Crown Point – “The Room”
  5. Parson Red Heads – “Burning Up The Sky”
  6. Allalujah Choir – “I Swear I Saw You”
  7. New York Rifles – “Girl Shaped Girl”
  8. AgesandAges – “So So Freely”
  9. Water Tower – “Anthem”
  10. Weinland – “Los Processaur”
  11. The Usual Suspects – “Tell Me Why”
  12. Kasey Anderson & The Honkies – “Like Teenage Gravity”
  13. Derby – “Common Sense”
  14. The Dimes – “Take Me Away”
  15. Typhoon – “Summer Home”
  16. Y La Bamba – “8 Ponce Pilato”
  17. 1491 – “Night & Day”
  18. Dead Rock West – “God Help Me”
  19. Chervona – “Reality Show”
  20. Richmond Fontaine – “You Can Move Back Here”

SHINE (disc two):

  1. The Dandy Warhols – “Sad Vacation”
  2. Sassparilla – “Threadbare”
  3. Blind Pilot – “Half Moon”
  4. Priory with Stephen Malkmus (of Pavement) – “Put ‘Em Up”
  5. Goldenboy w/ Elliott Smith – “Summertime”
  6. Blitzen Trapper – “Might Find It Cheap”
  7. Black Prairie – “Do You Believe?”
  8. Perhapst – “Incense Cone”
  9. Dolorean – “I Wanna Live”
  10. Floater – “Wondering”
  11. Radiation City – “Hide From The Night”
  12. Holcombe Waller – “Hardliners”
  13. Loch Lomond – “Kicking With Your Feet”
  14. The Minus 5 – “Magnavox Lane”
  15. Lost Lander – “Afraid of Summer”
  16. Sally Ford & The Sound Outside – “Not An Animal”
  17. Say Hi – “Devils”
  18. Ramona Falls – “Spore”
  19. Pink Martini – “Aspettami (The First Recording)”
  20. Horse Feathers – “Fit Against the Country”

Attention Hood to Coast Runners

Our St. Helens Burgerville is selling commemorative 2012 Hood to Coast wristbands.

Proceeds benefit The Columbia Pacific Food Bank.

Purchase a limited edition wristband for $1.25, or a wristband and bottle of Oregon Rain bottled water for $2.95.

Friday-Monday, August 24-27, while supplies last.

Burgerville’s Response to West Side Boil-Water Notice Affecting Carman Drive and Tigard’s Burgerville

On Saturday, July 21st the Portland Water Bureau issued an emergency boil-water alert for the West Side of Portland including Tigard because of a bacterial contamination in one of the reservoirs. The alert ended Sunday, July 22nd following clear test results of the water.

This alert affected both Carman Drive and Tigard Burgerville restaurants. There were times during the last 24 hours we could not meet our guests’ requests at these two restaurants, and we apologize to our guests for any inconvenience.

During this time, Burgerville ceased serving any beverage containing this water (including sodas, teas, coffee, and ice). We changed our cleaning and sanitization processes to address the contamination of the water system. And, we shifted food preparation and produce cleaning off-site to facilities with access to clean and safe water.

We worked closely with Washington County’s Health Department to ensure all of our processes put the safety of our food and guests first.

When the notice was lifted on Sunday, both restaurants sanitized all affected systems and are now able to offer the full Burgerville menu.

We appreciate our guests’ support and understanding during this time. We will continue to make every effort to continue to serve our guests the highest quality, local and safest food possible.

BURGERVILLE ANNOUNCES LOWER PRICES FOR 2014

December 31, 2013 (Vancouver, WA) — Beginning Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Burgerville will forgo its annual price increase, and lower prices on several of its most popular menu items.

Two meals will be available for less than $5 and two of Burgerville’s most popular hamburgers will be available for less than $4. New, lowered prices include these menu items:
• Original Hamburger Meal (includes burger, regular size French fries and soft drink) will be $4.79 (price reduced $.30 from $5.09)

• Original Cheeseburger Meal (includes cheeseburger, regular size French fries and soft drink) will be $4.99 (price reduced $.30 from $5.29)

• Tillamook Cheeseburger will be $3.99 (price reduced $.30 from $4.29)

• Colossal Cheeseburger will be $3.99 (price reduced $.30 from $4.29)

Adding a slice of Tillamook Cheddar, Swiss and Pepper Jack cheese is now available for the reduced price of $.60. Adding American cheese is also lowered to $.60 for two slices and $.30 for one slice. Cups of Burgerville Spread are now free (price was $.40).

“Through all of the conversations with our guests, we have learned that our guests and our communities count on Burgerville to provide the highest quality, freshest food possible at an affordable price,” explained Janice Williams, Burgerville Chief Operations Officer. “Many guests have said that they would dine with us more frequently if our key items were priced differently, so these price reductions are a direct response to the requests of our guests.”

Burgerville’s protein suppliers are recognized for the finest-tasting, all-natural, humanely raised, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food and some of these ingredients are featured in the newly reduced-price items. From morning to night, Burgerville serves Country Natural Beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Niman Ranch pork, and Diestel Farms turkey.

Choosing Burgerville Supports Local Agriculture

Burgerville also offers guests a wide-range of menu choices from seasonal milkshakes to fresh, calorie-conscious salads. Locally grown and produced seasonal items like Leipold berries, Walla Walla onions, Stiebrs Farms cage-free eggs, Oregon hazelnuts and blue cheese, Washington asparagus and potatoes are well-known staples of Burgerville’s menu. More than 70% of Burgerville’s food dollars are spent in the Pacific Northwest.

“Our guests choosing Burgerville directly results in economic support of local farmers and ranchers and the communities where they live. A meal at Burgerville gives back to many in our region beyond the four walls of our restaurants. It helps to preserve an entire agricultural way of life and truly defines the meaning of ’sustainable’ to us,” explained Williams.

Rewards Card Program Adaptations

Frequent Burgerville guests may be familiar with the Burgerville Rewards Card program, which is undergoing changes. Registered Card Holders have earned 10% back on every purchase at Burgerville, and this accrual will end as of Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Guests will be able to redeem their earned Rewards Cash throughout the coming year. The deadline to redeem Rewards Card Cash is December 31, 2014.

The current 10% senior discount for Burgerville guests 65 years and older is unchanged, and remains in effect for 2014.

Burgerville Welcomes Guest Feedback

Burgerville values each and every guest who chooses to dine at one of its restaurants.

“As we continue to look at what service means to our guests and what is important to our communities, I want to personally invite our guests to share their thoughts and ideas to design with us the type of service, menu items and programs you would like to see from Burgerville in the future,” said Williams.

Guests can share their feedback with Burgerville via Facebook at www.facebook.com/burgerville, by phone at 888-827-8369 or email at mybvcard@burgerville.com.

French Fry Tasting Event

Your feedback is important to us. Earlier this year we discovered a concern with the quality of our French fries and discontinued serving them until an alternative was available. We have been temporarily serving an alternative French fry since that time. It is important to us that we partner with you, our guests, to determine what’s next in this process. We’d like to invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events to share your feedback and ideas around a new Burgerville French fry. Stop in us anytime between the hours below at our 92nd and Powell Burgerville.

Monday, October 14th between 1 PM – 6 PM and Tuesday, October 15th between 1 PM – 6 PM
Burgerville at 3504 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Here’s what to expect:
You will be tasting three different French Fries and talking with Burgerville team members.
Anticipate about 10 minutes for the tasting panel, with the option to remain for another 10 minutes to talk with us about your experience. This may differ depending on the volume of guests who join us.
You may be filmed or interviewed at the event. Interviews will be audiotaped.

BURGERVILLE GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

With any $25 holiday gift card purchase, get one $5 gift card free

September 24, 2013 (Vancouver, WA) — This holiday season, Burgerville is offering holiday gift cards good for all food and beverage purchases at all its 39 restaurants in Oregon and SW Washington and online at burgerville.com. There are two new, holiday-themed gift card designs for givers to select.

Ingredients Worth Sharing

“From a hungry teenager, to a teacher on a gluten-free diet, to that hard-to-buy-for relative, a Burgerville holiday gift card is an ideal way to give the taste of the Pacific Northwest, share the best, fresh, local food, that everyone enjoys, and support local agriculture,” stated Burgerville President and CEO Jeff Harvey.  “More than 80% of orders are customized by our guests, so recipients can order exactly what they’d like.”

Burgerville offers a wide-range of menu choices from indulgent milkshakes to calorie-conscious salads. It’s protein suppliers are recognized for the finest-tasting, all-natural, humanely-raised, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food. From morning to night, Burgerville serves Country Natural Beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Niman Ranch pork, and Diestel Farms turkey.

Your Gift Supports Local Agriculture

Locally grown and produced seasonal items like Walla Walla onions, Leipold berries, Stiebrs Farms cage-free eggs, Washington asparagus and potatoes are well-known staples of Burgerville’s menu. More than 70% of Burgerville’s food dollars are spent in the Pacific Northwest.

“Our guests choosing Burgerville directly results in economic support of local farmers and ranchers. A Burgerville gift card gives back to many in our region beyond the four walls of our restaurants. These gift cards help to preserve an entire agricultural way of life and truly defines the meaning of ’sustainable’ to us,” explained Harvey.

Seasonal favorites offered during the holidays at Burgerville include the limited-time Pepper Bacon Blue Burger, Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Golden Yukon Waffle Fries, Pumpkin, Chocolate Peppermint and Egg Nog Milkshakes and Smoothies.

Buy $25, Get $5 Free

Although gift cards are available at Burgerville throughout the year for purchase, the special holiday gift cards and “Buy $25, Get $5 Free” promotion will only be available beginning November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.  Gift cards are available in any denomination starting at $5. Amounts can be customized by guests.

“The holidays are the season for celebrating with friends and family, and one way to show your love is by giving a Burgerville holiday gift card. We love our guests, so, with every $25 holiday gift card purchase, we’re giving one $5 gift card free to the purchaser,” commented Harvey.

Recipients of Burgerville gift cards can register their cards online at burgerville.com or in any restaurant, and become Burgerville Rewards Card Holders. Then, card holders earn 10% back on every purchase at Burgerville throughout the year. Plus, registered card holders can participate in exclusive offers, exciting giveaways, and get a special birthday treat.

Chez Gourmet from Marie Changes Company Name to Chez Marie

Highlights founder’s passion for crafting vegetarian burgers, sliders and tots for “flexitarians” and other consumers hungry for healthy, meatless alternatives

Wilsonville, Ore. October 29, 2012 - Chez Gourmet from Marie is changing its name to Chez Marie. The company’s name change coincides with its continued expansion along the West Coast. “We want to make it even easier for consumers to find our tasty products on store shelves,” states Marie Osmunson, founder and CEO (chief eternal optimist). The name also recognizes Marie’s personal passion for using wholesome ingredients to create healthy, GMO-free food.

The company won the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s 2012 Angel Oregon’s investment competition and secured additional financing from White Road Investments earlier this year to fuel its retail and foodservice growth. One catalyst for growth? The increasing number of “Flexitarians” or people who try to eat a mainly vegetarian-based diet, with the occasional inclusion of meat.

“Many people want to decrease their overall meat consumption for health, economic, or environmental reasons. They are the driving force behind the growing ‘meat alternative’ category,” states Osmunson. “Our products have an amazing taste and texture, and most importantly, they’re made with ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen.”

The company is currently updating its packaging and website to reflect its new name and updated brand identity. The new packaging will be on retail store shelves the first quarter of 2013.

Key Company Milestones

  • 2007: Launches as Chez Gourmet from Marie
  • 2008: Secures first retail shelf space with Zupans
  • 2008: Gardenburger products recalled; company becomes exclusive veggie burger provider to all 39 area Burgerville restaurants
  • 2008: Moves into production facility in Wilsonville, with 12,000 sq. feet and 7 employees
  • 2012: Wins Angel Oregon investment competition, secures $286,000 in funding
  • 2012: Secures additional financing from White Road Investments
  • 2012: Officially changes name to Chez Marie
  • 2013: Projects to expand its production facility in Wilsonville and add 6,000 sq. feet. Launching new packaging and products while expanding distribution.

Welcome to the Kitchen

Chez Marie produces a variety of vegetarian products including burgers, sliders, tots and breakfast sausage. Flavors include:

  • Oregon Harvest
  • Spicy Anasazi Bean
  • WOW Mushrooms!
  • Savory Pecan
  • Savory Sunflower
  • Coming soon: Hemburger and Spicy Hemp Sausage

Availability

Chez Marie’s line of veggie burgers are available in more than 150 retail grocery locations including Zupans, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, Market of Choice,  New Seasons, PCC Markets and many restaurants in the Pacific Northwest including Burgerville.

About Chez Marie, Inc.

Marie Osmunson turned a common family dilemma, “What’s for dinner?” into a thriving food business. The enterprising mom created a truly tasty line of veggie burgers that would satisfy the entire family-and their diverse dietary needs.

Founded in 2007 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Chez Marie crafts healthy vegetarian burgers, sliders and tots. Taking pride to use simple ingredients, Chez Marie’s labels “read like a recipe.” The product line includes many verified GMO-free, vegan and gluten-free items.  Savory flavors include: Oregon Harvest, Savory Pecan, Spicy Anasazi Bean, and Wow, Mushrooms! Products are available in natural retail grocery locations and select restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest. To learn more, please visit www.chezmarie.com, Facebook or call 503.682.8822.

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Email: linda@radiancecom.com

LOCAL PUMPKIN FEATURED IN BURGERVILLE’S SEASONAL MILKSHAKES & SMOOTHIES

NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL 39 Restaurants

October 16, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is proud to announce its fresh, local and sustainable pumpkin milkshakes and smoothies are now available at all its 39 restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington for only a limited time.

“Many of our guests say our pumpkin shakes and smoothies taste just like their moms’ pumpkin pies,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “I encourage you to enjoy this taste of fall while you can.”

The key ingredient is made with local pumpkin from Stahlbush Island Farms and sustainably processed by Truitt Brothers. Located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, Stahlbush Island Farms is an environmentally friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture. The pumpkin used contains no artificial colors or preservatives. It is a 100% pure blend of sugar, pumpkin and spice.

These seasonal pumpkin shakes and smoothies join Burgerville’s current seasonal side, sweet potato fries, another autumn favorite, on the menu for a limited time. Guests can spice up their sweet potato fries with a Chipolte mayo dipping sauce.

Stahlbush Island Farms is one of a long list of renowned Burgerville suppliers recognized for the finest tasting, all-natural, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food. Burgerville serves local, fresh berries from Liepold Farms, Niman Ranch bacon, ham and sausage, Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal, Stiebrs Farms cage free eggs, Country Natural beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Chez Gourmet by Marie vegetarian patties, and Diestel Farms turkey.

TIGARD’S BURGERVILLE OPENS TODAY

Newest Restaurant in 11 Years Welcomed By Local Community

July 9, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — For the first time in 11 years, Burgerville is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant, Tigard’s Burgerville, today. The 2,800 square foot restaurant is located at 12785 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, Ore. and features a modern look and feel showcasing Burgerville’s fresh, local and sustainable approach.

“This restaurant marks the launch of Burgerville’s next 50 years,” explained Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “Tigard is a happy homecoming for me. My grandparents owned a dairy farm on SW Beef Bend Road. Many memorable days of my youth were spent here feeling safe and free to explore.”

Tigard Selected as First of Next Generation of Restaurants

“This is Tigard’s Burgerville,” said Harvey. “The design and operations of our newest restaurant reflects the feedback and input we’ve received from this community, and we will continue to evolve to respond to the community’s needs and desires as we move forward.”

The new look and color palette call to mind an organic feel inspired by the colors of the Pacific Northwest. The dining room seats 68. The interior is a flex space and coupled with the large parking lot, enables the restaurant to accommodate meetings, parties, live music performances and other community events. The welcoming and comfortable dining room and quick take out counter service along with the convenience of drive-thru assemble the guest-focused restaurant operations.

“This new design provides us with a framework to adapt to what the Tigard community may want or need today and in the future,” explained Harvey. “We are considering forming a Tigard Community Council to advise us and to continue to build relationship with this city and the surrounding areas.”

Burgerville leased the Tigard property in 2009. As commercial real estate became risky and additional delays due to the economic downturn in the past few years, Burgerville self-funded this restaurant. Since the company opened its last new restaurant in 2001 at Heritage Center in Vancouver, Washington, Burgerville has retooled and redesigned internal processes and capacity to advance operational systems and development of talent to support this and future expansion.

“Using this self-funded expansion model, we intend to open one to two new restaurants each year in the foreseeable future,” commented Harvey. Future restaurant locations are not yet chosen. Look for the next new Burgerville to open in 2013.

“We will continue to collaborate with communities to listen to local desires and needs as we create future restaurants,” commented Burgerville’s Chief Cultural Officer Jack Graves. “We consider Tigard’s Burgerville to be a laboratory to teach us and give us feedback for updating our existing restaurants.”

Design and Construction of Restaurant Showcases Local Partners

With a hand painted mural created by artist Hadley Ferguson as the restaurant’s centerpiece, the art’s inspiration is based in the area’s agricultural history, Cook Park, Tualatin River, Tigard’s location as a gateway to the Oregon’s Wine Country and Coast, the popular Festival of Balloons, and emotions evoked by coming home including a portrayal of Harvey’s grandparents’ farmhouse.

An important design element inside the new restaurant is a community wall featuring an interactive screen where guests can instantly post images and comments on Twitter and Instagram (#bvsummer). From Planar, a global leader in digital display technology based in Oregon, digital menu boards welcome guests. Both the community wall and menu boards feature images and information about Burgerville’s fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. Ditroen - a Portland-based experiential design group - and James Staicoff Design lead the design of the interior and exterior of the restaurant, in collaboration with Burgerville executives, Wireless Ronan, and Sasquatch Advertising Agency.

“Our general contractor, Vancouver-based RSV Building Solutions, Curtis Restaurant Equipment, DeSantis Landscapes and Accurate Electric have made numerous invaluable contributions to this project,” stated Tigard’s Burgerville Restaurant General Manager Paul Ridlon. “Everyone on the entire construction and design team has delivered on the many challenges with a spirit of partnership and collaboration.”

Chairs in the dining room are made from 100% recycled Coke bottles. Michael A. Smith Cabinetry constructed the reclaimed wood table tops and the table bases originate from J.H. Karr based in Kent, Wash. Stephen Godlish of Portland’s Sublime Design installed the wood wall, ceiling, benches, standing bar, and community wall elements.

This grand opening brings the total number of restaurants owned and operated by Burgerville to 39. The closest Burgerville to the new Tigard restaurant is located on Carman Drive and I-5 South, and is one of the company’s busiest locations.

45 New Local Jobs Brought to Tigard

For 15 of the 45 new crew members hired for Tigard’s Burgerville, this will be their first job. The majority of new employees were hired from a hiring event the company held in May. During the past several months, Burgerville has been working with local high school students for community outreach.

“Like all of the communities we serve, Burgerville is looking to engage in Tigard schools, local causes, and youth organizations,” commented Ridlon. “We will be involved in supporting our hometown.”

WALLA WALLA SWEET ONION RINGS RETURN TO BURGERVILLE TODAY

July 3, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is proud to announce Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings are now available at all of its 38 restaurants for a limited time.

“The tradition continues today for many of our guests who look forward to Walla Walla Sweet Onion Ring time at Burgerville,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey.  ”Just in time for the 4th of July celebrations.”

The story of the Walla Walla Sweet Onions, an heirloom crop, began more than a century ago in 1907 on the Island of Corsica, off the West Coast of Italy. It was there a French soldier, Peter Pieri, found a sweet onion seed and brought it to Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. This sweet onion developed over generations through the process of carefully hand selecting onions from each year’s crop, ensuring exceptional sweetness, jumbo size, and round shape.

“We grow the Walla Walla Sweet Onion ‘Super Colossals’ especially for Burgerville,” explained River Point Farms Director of Research, Technology & Quality Control Bill Dean, PhD.  ”These special onions are extra large to achieve the huge rings Burgerville serves its guests. Their distinctive taste is mildly sweet while retaining a delicious onion flavor. Walla Walla Sweet Onions have only 10 rings per onion, compared to 12 rings in other varieties. This explains why Burgerville’s onion rings are so thick.”

“We know we’re not simply growing sweet onions, but cultivating a tradition,” continued Dr. Dean.

Once the onions arrive at each Burgerville restaurant, they are lovingly hand-cut, prepared, coated in a secret seasoning, cooked and served piping hot. Walla Walla Onion Rings are available at Burgerville in side orders of three rings or five rings, or as a three-ring seasonal burger basket option.

Burgerville also features a Walla Walla Sweet Onion Cheeseburger at this time of the year in order to use all of these especially delicious onions. The sweet onion centers are caramelized with a special spice blend and added to a 1/4 lb. Country Natural Beef patty with Tillamook cheddar cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise on a toasted wheat Kaiser bun. The caramelized Walla Walla Sweet Onion topping is a seasonal add-on to other sandwiches at breakfast, lunch and dinner - and on the Breakfast Burrito upon request.

“Thanks to these local onion growers, we have been serving Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings at Burgerville for years as one of our signature menu items,” commented Harvey. “It looks like this year’s crop will permit us to have them available to our guests only until about Labor Day, so I encourage you to enjoy them while you can.”


About Walla Walla Sweet Onions

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion industry worked with the United States Department of Agriculture, to create Federal Marketing Order No. 956 and was adopted in May of 1995. The order designates Walla Walla Sweet Onions as a unique variety, and establishes a federally protected growing area (the Walla Walla Valley of Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon). Sweet onions grown outside this production area cannot be marketed as Walla Walla Sweet Onions or face stiff federal penalties. For more, please visit sweetonions.org.

About River Point Farms

River Point Farms is America’s largest grower, packer, shipper and processor of onions; including yellow, white, red, sweet and organic onions.  Incorporated in April 2007, after merging the long-standing companies of American Onion and Rivergate Farms, River Point Farms is headquartered in Hermiston, Oregon.  River Point Farms is fully integrated, offering a total solution for a diversified customer base.  The company’s state-of-the-art growing and storage techniques ensure a year-round supply of whole, peeled and sliced onions to various foodservice, industrial ingredient and retail customers. River Point Farms controls the process from seed to shelf, providing the most consistent, reliable onion supply in the country.  The company’s unique approach to crop planning takes into account the needs of the customer when designing production, enabling an unparalleled service offering.

Celebrate Summer with Burgerville

JUNE 25 - JULY 1
FEATURING A SPECIAL OFFER
EACH DAY OF THE WEEK:

Milkshake Monday 6/25:
Buy any regular size Milkshake or Smoothie, get one free.

Two On Tuesday 6/26:

Buy one regular sized Iced Coffee (any flavor), get one free. Choose from Original, Caramel or Organic Vanilla.

Wet Your Whistle Wednesday 6/27:

Free regular size Soft Drink with any purchase.

Tillamook Thursday 6/28:

Buy one Tillamook Cheeseburger®, get one free. Made with 100% antibiotic and hormone free Country Natural Beef.

TGIPBF - Thank Goodness It’s Pepper Bacon Friday 6/29:

Buy one Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger, get one free. Feauturing Niman Ranch bacon.

Oregon Strawberry Saturday & Sunday 6/30 & 7/1:

Buy one, get one free your choice of regular size fresh Oregon Strawberry Milkshake, Smoothie, Lemonade, Shortcake or Sundae.

LOCAL RASPBERRIES SHOWCASED IN BURGERVILLE’S SEASONAL MILKSHAKES, SMOOTHIES, SUNDAES & LEMONADE

NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL 39 Restaurants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2013 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is proud to announce its fresh, local and sustainable raspberry milkshakes, smoothies, sundaes and lemonade are now available at all its 39 restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington for only a limited time. Burgerville’s raspberries are grown locally at Liepold Farms in Boring, Oregon at the base of Mt. Hood in Clackamas County.

“Many of our guests wait all year for these delicious red gems. They say our raspberry milkshakes and smoothies taste like a Pacific Northwest summer,” said Burgerville CEO and President Jeff Harvey. “With the raspberry season lasting such a short time, I encourage you to savor them while you can.”

Raspberries rank as the third most popular berry in the United States for fresh use, after strawberries and blueberries.* Burgerville will serve more than 23,000 pounds of local raspberries in several weeks equaling the weight of nearly two (2) Packy the Elephants (he weighs approximately 12,600 pounds).

Liepold Farms has been in business since 1952, and has been supplying Burgerville with its summer berries for nearly a decade.

“Serving these berries reinforces our commitment to local agriculture and preservation of family farms for years to come,” explained Harvey. “The Liepolds operate one of the last family berry farms in Oregon, and it’s an honor for Burgerville to ensure this kind of local agricultural legacy.”

Oregon leads the United States in black raspberry production.* The varietals Burgerville serves are the Meekers and the Cascade Delight raspberries.

These seasonal raspberry lemonade, milkshakes, smoothies and sundaes join Burgerville’s current seasonal side, Walla Walla Onion Rings, another summertime guest favorite, on the menu for a limited time.

Liepold Farm is one of a long list of renowned Burgerville suppliers recognized for the finest tasting, fresh, all-natural, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food. Burgerville serves Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal, Niman Ranch bacon, ham and sausage, Stiebrs Farms cage free eggs, Country Natural beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Chez Marie vegetarian patties, and Diestel Farms turkey.

BURGERVILLE AND BOB’S RED MILL PARTNER TO BRING NORTHWESTERNERS THE FINEST OATMEAL

Special Blend Available Now Only At Burgerville’s 39 Restaurants

September 21, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville is now proudly serving a special blend of oatmeal from Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods at all 39 of its restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington for breakfast. Milwaukie, Oregon-based Bob’s Red Mill is a longtime leading provider of stone-milled whole grain foods.

Burgerville’s exclusive blend of healthy and delicious Bob’s Red Mill ingredients includes whole grain rolled oats, hulled hemp seeds, oat bran, amaranth flour and golden flaxseed meal. Burgerville’s Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal is also served with brown sugar, chopped Oregon hazelnuts and dried Northwest cranberries on the side for a truly local breakfast experience. One serving of oatmeal with the cranberries, hazelnuts and brown sugar totals a calorie count of only 370.

“Burgerville is committed to bringing our guests the best,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “We believe this special and exclusive blend of Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal is the most superior tasting, superb-quality oatmeal available. Our guests want healthy, local, portable options for a quick breakfast. This new Oatmeal is it.”

“We are proud to team with Burgerville to offer its customers a healthy, whole grain option for those grabbing breakfast on the go,” said Bob Moore, founder, president and CEO of employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill. “I personally advocate starting each day with a healthy and hearty hot cereal, and this Burgerville blend of Bob’s Red Mill ingredients makes for a great way to do that.”

To commemorate this new partnership, 1,200 individual servings of Burgerville’s Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal was donated to the Sunshine Division to help stock the non-profit’s food pantry and emergency food boxes. The 501(c)3 organization is also the beneficiary of Burgerville’s new fundraiser CD, RISE & SHINE, also for sale now at all 39 restaurants.

Bob’s Red Mill joins a long list of carefully selected, renowned Burgerville suppliers recognized for the finest tasting, all-natural, hormone-free and antibiotic-free food. Burgerville serves local, fresh berries from Liepold Farms, Niman Ranch bacon, ham and sausage, Stiebrs Farms cage free eggs, Country Natural beef, Coleman Natural chicken, Chez Gourmet by Marie vegetarian patties and Diestel Farms turkey.


About Bob’s Red Mill

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, a distinctive stone-grinding miller of whole grains, was founded in 1978 with the mission of moving people back to the basics with healthy whole grains, high-fiber and complex carbohydrates. Bob’s Red Mill, an employee-owned company, offers a diverse line of more than 400 all natural, organic and gluten-free flours, cereals, meals and mixes for pancakes, breads and soups that are available throughout the U.S. and the world.  With its dedicated gluten-free manufacturing facility, strict organic protocols and dedication to meeting the highest food safety standards in the country, the company has obtained its HACCP certification and is a leader in providing safe and delicious natural, organic and gluten-free products. For more, please visit www.bobsredmill.com. Additional information is available at www.Facebook.com/BobsRedMillNaturalFoods, www.Twitter.com/Bobs_Red_Mill and www.bobsredmill.com/blog/.

Burgerville Presents

JUST ANNOUNCED: Special Friday Performance

Hawthorne • 1122 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd.

10/5 The Usual Suspects - SPECIAL TIME: 5:15 - 6:30 pm


Rise & Shine Live Music Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm

Hawthorne • 1122 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd.
10/3 McDougall
Gresham • 2975 NE Hogan
9/19 Crown Point - POSTPONED TBD (due to illness)
10/3 Riverboat (FEATURING Peter Cornett from Floater)

Montavilla • 82nd and Glisan
10/26 Sara Jackson-Holman
10/10 Crown Point

Salmon Creek • 13309 NE Hwy 99
9/19 Riverboat (FEATURING Peter Cornett from Floater)
9/26 Crown Point
10/10 1491

Please bring a box of unopened cereal to help the Sunshine
Division provide a healthy breakfast to a family in need.

All Rise & Shine Live performances are made possible by the partnership of Burgerville and Sunshine Division.
All performances are FREE.

Tigard Burgerville Hiring Event

Where: Embassy Suites Hotels 9000 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 97223-4426


When: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

We’re proudly opening our newest restaurant in Tigard on Pacific Highway this July. We’re contributing 40 jobs in the Tigard community!

Do you have a passion to serve and desire to develop your leadership?

Are you enthusiastic? Are you interested in working with a dynamic, innovative local restaurant company committed to serving the community?

Then you’ve found the right place.

Why work for us?
- We are committed to the development of our employees as leaders of our mission, Serve with Love.
- We offer specialized training in Service, Restaurant Operations, Leadership, Improvisation and Storytelling, and Community Marketing.
- We are committed to bringing growth and jobs to our local communities and giving back to the communities we serve.
- We offer affordable healthcare, scholarship opportunities, and access to personal and professional development.
- We are hiring hourly and salaried positions. We are committed to promoting from within for leadership positions and career opportunities.

We’re hiring for all positions at our Hiring Event.

Please bring a completed crew application, downloadable from the Burgerville.com Careers page, and two forms of ID, including one photo ID.

We look forward to meeting you!

Burgerville Guests will help EarthShare Thursday, April 19th

“Feed the Earth” on Thursday by eating at any Burgerville; purchases benefit 90+ environmental nonprofits

VANCOUVER, Wash. (April 3, 2012) On Thursday, April 19th, eating at Burgerville won’t just feed you; it will also feed 90+ environmental nonprofits around the Pacific Northwest. For anyone who visits any of Burgerville’s 38 locations on Thursday, April 19th, Burgerville will donate a percentage of sales to EarthShare Oregon and EarthShare Washington to fund environmental nonprofit member groups who protect places for wildlife, keep people healthy, and reduce global warming.
Additionally, Burgerville cardholders who make a purchase before 11 a.m. with their rewards card will generate another five cents for EarthShare.

Burgerville’s partnership day is just one way Burgerville gives back to EarthShare; its 1,200+ employees have donated tens of thousands of dollars to EarthShare and its members this year through Burgerville’s employee giving campaign. That campaign makes it easy for any Burgerville worker to give to EarthShare, United Way, and Work for Art.

“Burgerville strives to find innovative ways to promote a sustainable community, and a sustainable environment, making our partnership with EarthShare a natural fit,” said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. “Earthshare works to connect people and organizations with effective ways to support critical environmental causes and we are honored to contribute to their efforts.”

For a list of Burgerville locations visit http://www.burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant.

About EarthShare
EarthShare Oregon and EarthShare Washington are federations made up of dozens of environmental groups dedicated to providing Pacific Northwest employees a simple way to support conservation and healthy communities. EarthShare partners with hundreds of businesses to offer the convenience of workplace giving. EarthShare is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from the mission “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com

In Remembrance of Visionary Leader Doc Hatfield

Long-time partner and friend to Burgerville Doc Hatfield, co-founder of Country Natural Beef, passed away March 20th at his home in Sisters, Oregon. Doc was a visionary leader in raising cattle naturally and sustainably. Doc dreamed of having the co-op’s natural beef accessible to more and more people. We’re proud we were his partner to make this possible. Burgerville is proud to serve 100% Country Natural Beef and preserve Doc’s legacy. Visit CountryNaturalBeef.com to learn more about the values Doc stood for and the Country Natural Beef story.

Remembrance

Doc Hatfield 74, passed away on March 20th, 2012 at his home with family in Sisters, Oregon after a three-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

He was born March 17th of 1938 in Roseburg Oregon to Dale and Norma Hatfield. He married his life long partner Connie Hatfield on March 10, 1963 in Arvada, Colorado. He did undergraduate work at Oregon State University, and received his Doctorate in Veterinary medicine at Colorado State University in 1962.

He learned his work ethic on his Uncle’s ranch in Douglas County, and applied it throughout his life. After veterinary school he moved to Enterprise, Oregon and practiced. Then two years were spent as a Captain in the army in Ft. Worth Texas. Then he and Connie built a veterinary practice and bought a ranch in Victor Montana. In 1976 they moved with their two children to what became Hatfield’s High Desert Ranch in Brothers, Oregon. He loved managing grass in a way that was environmentally sustainable, and had a passion for doing it well. He enjoyed working the ranch with his children Travis and Becky. He and Connie established a bull program on the ranch.

In 1986 Doc and Connie founded Country Natural Beef with 14 other ranch families in the ranch house in Brothers. For 25 years they enjoyed building Country Natural Beef with the many ranch families, and a talented team. They truly enjoyed making lasting relationships with everyone throughout the supply chain, from the family ranches, to the feedlot, packing house, retail stores, and end consumers. Doc visited with many of these people at the 25th anniversary of the Co-op at the ranch in August of last year. Doc met challenges as opportunities. He had a habit of meeting each day with a positive attitude, and it was apparent to everyone he came in contact with. He also enjoyed telling and hearing a good story.

After getting cancer one of the goals he had was to ride a different motorcycle over 100 miles an hour in all the western states west of the Mississippi. He made it to Montana, Texas, Nevada, California, Oregon and South Dakota.

He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years Connie Hatfield, son Travis Hatfield and wife Cynthia, daughter Becky Hyde and husband Taylor, grandchildren Cheyenne Hatfield, Lizzie Hyde, Jack Hyde, Henry Hyde, Levi Hyde and Maggie Hatfield.

Because of the good celebration of life and friendship in August, the family will be having a private family memorial on the ranch in Brothers, and putting Doc to rest on the land that he loved in the presence of the family that he loved. The family would like to thank all the good friends that shared his life. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the High Desert Museum, in memory of Doc, 59800 South Hwy 97, Bend, Oregon 97702.

Burgerville supports United Way with all day partnership

Percentage of sales from all 38 restaurants goes to United Way

Portland, OR – United Way of the Columbia-Willamette will receive a percentage of sales from all 38 Burgerville locations on Thursday, March 29 to support the nonprofit’s work to advance the common good and create a better life for all. The fundraising event is part of Burgerville’s annual employee giving campaign, which United Way has been involved in for many years.

United Way’s focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life.

“One organization can’t solve the Portland-Vancouver area’s tough issues alone,” said Keith Thomajan, President and CEO of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. That’s why United Way works with people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources to get the job done. Burgerville, a local company with committed employees, supportive leadership and loyal customers is a perfect partner for us. We are appreciative of their support and excited about working together on March 29.”

“Working with local organizations committed to making a difference in health, education and quality of life is an important core value of our company and integral in creating sustainable, thriving communities,” said Jeff Harvey, President and CEO of Burgerville. “We know our customers will join us in supporting United Way.”

Harvey said Burgerville cardholders who make a purchase before 11 a.m. will generate another 5 cents for the program.

Burgerville has 38 locations in Oregon and SW Washington, 31 of which are in the Portland/Vancouver area, where United Way of the Columbia-Willamette works. Contributions from Burgerville locations outside of the four county regions of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon and Clark County in southwest Washington will go to the local United Way affiliates.

Employees of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette will visit a number of Burgerville locations on March 29th to thank guests and answer any questions about United Way’s work in education, income and health in the community. For more than 35 years, Burgerville and United Way have partnered together to raise money for local communities and people in need.

To find a Burgerville location visit http://burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant/.

Follow United Way of the Columbia-Willamette:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UnitedWayPDX
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayPDX
Blog: http://uwcw.blogspot.com
Online: http://www.unitedway-pdx.org

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from the mission “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

About United Way
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is working to advance the common good in the four-county Portland/Vancouver area by focusing on the basics we all need for success:  education, income, and health. We all win when children succeed in school, families are financially stable and independent, and people have good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. By working together we can create opportunities for a better life and create a stronger community. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. Visit www.unitedway-pdx.org.

BURGERVILLE CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WITH TRIBUTE TIMBER JOEY MILKSHAKES AND SMOOTHIES

Buy-One-Get-One on Opening Day, Mon., March 12

Vancouver, Wash. (March 5, 2012) – Once again, Burgerville is showing its team spirit with the return of its Timber Joey Milkshake, created in honor of the Major League Soccer (MLS) team, the Portland Timbers, and its lumberjack mascot, Timber Joey. The Timber Joey Milkshake — as well as Timber Joey Smoothies— will return on March 12 and be offered as a buy-one-get-one-free item on opening day.

“We are proud to be a founding partner of the Timbers and look for every opportunity to support the team’s efforts, both off and on the field,” said Cathy Miller, director of marketing for Burgerville. “Burgerville, along with our guests, is eager for the upcoming season and looks forward to the excitement the team brings to our community.” 

The Timber Joey Milkshake and Smoothies were created in celebration of the Portland Timbers and are tribute menu items named after the team’s mascot. The green treat features OREO Cookies and mint with Sunshine Dairy ice cream or YoCream nonfat frozen yogurt. 

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel, and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

BURGERVILLE TO FEED THE ARTS BY DONATING PERCENT OF SALES TO “WORK FOR ART” ON MARCH 8

Non-profit provides financial support to more than 80 vital arts and culture organizations serving the Northwest region

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Feb. 28, 2012) – On Thursday, Mar. 8, Burgerville,  a long-standing tradition in Oregon and Southwest Washington, will donate 1.5 percent of all sales that day to Work for Art, a non-profit that supports arts and culture services throughout the Northwest region. Additionally, Burgerville cardholders who make a purchase before 11 a.m. will generate another 5 cents for the program.

 “Burgerville is committed to giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve. Our partnership with Work for Art gives us an opportunity to do just that,” said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. “Work for Art funds more than 80 vital arts and culture organizations each year, and they are an important part of keeping the arts alive in the Pacific Northwest.”

This isn’t the only way Burgerville is giving back to Work for Art; Burgerville employees can also personally donate money to the non-profit through Burgerville’s employee giving campaign. Burgerville believes art and creative vitality are essential to thriving communities and Work for Art perfectly embodies this message.

Burgerville will host two more partnership days with their other payroll-giving partners this year.  On March 29, a percent of sales will be donated to the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, and on April 29, sales will benefit EarthShare of Oregon and Washington.
For a list of Burgerville locations visit http://www.burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant.

About Work for Art
Donations to Work for Art’s Community Fund and Arts Education Fund provide grants to more than 80 vital arts and culture organizations every year – encompassing dance, visual arts, music, literary arts, media arts, theater, cultural arts, and arts education.  100% of all donations to Work for Art are passed through to these organizations – no administrative fees are deducted.  These groups provide:  Thousands of arts education experiences every year in our schools; Partnerships with the clients of more than 100 health and social service agencies; as well as thousands of performances and events in our neighborhoods and communities. Gifts from employees and other individuals are matched dollar-for-dollar by a challenge fund.  Those who give $60 or more to Work for Art will be thanked with an Arts Card, providing 2-for-1 tickets at hundreds of arts and culture events.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick-service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great-tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com

Woodland Chamber Names Burgerville 2011 Business of the Year

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BRIAN GRANT FOUNDATION RECEIVES $54,000 FROM BURGERVILLE RECORDS

Inaugural Project’s Proceeds Benefit Parkinson’s Community

(Portland, OR) —– During halftime of Wednesday night’s Trail Blazers game, Burgerville Chairman Tom Mears and CEO Jeff Harvey accompanied by songwriter and album creator Rob Barteletti and Blue Canoe Media project manager Michael Davis presented former NBA power forward Brian Grant a check for $54,000 for his foundation. This donation represented the proceeds from the sale of “Shakers’ Sessions” CDs, the first album presented on Burgerville Records new music label.

“My foundation reassures newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients that they are not alone,” said Grant, who was diagnosed in 2008 with early onset Parkinson’s at 36. “We’re here to help them and their caregivers live their lives to the fullest and Burgerville’s generous donation will provide us with essential support to achieve our goals.”

“The vitality of the creative force in our communities is critical to sustainable, thriving communities. Bringing together this creative force (through the release of the Shakers’ Sessions CD) to support an incredible community cause is what BV Records is all about,” shared Harvey.

Monies were raised from the sales of the CDs and from a percentage of one-day sales of holiday shakes and smoothies during December.

“Many of us in the Burgerville family have been affected by Parkinson’s,” explained Harvey. “On behalf of our customers and our entire team, we are so pleased to present this gift to the Brian Grant Foundation.”

The mission of the Brian Grant Foundation is to be an informational and inspirational resource for a community of people to live unique and fulfilling lives with Parkinson’s disease. This donation will help the group with its efforts, outreach and programs.

The Foundation’s new website, “PoweringForward.org” helps Parkinson’s patients and caregivers understand and anticipate experiences so they can ask the right questions, get the right answers and take control of their lives. This website is the first place to go after diagnosis to find ways to live with Parkinson’s until there is a cure. Additionally, the Brian Grant Foundation is co-hosting a young onset Parkinson’s symposium with OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon on Saturday, March 17, 2012, titled “Insights & Inspiration”.

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About the Shakers’ Session CD
“The Shakers’ Sessions” is a compilation of Northwest musicians singing songs written by Portland musician, and Parkinson’s patient, Rob Barteletti.  Barteletti recruited Northwest musicians including Storm Large, Pete Droge, Fernando Viciconte, Ian Moore, Mike Coykendall, Casey Neill, Bart Ferguson, Steve Wilkinson, Ken DeRouchie, Rob Stroup, and even one-time student of Barteletti’s at Jesuit High School, Nick Peets. The result is a 12-track collection of roots-oriented, folk-pop-tinged Americana, with each guest vocalist adding their own interpretation to Barteletti’s rustic Americana songwriting style. The CD was produced by Blue Canoe Media.

About The Brian Grant Foundation
Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation supports efforts to build awareness and education of Parkinson’s disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by Parkinson’s. Its mission is to be an informational and inspirational resource for a community of people to live unique and fulfilling lives with Parkinson’s disease. Recently, the Foundation launched its new website, www.poweringforward.org, designed to support newly-diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. After playing professional basketball for 12 seasons in the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed in November of 2008 at age 36 with young onset Parkinson’s disease. Since, he has become an advocate and an inspiration for those living with PD.
www.briangrant.org
 
About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their energy use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.
 
About Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. Parkinson’s is a loss of cells in the brain that produce dopamine which is a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals to coordinate movement and gets worse over time. While advancing age remains the greatest risk factor, PD can strike people even under age 30. People have been diagnosed as young as 18. Estimates of the number of people living with the disease vary, but recent research indicates that at least one and a half million people in the United States, and more than five million worldwide, have Parkinson’s. Every day, 195 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

NUTCASE HELMET DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY METRO’S DRIVE LESS SAVE MORE AND BURGERVILLE

Contest Designed to Promote Bike Commuting and Safety Drives More than 400 Entries

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 25, 2012) – Burgerville, along with Metro’s Drive Less Save More campaign, announced the winners of the Nutcase Helmet Design Contest on Saturday, Jan. 21. The contest, aimed at promoting alternative methods of transportation, selected eight winners from the more than 400 entries. Winners included:

• Youth grand prize: Ellie Gentry, Portland, Ore.
• Youth first place: Finn Jackson, Vancouver, Wash.
• Youth second place: Anna Liem, Portland, Ore.
• Youth third place: Quinna Hadley, Portland, Ore.
• Adult grand prize: Gabriel Warila, Portland, Ore.
• Adult first place: Amy Levy, Portland, Ore.
• Adult second place: Mary Ann Foy, Portland, Ore.
• Adult third place: Karla Zirbes, Portland, Ore.

Grand prize winners in each category will have their custom helmets made by Nutcase Helmets and received a $50 Burgerville gift card. All other winners received a Nutcase Helmet and a $25 Burgerville gift card. Judges of the entries included representatives from Burgerville, Metro, Nutcase Helmets, Work for Art and KGW’s Matt Zaffino, an avid cyclist, and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder addressed the crowd at the event.

“It was wonderful to see so many creative entries and people supporting Drive Less Save More’s mission,” said Jeff Harvey, Burgerville president. “This partnership was a natural fit for Burgerville. Metro’s vision of sustainability and livability aligns with our commitment to thriving communities.”

About Metro Drive Less Save More
Metro, the regional government, crosses city limits and county lines to build a resilient economy, keep nature close by and respond to a changing climate. Representing a diverse population of 1.5 million people in 25 cities and three counties, Metro’s directly elected council gives voters a voice in decisions about how the region grows and communities prosper.

About Nutcase Helmets
Founded by Michael Morrow, a former Nike creative director, NUTCASE Helmets demonstrates that beautiful, graphic helmets and high performance safety standards are not mutually exclusive. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the company designs, creates and sells high-quality, high- aesthetics sports helmets for recreational use in biking, skiing, snowboarding, inline skating, skateboarding and a variety of water sports. Nutcase Helmets encourages all sports enthusiasts to “Love Your Brain.”  For more information visit www.nutcasehelmets.com.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

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BURGERVILLE’S ‘quack attack’ milkshakes and SMOOTHIES ARE BACK; ENJOY GAME DAY cheeseburger specials, TOO!

Ring in the New Year and Rally behind the Ducks in their Quest for Victory

Vancouver, Wash. (Dec. 29, 2011) – Homegrown favorite Burgerville is giving Oregon Duck fans another way to show their pride. Beginning tomorrow, cheer on the Rose Bowl-bound football team by sipping a Quack Attack milkshake or munching on a cheeseburger from locally-owned Burgerville.  The mint milkshakes will be featured at all 38 Burgerville locations through Jan. 9. In addition, on Jan. 2—Rose Bowl game day—Burgerville will offer five original cheeseburgers for $5 and five double beef cheeseburgers for $10 all day, all made with all-natural Country Natural Beef.

“Last year, in honor of the Oregon Ducks playing in the BCS Championships, our restaurants came up with the “Quack Attack” milkshake and smoothie as a new way to celebrate the enormous amount of pride we felt as a community,” said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. “This year, in honor of our Pac 12 champions, we are bringing back the specials, giving Pacific Northwest fans a delicious way to show their Duck spirit.”

Burgerville milkshakes are made with real ice cream from locally-owned Sunshine Dairy Foods of Portland, Ore., and topped with real whipped cream. Guests may also choose to lighten up their choice by selecting a smoothie made with non-fat frozen yogurt from YoCream. The perfect game day treat, Burgerville’s Quack Attack milkshakes and smoothies are available in three sizes – small ($3.45), regular ($4.25), and large ($5.35).

About Burgerville

Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.


VANCOUVER RESIDENT WINS GRAND PRIZE IN BURGERVILLE’S GREAT GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

WHAT: On Friday, Dec. 9, Vancouver resident Debbie Pratt Israel will be awarded the grand prize, an Alaskan Resort Fishing experience for four, from Burgerville’s Great Giveaway Sweepstakes. Since October, Burgerville has been awarding prizes such as a year’s worth of Tillamook Cheese, a trip to the American Music Awards, and free Burgerville milkshakes for a year.  For a full list of prizes and more information, visit http://burgerville.com/burgerville-card/current-promotion/

Pratt Israel says she has been a Burgerville fan since high school, and even asked her husband out on a date at a Burgerville. She’s a frequent customer, and her favorite menu items are the Grilled Chicken Club Salad, Diet Coke and the Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake. She plans to take her husband, brother and father to Ketchikan Alaska for a trip of a lifetime.

WHERE: 7401 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98664

WHEN:  Friday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “Serve with Love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their total electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

Burgerville Shakes It Up on Thursday, December 15 To Benefit The Brian Grant Foundation for Parkinson’s

WHAT: Burgerville is partnering with the Brian Grant Foundation by donating 25 cents of every holiday milkshake and smoothie sold on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 to support those living with Parkinson’s disease. Burgerville’s two holiday flavors are Egg Nog, made with rich Sunshine Dairy egg nog, and Chocolate Peppermint, made with Ghirardelli chocolate syrup and B.G. Reynolds peppermint syrup made with peppermint oil from Willamette and Yakima Valley peppermint.

WHEN: All day Thursday, December 15th, 2011.
All 38 Burgerville restaurants are open by 7 AM and are open until 10 PM or later.

WHERE: All 38 Burgerville restaurants in Oregon and SW Washington. For hours and directions to the Burgerville nearest you, visit Burgerville.com.

MEDIA EVENT: The media is invited to join Brian Grant and the Blazer Dancers at the Convention Center Burgerville near the Rose Garden Arena beginning at 11AM on Thursday.

Giving back to the community never tasted or sounded so good. This special event is in addition to Burgerville’s ongoing Shakers’ Sessions CD sales to help those affected by Parkinson’s. The CD features 12 local artists performing songs by Rob Barteletti, a local singer and songwriter diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. On sale now through December 31st exclusively at Burgerville restaurants, 100% of the profits from the sales of the CD will be donated to the Brian Grant Foundation.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

About The Brian Grant Foundation
Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation supports efforts to build awareness and education of Parkinson’s disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by Parkinson’s. Its mission is to be an informational and inspirational resource for a community of people to live unique and fulfilling lives with Parkinson’s disease. Recently, the Foundation launched its new website, www.poweringforward.org, designed to support newly-diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. After playing professional basketball for 12 seasons in the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed in November of 2008 at age 36 with young onset Parkinson’s disease. Since, he has become an advocate and an inspiration for those living with PD.

BURGERVILLE WELCOMES THE SEASON WITH HOLIDAY SHAKES AND WARMING COMFORT FOODS

Holiday treats include locally-sourced peppermint and ice cream

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Dec. 5, 2011) – Greet the 2011 holiday season with warm comfort foods and cool treats from locally-owned Burgerville.  The offerings include chili cheeseburgers, chili waffle fries, three-bean chili con carne, golden waffle fries, and chocolate peppermint and egg nog milkshakes and smoothies.  Each of these menu items is available now at Burgerville’s 38 Northwest locations.

Warm Up to Burgerville’s Three Bean Chili Con Carne Menu Items
Winter is the perfect time to warm up with chili menu items. Burgerville’s own chili recipe is made with the following:
• Three kinds of beans – red, pinto and kidney – each harvested by family-owned and operated, Columbia Bean and Produce Company, the oldest processor of beans in Washington State. They have been in business for more than 57 years.
• All natural beef, both ground and in chunks, from the Country Natural Beef co-op of ranches.
• Hearty vegetables, including onions, tomatoes, green bell peppers and fire-roasted green chilies.

Burgerville’s chili is featured on a cheeseburger or on golden waffles fries. It can also be purchased by the cup (3.69) or bowl (4.99). The Chili Cheeseburger is $5.79 and the basket is $8.99. Chili Cheese Waffle Fries are $3.39 for a half order and $5.49 for a full order.

You’ll love the Golden Waffle Fries
These crispy, buttery waffle-cut fries are made with Northwest Gold potatoes harvested from the Columbia Basin and then fried in canola oil to perfection.  These pair wonderfully with a side of Chipotle Mayo, Litehouse Ranch or Burgerville’s signature spread.  Regular orders are $3.39, try a large for $5.29 or upgrade them in a basket meal for $1.50.

Take a Sip of the Season
This time of year, Burgerville features two festive and delicious milkshake and smoothie flavors: Chocolate Peppermint and Egg Nog. Burgerville milkshakes are made with real ice cream from locally-owned Sunshine Dairy Foods of Portland, Ore., and topped with real whipped cream. Guests may also choose to lighten up their choice by selecting a smoothie made with non-fat frozen yogurt from YoCream. Egg Nog milkshakes and smoothies are made with Sunshine Dairy Egg Nog, a traditional style, full-bodied egg nog. Chocolate Peppermint features Ghirardelli chocolate syrup, locally-sourced peppermint syrup from B.G. Reynolds made with peppermint oil from the Yakima and Willamette Valley made by hand in small batches in Portland, OR and real peppermint candies crushed on top.  

The perfect holiday treat, Burgerville’s Egg Nog and Chocolate Peppermint milkshakes and smoothies are available in three sizes – small ($3.39), regular ($4.29), and large ($5.39). 

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural Country Natural Beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their electricity use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

BURGERVILLE DEBUTS BURGERVILLE RECORDS WITH A CD LAUNCH PARTY

First album to benefit Brian Grant Foundation

Vancouver, Wash. (Nov. 11, 2011) – Just one month after the debut of BV Radio, Burgerville is expanding its reach into the local music scene with the launch of Burgerville Records. Burgerville Records’ first album, “Shakers Sessions” will be unveiled at a launch party Tuesday, Nov. 15.

“Shakers Sessions” is a compilation CD benefiting the Brian Grant Foundation. The album was created by local singer and songwriter Rob Barteletti, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2002. Wanting to make a benefit album for Parkinson’s patients, Barteletti recruited 12 Northwest vocalists to record the songs he wrote for the CD including Storm Large, Pete Droge, and Mike Coykendall. 
 “Shakers’ Sessions” will be sold exclusively through Burgerville’s 38 restaurants for $10 with 100 percent of profits being donated to the Brian Grant Foundation.

WHAT: Burgerville, the Brian Grant Foundation, and Rob Barteletti will cohost a CD launch party for Burgerville Records’ first album, “Shakers’ Sessions”. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 3 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15

WHERE: Hawthorne Burgerville - 1122 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland

VISUALS: Live music, including Rob Stroup, Steve Wilkinson, and Nick Peets, among others.

AVAILABLE  FOR INTERVIEWS:
• CEO of Burgerville, Jeff Harvey, about why Burgerville is launching this project and his personal passion for music.
• Brian Grant, former Portland Trail Blazer, about the Brian Grant Foundation.
• Rob Barteletti about his creative process and the story of “Shakers’ Sessions.”                            
Last month,  Burgerville launched BV Radio, a unique, in-restaurant radio station that showcases musicians from the Northwest. BV Radio plays at all 38 Burgerville restaurants.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their total energy use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

BURGERVILLE TO HONOR MILITARY FAMILIES WITH THREE DAY VETERANS DAY DONATION EVENT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Nov 7, 2011) – Burgerville,  a longstanding tradition in Oregon and Southwest Washington, will recognize Veterans Day by donating  a portion of Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger sales to support local families of U.S. servicemen and woman. Partnering with The Salvation Army’s Home Front War Relief Fund, the promotion begins Thursday, Nov. 10 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 12 at all 38 Burgerville locations. Twenty five cents of each Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger sold will go to the Home Front War Relief Fund.

The Salvation Army’s Home Front War Relief Fund provides much needed funds to support families of deployed military with their daily living expenses and financial hardship needs. Families make requests of the Home Front War Relief Fund when they are struggling financially due to deployment of a family’s wage-earner. Families in Oregon and Southwest Washington are eligible for support.
 
“Burgerville’s mission is to serve with love and The Salvation Army’s Home Front War Relief Fund exemplifies this,” said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. “Supporting active duty members by assisting their loved ones not only helps while they are away- it helps make the transition easier when they return home.”

Additional donations to the program will be taken at all of Burgerville’s 38 restaurants. Also, KPAM AM 860 will host a radio telethon—Operation Santa Claus— in December to raise funds for the Home Front War Relief Fund. For a list of Burgerville locations visit http://www.burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant.

About Burgerville
Burgerville is a quick service restaurant company with 38 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, serving guests fresh, great tasting food from a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond locally grown berries, all-natural beef, Walla Walla onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing affordable health care for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their total energy use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling. For more information about Burgerville, please visit www.burgerville.com.

Burgerville’s 50th anniversary tour to celebrate Community’s longstanding support

Vancouver, Wash. (May, 2011) – Burgerville, a longstanding tradition in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is celebrating 50 years of serving the Northwest. In commemoration, each of the company’s locations will host a party to thank past and present employees, partners, customers and the community.

Burgerville opened its first restaurant in Vancouver, Wash., in 1961, and its mission from the beginning was to serve local communities and treat people with love and respect. More than 50 years later, Burgerville has grown to 39 locations, employing 1,500 and supporting numerous neighboring businesses and farmers.

During the last 50 years, Burgerville has:

  • Spent more than $200 million with local companies, creating a market for hundreds of regional farms, orchards and ranches
  • Donated in excess of $4 million to more than 22,000 local charities
  • Served more than 80 million guests
  • Developed more than 65,000 employees
  • Converted to 100 percent renewable wind power
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 18.2 million pounds annually

“We are dedicated to doing business locally, responsibly and sustainably and thank our community, partners, farmers and customers for helping us arrive at this milestone,” said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. “However, rather than reveling in our accomplishments, we prefer to look at the last 50 years as preparation for all we need to accomplish in the next half-century.”

Celebrations by Location:

Burgerville’s signature 50th anniversary parties will take place throughout spring, summer and fall. Each location will host restaurant-specific events including a Heritage Menu on the day of the party, offering six menu items at reduced prices.

The Heritage Menu includes:

  • .89 cent original hamburger
  • .99 cent original cheeseburger
  • $1.49 beef cheeseburger
  • .79 cent small fries
  • .79 cent small drink
  • $1.29 small milkshake (strawberry, chocolate or vanilla)

Following is the 2011 restaurant celebration calendar:

May 14: 2975 NE Hogan Dr., Gresham OR 97030
May 21: 7401 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98664 & 9909 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98686
May 28: 8671 N Ivanhoe, Portland, OR 97203 & 4229 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230
June 18: 13309 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98686
June 25: 10903 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98662 & 3504 SE 92nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266
July 9: 8218 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220 & 2200 E Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
July 16: 118 W Third Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 & 6700 NE 162nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682
July 23: 217 W Main St. PO Box 959, Battle Ground, WA 98604 & 1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
July 30: 307 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98660 & 518 NE Third Ave., Camas, WA 98607
August 6: 1135 NE MLK Blvd., Portland, OR 97232 & 2401 NE Cornell Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97124
August 13: 1900 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045 & 600 W Main St., Kelso, WA 98626
August 20: 429 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97233 & 909 SW First Ave., Canby, OR 97013
August 27: 11900 SW Canyon Rd., Beaverton, OR 97005 & 615 E Main St., Monmouth, OR 97361
September 10: 19119 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267 & 3432 SE 25th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
September 17: 1245 NW 185th Ave., Aloha, OR 97006 & 15650 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035
September 24: 11704 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98684 & 2514 Portland Rd., Newberg, OR 97132
October 1: 16211 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97236 & 16416 SE McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98683
October 8: 9385 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005 & 8320 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr., Vancouver, WA 98662
October 15: 715 S Columbia River Hwy., St. Helens, OR 97051 & 1120 Lewis River Rd., Woodland, WA 98674
October 22: 2310 Santiam Highway SE, Albany, OR 97322 & 818 Harrison Ave., Centralia, WA 98531
October 29: 18350 Willamette Drive, West Linn, OR 97068

Oregon Sustainability Winners Honored at Future Energy Conference

PORTLAND – Governor John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Sustainability Board honored six companies and non-profit organizations for their commitment to sustainable business practices at the Future Energy Conference on April 13th.

Burgerville was chosen as the winner in the large business category. Northwoods Nursery received the award in the small business category. The NGO/Government awards go to the Corvallis School District, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, First Alternative Co-op and the Port of Portland.

“We are working hard to rebuild Oregon’s economy so that is truly sustainable, and these pioneering companies and organizations are strong examples of how we can achieve this,” said Governor Kitzhaber.

The awards recognized organizations that had taken dramatic and comprehensive steps to incorporate sustainability into their operations and set themselves up as examples for other organizations of their type and size. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, who chairs the Oregon Sustainability Board, joined Governor Kitzhaber in handing out the honors.

“It is truly an honor to recognize these organizations for their outstanding efforts in supporting Oregon’s economy while reducing the impact on the environment,” Secretary of State Kate Brown said. “These private and government groups are real innovators for the future and their work should inspire us all to live more sustainable lives both at work and at home. All the winners deserve our deepest gratitude.”

In2006, then Governor Ted Kulongoski issued an Executive Order directed the then Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) [now known as Business Oregon] to establish an awards program to promote and advance the inclusion of sustainable practices in government and the private sector.

Large Business Award Winner-Burgerville

Burgerville is a quick-service restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, giving customers fresh, great-tasting food with a mission to “serve with love.” Burgerville’s values extend beyond serving locally grown berries, all-natural beef, Walla Walla Sweet onions and cage-free eggs. At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. The innovative company, established in 1961, is redefining industry norms by providing accessible healthcare for hourly employees and their dependents, purchasing wind power equal to their total energy use, converting used trans-fat free cooking oil to biodiesel and implementing comprehensive resource stewardship and recycling.

 

Visit Burgerville to Feed the Earth April 20th

Visit Burgerville on Wednesday, April 20th and support EarthShare. EarthShare Oregon and EarthShare Washington support over 100 environmental nonprofit member groups who protect places for wildlife, keep people healthy, and reduce global warming.

We’ll make a donation for every guest transaction Wednesday - and, if you use your Burgerville Card and purchase any Fresh Strawberry item, we’ll make an additional donation on your behalf. Join us to feed your family - and feed the Earth.

Live United: Visit Burgerville March 30th to Support United Way

Visit any Burgerville restaurant on Wednesday, March 30th and we’ll make a donation to each community’s United Way chapter. Every guest visit counts - come by and make any purchase and you’ll be helping others in your local community! United Way and Burgerville know that healthy, educated and empowered communities thrive. Stop by and be counted.

Visit Burgerville to Support United Way Wednesday

Visit any Burgerville restaurant on Wednesday, March 30th and we’ll make a donation to each community’s United Way chapter. Every guest visit counts - come by and make any purchase and you’ll be helping others in your local community! United Way and Burgerville know that healthy, educated and empowered communities thrive. Stop by and be counted.

Thanks to our amazing guests, Burgerville donated $2200 to Work for Art by visiting on Feed the Arts day March 10th.

Feed the Arts March 10th

Thanks for visiting our Burgerville restaurants on Thursday, March 10th. We were able to donate $2200 to Work for Art, a nonprofit supporting over 80 local arts and culture organizations.

Dear Burgerville Guests

March 05, 2011

Recently you may have heard that the 307 E. Mill Plain Blvd Burgerville location is closing. This restaurant has been an iconic spot for both Burgerville and the Vancouver community and we know many of our guests have strong memories associated with this location, as do we. However, as this restaurant closes, in its place will be a new mixed-use space we are confident will help with the revitalization of downtown Vancouver.

We have been working closely with the restaurant’s employees, guests and the Vancouver community to ensure the transition is well-planned and flawlessly executed. All employees of this location are being offered employment opportunities at other locations.

We have sold the property to Prestige Development, which owns the rest of the block adjacent to the restaurant property. In the restaurant’s place the Vancouver community will now have a significant development project that will bring construction jobs, new permanent employers, and new residents to the downtown area. The $16 million project will feature more than 100 apartments, and 7,000 square feet of retail space, with the possibility of a co-op grocery store, deli and coffee shop.

Burgerville’s corporate headquarters have been in downtown Vancouver for 50 years and we are committed to the growth and success of the city. Over the years we have partnered with the City of Vancouver to improve its economic and business climate including supporting Propstra Square at Esther Short Park and the Glockenspiel (bell tower) and providing funding for the baseball field at Hudson’s Bay High School and a number of area swimming pools including the Parsley Center pool.

Burgerville has always been dedicated to healthy and thriving communities, and we believe that this new development will help bring a renaissance to downtown Vancouver and ultimately benefit the community’s residents, local businesses, and Burgerville as well.

Sincerely,

Jeff Harvey
President and CEO of Burgerville

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Open Letter to our Guests from Jeff Harvey

02/18/11

Dear Burgerville Community Guests,

We appreciate any concerns you may have about The Oregonian’s article about our Burgerville restaurant in Beaverton and thank you for taking an active interest in your community, and our environment.

As part of our lease renewal discussions at our Beaverton Burgerville location, we expressed to our landlord and property owner, Weil Enterprises, our concerns for the limitations of the property, including the size, parking, and limitations to our ability to serve guests.

Our commitment to preserving the sustainability of our communities will remain in the forefront of any decisions made regarding this situation.

We are partnering with the property owner and many city and state departments to explore all options for our Beaverton Burgerville to meet the needs of the community. Our guests have requested more ways to access this location (such as increased dining room space, drive-thru, bike-thru, and outside dining). The current site was developed in 1969, and the community - and their needs - has grown tremendously since that time.

We will not act on any option that risks environmental impacts that all stakeholders (City of Beaverton, the Army Corp of Engineers, the Department of State Lands, Clean Water Services and the DEQ) agree cannot be appropriately mitigated.

The Beaverton Burgerville has been in this location for over 40 years. We love this location and the community, and are committed to exploring options to be there for another 40 years.

Sincerely,

Jeff Harvey

President/CEO, Burgerville

Burgerville Unveils Three New Menu Items

Not only have we heated up the menu with Senen’s Breakfast Burrito, we’ve added even more spice with our Green Chile Cheddar Egg Sandwich and the Spiced Cranberry Chicken Sandwich. The Green Chile Cheddar Egg Sandwich features a roasted poblano pepper, Tillamook white cheddar, and one cage-free fried egg served on a toasted bagel or English muffin. Our limited time offer Spiced Cranberry Chicken Sandwich features a tender, antibiotic-free chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a tangy spiced cranberry sauce made with Clearwater Cranberries, served on a toasted three seed bun.
QSR Web
November 10, 2010
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Local Chef Brings Magic to Burgerville’s Breakfast Menu

Burgerville’s newest permanent addition to the breakfast menu, Senen’s Breakfast Burrito, was inspired by Senen Garcia, general manager of the Monmouth Burgerville restaurant and a member of Burgerville’s Chef Council. The burrito features Tillamook white cheddar, cage-free eggs, chopped sausage and fresh in-house salsa fresca, wrapped together in a ten-inch tortilla.
Portland Food and Drink
November 10, 2010
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Burgerville Goes Rogue

…with Rogue Creamery, that is. If you haven’t had the chance to try our latest limited time offer menu item, come in and have a taste of the Echo Mountain Blue Burger. This tasty burger is inspired by our latest Community Champion, Rogue Creamery’s Master Cheesemaker, Ig Vella,  and features Rogue Creamery’s Echo Mountain Blue Cheese and red pepper aioli on top of a toasted sweet onion bun. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cheese Education Foundation.
Portland Food and Drink
September 28, 2010
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Burgerville Partners with Pactiv

We are excited about our partnership with Pactiv to supply Burgerville’s milkshake and smoothie cups and lids. Sustainability is a journey, and Burgerville is committed to evaluating and introducing new advancements in sustainable practices into our restaurants. Pactiv has reevaluated their typical hauling system and produced a new form of packaging called “The Perfect Cube” that increases efficiency. With this dynamic innovation, all boxes are the same size so trucks are packed to their maximum capacity. As a result, they make fewer trips to deliver their products to us and other customers. Thank you, Pactiv, for helping us “think outside the box” and take another step to decrease our waste stream and our carbon footprint.

Consumer Reports Ranks Fast-Food Burgers

Thanks to you, we were rated as the fourth best-tasting burger chain in the United States by Consumer Reports magazine! We appreciate your continued support and commitment to Burgerville. Read the full scoop here.
Nation’s Restaurant News
September 7, 2010
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Burgerville Introduces Albacore and Summer Slaw Combo

You can eat for a cause at Burgerville. Proceeds from our latest limited time offer menu item, the Ale Battered Albacore and Summer Slaw, will go toward the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read this article to learn more about how Burgerville is working to create self-reliant communities by partnering with Community Champions like Jamie Emerson, executive brewmaster at Full Sail Brewing Company.
QSR Web
August 17, 2010
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Restaurants Adopt Green Practices to Help Rein in Customers and Cut Costs

Burgerville was featured in an article discussing restaurants around the nation that include sustainable practices in their operations. Our Fresh Asparagus Spears, Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings and Country Natural Beef were highlighted as a few of our delicious and fresh, local, sustainable offerings.
Nation’s Restaurant News
August 24, 2010
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HAVE IT YOUR WAY: REGIONAL CHAINS FEED BURGER HUNGER

Burgerville has been named as one of the top 15 most prominent burger chains in the United States by MSNBC! Take a look at this article, which features Burgerville’s commitment to supporting self-reliant communities and local sourcing.
MSNBC
July 30, 2010
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WALLA WALLA ONIONS GAIN FOOTHOLD IN RESTAURANTS

It’s that time of year again, and Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings are back! Did you know that the Walla Walla Sweet Onion is growing a following in the foodservice sector? Check out this article from The Packer to read more about this delicious veggie.
The Packer
July 10, 2010
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Burgerville Launches Latest Seasonal LTOs

We hope your taste buds are ready, because July is all about delicious food! Not only does July mark the return of your favorite Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings, but our Fresh Raspberry Milkshakes, Smoothies and Lemonade are back too! We have also introduced our latest Community Champion’s limited time offer, the Roasted Turkey & Cherry Chutney Wrap. Check out this article on QSR Web for more information, and visit us today before these items run out!
QSR Web
July 9, 2010
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Burgerville TV: Branding Plus Cause Support

Check out this article on MediaPost Publications, which gives more insight into our YouTube Channel!  Burgerville TV is hosted by our CEO, Jeff Harvey, and combines our message of serving fresh, local, sustainable food with the support of community efforts that contribute to the accessibility of sustainable food.
MediaPost Publications
July 6, 2010
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Burgerville Spreads Its Message on YouTube

We have our own YouTube Channel, BurgervilleTV! Be sure to stop by to learn more about our commitment to fresh, local, sustainable products, and check out this article in The Columbian to learn more!
The Columbian
June 30, 2010
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Burgerville Launches Rewards Program

Get ready from some delicious rewards-we have introduced the Burgerville Card, which acts as a rewards card and a gift card. With your Burgerville Card, you will earn one point for every dollar you spend at Burgerville. Be sure to register your card online and you’ll be on your way to earning points that you can redeem for rewards like a free Tillamook Cheeseburger, or you can donate points to a featured charity. It is our way of saying thank you to all of our loyal guests.  Stop by a Burgerville location for more details and to pick one up!
Columbian
June 15, 2010
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Country Natural Beef Co-Op Works on Sustaining Oregon Cattle Ranchers

We love our Country Natural Beef ranching families! Read this article to learn more about this extraordinary ranching co-op that provides 100% natural, fresh, never frozen beef to Burgerville!
The Oregonian
June 9, 2010
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Burgerville Signs on to Sponsor Portland Timbers

We have announced our partnership with the Portland Timbers! Next season, you will be able to cheer on the Major League Soccer team with a Burgerville burger in hand! Read more about the partnership and the team here.
The Columbian
June 9, 2010
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Burgerville Launches New Sandwich to Benefit School Program

Be sure to come try the Grilled Coho Salmon Sandwich, inspired by our newest Community Champion, Cynthia Nims. Proceeds will benefit Eat. Think. Grow., a sponsored project of the Portland Schools Foundation that teaches kids the value of food and nutrition through sustainable learning gardens!
QSR Web
June 4, 2010
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Grilled Coho Salmon Sandwich Arrives at Burgerville

Our latest gourmet menu offering, the Grilled Coho Salmon Sandwich, will have you coming back for more! Check out this article to find out how our current Community Champion, Cynthia Nims, inspired this dish, and how purchasing the sandwich will support Eat. Think. Grow., a sponsored project of the Portland Schools Foundation.
Portland Food and Drink
June 3, 2010
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The Future of Compostable Packaging for QSRs

Hey, those Ecotainer cups are compostable! Find out what Burgerville is doing to play a part in the future of composting and recycling at quick service restaurants.
QSR Web
June 1, 2010
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At Burgerville, Fast Food with a Side of Eco-Friendliness

At Burgerville we are serving with love. Our restaurant culture and commitment to fresh local and sustainable food was reviewed by the Boston Globe. Check out this article to discover the ins-and-outs of our restaurant, including our company philosophy, gourmet menu items, and the new receipt program.
Boston Globe
May 26, 2010
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Burgerville Receipts Provide Order’s Nutrition Info

Keep the receipt! Find out how we’re helping our guests take control of their food choices and make sure that they feel satisfied and empowered when they eat at Burgerville.
MediaPost Publications
May 19, 2010

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Food Served with a Side of Smarts

The company-wide launch of our Nutricate program was covered by the local news!
Columbian
May 18, 2010

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Burgerville Brings Back Popular Asparagus Spears

Back by popular demand, our Golden Fried Asparagus Spears will make you want to eat your veggies! Check out this article to find out where we source our asparagus and how we make these spears so delicious.
Portland Food and Drink
May 11, 2010
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The 10 Most Innovative People

Our President and CEO, Jeff Harvey, was named one of QSR Magazine’s Top 10 Innovators in 2009 for furthering Burgerville’s commitment to sustainability through unique and innovative concepts.
QSR Magazine
May 10, 2010
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Meals on Wheels

The Burgerville Nomad is at it again! This time our mobile kitchen was featured in an article about the growing popularity of restaurants across the country introducing kitchens with wheels. Check out our homepage or Twitter account for the latest details on where you can catch the Nomad.
Restaurant Hospitality
May 1, 2010
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Burgerville Community Champion on Newschannel 8 At Sunrise

See KGW’s Drew Carney and Burgerville Community Champion Lucy Neilson at Zenger Farm discussing the benefits of sustainable farming, as well as how the Crispy Onion and Spinach Turkey Burger is raising money for the farm. Drew and Lucy even spent quality time with one of the farm’s chickens!
KGW Sunrise with Drew Carney
April 22, 2010
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Nation’s Restaurant News Selects 2010 MenuMasters

Burgerville has won the Menu Trendsetter category of the 2010 Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Awards! We’re thrilled to be recognized for including fresh, local and sustainable ingredients in our delicious seasonal items.
Nation’s Restaurant News
April 21, 2010
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Burgerville Ties Menu LTOs to Community Programs

Who says beef patties get to have all the fun? Our new Crispy Onion & Spinach Turkey Burger is packed with quality ingredients and delicious flavors! Check out this BurgerBusiness article to find out what comes on our new burger and learn more about our latest Community Champion, Lucy Neilson, and her charity of choice, Zenger Farm!
BurgerBusiness.com
April 13, 2010
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The Many Faces of Dieting

Find out how we’re getting it right through our commitment to purchasing local ingredients!
Restaurant Business
April 7, 2010
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Events Calendar

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Recent Awards

“Health at Work Award”
From the ComPsych Corporation for The Holland’s committtment to affordable healthcare See more awards

YMCA “Spirit of Health Award”
Please review the recent awards.

For Press Information

Contact Jamie Godfrey at 503.546.7892 or 503.679.1981.

Community Service

Washington State Restaurant Association: “Restaurant Neighbor Award”
Honoring Burgerville’s commitment to the community and for its participation in events that serve the American Diabetes Association and The United Way.

Oregon State Restaurant Association: “Restaurant Neighbor Award”
Honoring Burgerville’s commitment to the community and for its participation in events that serve Oregon Special Olympics, the American Diabetes Association and The United Way, among others.

Association of Washington Business: Community Service Award
Honoring Burgerville’s commitment to the community for its participation in events that serve the American Diabetes Association and The United Way.

Food

Food Network Award: Best Better Burger
Burgerville won this award for our great-tasting burgers and our commitment to fresh, local and sustainable practices in making the “Best Better Burger.”

Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Award: Best “Cheap” Burger
Burgerville won this “readers choice” award for having the best burger for a quick service/fast casual restaurant in the Portland area.

Recycling & Renewable Energy

Washington State Recycling Association: Recycler of the Year Award
Honoring The Holland Inc. / Burgerville for its corporate-wide purchase of wind power.

2006 Green Power Leadership Award: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Dept. Of Energy
Honoring The Holland Inc. / Burgerville for its corporate-wide purchase of wind power.

Employee Well-Being

Association of Washington Business: Better Workplace Award
Honoring Burgerville’s commitment to affordable employee healthcare and benefits.

Clark County Public Health: Corporate Leader Award
Honoring Burgerville’s commitment to health care and benefits for employees, partnering with Kaiser for healthier food choices, use of trans fat free oils and purchasing fresh, local and sustainable foods.

Business Leadership

Foodservice Consultants Society International “Trendsetter Award”
Tom Mears was selected as the 2007 winner of the FCSI “Trendsetter Award” for his commitment to purchasing fresh, local and sustainable products, and a commitment to the environment through all of Burgerville’s initiatives.

2008 Awards

  • AOL City’s Best

Burgerville was selected by AOL users for the “Best Burger” in Portland, Oregon for 2008 for our great taste and use of high quality, local and seasonable ingredients.

  • Association of Oregon Recyclers, Recycler of the Year- Company/Organization

Burgerville was selected as a recipient of this year’s award.

  • Association of Washington Business Community Service Award for “Helping People in Need.”

Burgerville has been awarded the AWB saluted Burgerville for its continuing commitment to helping the community through numerous charitable organizations including: The Special Olympics, The United Way and the American Diabetes Association.

  • Association of Washington Business “Better Workplace Award” for Innovative Benefit/Compensation Programs

Burgerville received this award for its continued commitment to health care coverage for its employees.

  • Association of Washington Business “Better Workplace Award” for Job Training

Burgerville received this award for its commitment to employee job development and training programs.

  • American Psychological Association “Best Practices” Award

Burgerville received this award for its implementation of numerous programs that promote employee health and well-being including a comprehensive health care plan.

2009 Awards

  • AOL City’s “Best Burger” in Portland

Burgerville was voted Portland’s “Best Burger” for its unparalleled quality, fresh, local ingredients, and seasonal treats.

  • Tillamook Fan Club “Restaurant of the Month”

Tillamook Cheese asked its fans on Facebook to tell them their favorite eatery featuring Tillamook products. The result was a resounding majority for Burgerville, naming the Vancouver-based chain Restaurant of the Month for July 2009.

  • Finalist: Oregon Ethics in Business Awards

The Oregon Ethics in Business Steering Committee honored Burgerville for demonstrating ethical business practices in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community.

  • Vancouver Rotary Club’s 2009 “Vocational Service Award”

Tom Mears was recognized with the Vancouver Rotary Club’s 2009 Vocational Service Award for his outstanding commitment to Burgerville since 1966, service on a number of community boards and lasting, positive influence in the vocational area.

  • Nation’s Restaurant News “Golden Chain Award”

Jeff Harvey will be recognized with a Nation’s Restaurant News Golden Chain Award at the 50th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, Conference in October. The Golden Chain Awards are given out to multi-unit restaurant executives for outstanding leadership skills.

  • ComPsych Corporation “Health at Work Award”

Burgerville won the Silver Award for the company’s committment to affordable healthcare.

  • YMCA “Spirit of Health Award”

Tom Mears received this award for Burgerville’s industry-leading employee healthcare benefits and committment to sustainable business practices. Mears was also honored for his leadership in Clark County-based Community Choices, a nonprofit promoting community health.