Initiatives such as our corporate-wide purchase of wind power, recycling of used cooking oil into biodiesel and our composting and recycling programs are based around the belief that it is good business to adopt practices that are good for the local community and environment.

While we are not in business to be recognized with awards, we are grateful for the acknowledgments that have been bestowed upon as by organizations across the country. It is our desire that recognition for service to community and the environment will allow Burgerville to continue to serve as an inspiration to other businesses.

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.

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.

2010 Awards

  • Washington Restaurant Association’s 2010 Industry Awards

Burgerville received this award from the Washington Restaurant Association Executive Committee for its community involvement, participation in the WRA’s endeavors and innovation as business leaders.

  • VBJ Business Growth Awards-Finalist for Innovator of the Year

Innovator of the Year honored Burgerville for its positive effect on SW Washington’s business, industry and community.

  • AWB Environmental Excellence Award for “Leading Practices”

AWB’s Environmental Excellence Award recognized Burgerville for demonstrating initiative, innovation and outstanding achievements in environmental compliance, protection and conservation.

  • AWB Community Service Award for “Helping People in Need”

The Association of Washington Business recognized Burgerville for its volunteerism and contributions which make their communities better places to live and work.

  • Nation’s Restaurant News Menu Masters Award

Burgerville was recognized for its success with guests by offering affordable, out-of-the-ordinary foods that are often healthful and delicious.

  • Green Washington Awards

Burgerville was recognized as a Green Retailer for its sustainable initiatives! Burgerville joined REI as a recipient in the retail category of the 2010 Green Washington Awards presented by Seattle Business Magazine.

2011 Awards

Oregon Sustainability Awards

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. Burgerville was chosen as the winner in the large business category.

Portland Business Journal Sustainability Awards

Burgerville won the Sustainable Supply Chain award for being a leader in new sustainability practices.