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Encyclopedia > Harvey's (restaurant chain)
A Harvey's restaurant in Ottawa. Note the old-style "Harvey's" sign on the building itself.
A Harvey's restaurant in Ottawa. Note the old-style "Harvey's" sign on the building itself.

Harvey's is a fast food restaurant chain that operates in Canada, with locations concentrated in southern and eastern Ontario, southern Quebec, the Maritimes, and urban Alberta. It serves hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, and other traditional fast food fare. The chain is owned by Cara Operations. Harveys Restaurant in Ottawa, Photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth, August 2004, File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Harveys Restaurant in Ottawa, Photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth, August 2004, File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... This article needs cleanup. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between the Ottawa and St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Maritime provinces. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... For other uses, see Hamburger (disambiguation). ... A large hot dog with ketchup A hot dog is classified as a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich on a suitably shaped bun with the sausage and condiments on it. ... French fried potatoes, commonly known as French fries or fries (North America) or chips (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth) are pieces of potato that have been chopped into batons and deep fried. ... Onion Loaf Onion rings are a type of fast food commonly found in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other places. ... Cara Operations Limited (formerly TSX:CAO, CAO.A) is a privately owned Canadian company that provides catering services to airlines and operates several restaurant and coffee shop chains including: Harveys, Swiss Chalet, Second Cup, Kelseys and Montanas. ...

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Products

Harvey's is known for its fresh-grilled burgers, allowing customers the choice of eleven different toppings, including lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions, hot peppers, and a wide selection of condiments ranging from ketchup and mayonnaise to Buffalo sauce. Unique here is that cooked burgers are placed in view of the customer, behind a glass counter, while an employee garnishes the burger as per the customer's choice before wrapping it in wax paper and serving it to them. This fresh topping of burgers allows for a very fresh taste, but can create bottlenecks and delays during busy periods. In this sense, Harvey's is closer to the model used by submarine sandwich chains like Subway, as opposed to other burger chains which use a set list of toppings for each burger, removing toppings only at the customer's specific request. Grilling means cooking directly under a source of direct, dry heat. ... Binomial name Lactuca sativa L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... pickles are a vegetable Pickles may refer to pickled vegetables (such as cucumbers) or: Eric Pickles (born 1952), British conservative politician James Pickles (born 1925), controversial British judge Wilfred Pickles (1904-1978), English actor and radio presenter Pickles (comic strip), created by Brian Crane Pickles (dog), The name of the... Binomial name Solanum lycopersicum L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... For the parody newspaper, see The Onion. ... ... A condiment is a garnishment applied to food in the form of a sauce, powder, spread, or similar delivery medium. ... A bottle of Heinz Organic Ketchup Ketchup (or less commonly catsup) also known as Red Sauce or Tomato Sauce is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. ... For the musical group, see Mayonnaise (band). ... A plate of home-made buffalo wings Buffalo wings, wings, or chicken wings are chicken wing sections (called flats and drums) which are often served deep fried and coated in sauce. ... It has been suggested that Hoagie be merged into this article or section. ... A Subway restaurant in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore Exterior of a typical Subway restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Locations of Subway stores Subway is the name of a multinational restaurant franchise that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ...


Harvey's also offers hot dogs, veggie burgers, and grilled chicken burgers, which can also be topped as desired by the customer, as well as chicken strips and garden and chicken salads. Also, Harvey's is one of the few chain fast food restaurants to offer poutine on its menu nationally. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A homemade veggie burger. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In August and September 2006, menu selections were cut significantly, resulting in the withdrawal of such items as Angus Burger and other specialty burgers, a short-lived line of deli sandwiches, milkshakes, caesar salad, and the chain's "value" burgers. The hamburger menu now shows six basic varieties: hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, and double-patty versions of each. In addition, the popular Angus Burger has been brought back for a limited time. Basic grilled chicken and veggie burgers also remain. In all cases, the choice of toppings is unchanged; with the addition of Spicy Buffalo sauce. Angus calf with its mother Aberdeen-Angus is the original name of the breed as developed in Scotland and the term is still in use as such in the United Kingdom. ...


At a small number of locations, breakfast is also served, only for the traditional morning period. The breakfast menu includes real fried eggs with bacon/sausage and toast, and other familiar fast-food breakfast items. Harvey's is unusual in offering fried eggs with yolks, as other chains, like McDonald's, only offer poached eggs (in sandwiches) or scrambled eggs, eliminating the ability for the customer to puncture the egg yolk for dunking. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ...


Some Harvey's locations are located adjacent to fellow Cara chain Swiss Chalet, or serve selected Swiss Chalet products, although the number of locations in the latter category is now small. In the early 1990s, Harvey's also featured items from Church's Chicken, an American chain, on its menu at selected locations, although that co-venture has since been disbanded. There are also a few Home Depot Harvey's stores that are co-located with the affiliated Second Cup coffee chain. Swiss Chalet is a chain of Canadian family restaurants originally founded in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario. ... Churchs Chicken is a U.S. chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products. ... Second Cup is a large Canadian-owned chain of cafés, the largest specialty coffee retailer in Canada. ...


A long-time purveyor of Coca-Cola products, as are most hamburger chains in Canada, Harvey's switched to Pepsi products in summer 2005. In early spring 2006, Harvey's eliminated Diet 7-up and Mountain Dew products from all of its locations as part of its simplified menu. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Pepsi-Cola, commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ...

A Modern Harvey's restaurant in Sarnia, Ontario. This location was completed June, 2006 and features free wi-fi, drive-thru, wheelchair access, and self-serve pop machines.
A Modern Harvey's restaurant in Sarnia, Ontario. This location was completed June, 2006 and features free wi-fi, drive-thru, wheelchair access, and self-serve pop machines.

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Organization

Harvey's has sales of $269 million, 345 restaurants, almost 7,000 employees, and 50 million guests annually. Many, but not all, Canadian Home Depot locations feature Harvey's restaurants. In fact, the chain's only locations in British Columbia and Manitoba are inside Home Depot stores or local airports, specifically those in Vancouver and Winnipeg. Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549 km... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (IATA: YWG, ICAO: CYWG) is an airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ...


The chain's remaining locations in Saskatchewan, all in Home Depots, closed in 2006. Harvey's also currently lacks a presence in Newfoundland and Labrador, where two locations briefly operated in the early- to mid-1990s. Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples strength) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area Ranked 7th... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Capital St. ...


History

Harvey's was founded by Richard Mauran in 1959 with its first location on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In the next few years it began franchising restaurants throughout southern Ontario, later expanding throughout Canada. The first franchised location was at 238 Bloor Street West in Toronto, which remained there until early 2006, when a new condo project, the Bedford needed its site. Harvey's introduced an interesting concept, in which customers could customize their burgers with a wide array of toppings, organized much like a salad bar. This was later discontinued due to overuse of certain toppings. In the early days Harvey's had a wider selection of toppings than it does now. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sign for Yonge Street at the intersection with Maitland Street. ... Flag of the Town of Richmond Hill Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Richmond Hill is a town in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Many names were considered by Mauran who was looking for a simple name. "Humphrey's" was one contender. While reading the Toronto Telegram on July 11, 1959 under the heading "Bargains at 2300 Danforth" Mauran found the name "Harvey's" - an auto dealer near Danforth and Woodbine, in East Toronto. The current best selling restaurant is located in Port Colborne, Ontario. The Toronto Telegram (previously the Toronto Evening Telegram) was a conservative, broadsheet afternoon daily newspaper published in Toronto. ...


Marketing

Advertising slogans

English

  • 1970s-1980s: "Harvey's Makes Your Hamburger a Beautiful Thing"
  • early 1990s: "Harvey's: Beautiful Choice"
  • 1992? to 1993 "We Make You Spoiled With Charbroiled"
  • 1994 to 1995 "When you want what you want, you want Harvey's"
  • early 2000s: "Harvey's Makes Your Hamburger a Beautiful Thing" and "Real, Big, Taste."
  • 2003 to 2006: "Long live the grill", "Noooo Problem" and "Meat. Fire. Good."
  • 2006 to present: "Harvey's makes your hamburger a beautiful thing" (or simply "It's a beautiful thing") and "At Harvey's there's a burger with your name on it."

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  • 2006 to present: "T'as du goût."

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Logos

External link

  • Official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Harvey's at AllExperts (339 words)
Harvey's is known for its fresh-grilled burgers, and allowing customers the choice of about ten different toppings such as lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, etc. along with a wide selection of condiments.
Harvey's is a division of Cara Operations, and some locations are co-branded or located adjacent to fellow Cara chain Swiss Chalet.
Harvey's was founded in 1959 with a location in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Wikipedia: Harveys (86 words)
Harvey's is a fast food restaurant chain that operates in nine Canadian provinces.
They are known for having fresh grilled burgers, and allowing customers the choice of about ten different toppings such as lettuce, pickles, tomatos, etc.
Harvey's has sales of $269 million dollars, 345 restaurants, almost 7,000 employees, and 50 million guests annually.
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