Harvey's serves up more than 300,000 free hamburgers on Hamburger Day!


    - Across Ontario, burger lovers topped their hamburgers just the way they
    liked them with more than 329,000 tomato slices and 2,349 litres of
    ketchup! -

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Hamburger lovers across Ontario rejoiced today as
Harvey's gave away 330,000 free original hamburgers in honour of the first
Hamburger Day, celebrating Harvey's being selected Ontario's best tasting
    At more than 185 Harvey's locations across Ontario, burger enthusiasts
lined the streets between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to enjoy a free Harvey's
original hamburger topped just the way they liked it.
    "We want to thank all of our regular customers who came out for their
ongoing support, and welcome back those who hadn't enjoyed our best tasting
hamburgers for awhile," says Rick McNabb, President, Harvey's. "Our first
Hamburger Day was a great success - and from pickles to tomatoes to onions, we
definitely topped all the freshly grilled burgers with everyone's favourite
garnish combinations!"So how did we like our hamburgers? Here are some fun facts from the day:

    -   Harvey's served 393,360 pickle slices! When placed one on top of the
        other, that's a stack equal to three and a half times the height of
        the CN Tower! That's a lot of pickles!!
    -   Ketchup was the most popular garnish. In fact, Harvey's served
        2,349 litres of ketchup. That's enough to fill a mud wrestling ring!
    -   A whopping 7,197 pounds of onions landed on patties at Harvey's
        locations across Ontario on Sunday. That's enough to give
        800 baseball teams bad breath. Bring on the breath mints!
    -   And what about tomato slices? With the 329,000 served, you could
        cover every inch of ice at the Air Canada Centre - and then some!
    -   Mustard cleaned up at 2,349 litres - enough to fill two five-person
        hot tubs.
    -   Fries were the most popular side on Hamburger Day.About Harvey's

    Harvey's has 286 restaurants nationwide serving up more than 35 million
grilled burgers a year with $220 million in sales. Harvey's is a division of
Cara Operations Limited, Canada's leading integrated restaurant company. Cara
is a privately owned company. Visit for more information.

    See attached photo taken at a busy Harvey's location in Ontario. Harvey's
background information available upon request.

    (*) In a study conducted by TNS Canadian Facts in January 2007 among
    334 Ontario residents 18 years of age or older, Harvey's was identified
    by more respondents than any other brand when asked to name Canada's best
    tasting burger.

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