Burgerville CEO sees more bikes in their future

Avatar by on January 19th, 2010 at 9:58 am

Not just for cars anymore.
(Photo: Elly Blue/BikePortland)

Back in August, local fast food chain Burgerville made headlines when they opened their drive-thrus to bicycle-riding customers at all 39 of their locations.

But, according to an interview with the company’s CEO Jeff Harvey published in The Oregonian last week, that’s just the start. [Read more…]

Burgerville announces bike event, new “cycle-thru” signage (updated with photos)

Avatar by on September 15th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

biking thru burgerville

A new sign (of change) at the Burgerville on SE 11th and Hawthorne in Portland: “Bikes in Lane” with a picture of a bicycle and a car
(Photo © Elly Blue)

Responding to last month’s biking momma drive-thru debacle, Burgerville has announced that they’ll welcome people on bikes to each of their 37 drive-thrus (which are from this day forward known as cycle-thrus!).

To celebrate the new bike-ability of their drive-thrus, Burgerville said in a press release that from 2:00 to 4:00 pm this Thursday they’ll offer free small blackberry smoothies (with purchase of menu item with equal or greater value) at their Hawthorne location (1122 SE Hawthorne).[Read more…]

Burgerville: Bikes now welcome in all drive-thrus

Avatar by on August 14th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Burgerville: Fresh, Local, Sustainable
… and now bike-able!

Chalk it up as another big win for citizen activism.

Portland writer and self-described “family biking evangelist” Sarah Gilbert’s account of being denied service in the drive-thru of a local Burgerville restaurant while on her bicycle (which was then picked up by local media and Twittered all over the place) has led the company to announce a new policy.

The 39 location Burgerville chain announced today that people on bicycles are now allowed to order and pick up food through the drive-thru (which they now also refer to as a “cycle-thru”!). The company — whose major marketing hook is its earth-friendly practices — is billing this as their “latest sustainability innovation”.[Read more…]