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Quiz about Burgerville Fast Food with Ethics
Quiz about Burgerville Fast Food with Ethics

Burgerville- Fast Food with Ethics Quiz


Where corporate ethics thrive alongside truly good food- welcome to Burgerville!

A multiple-choice quiz by crisw. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
crisw
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
262,001
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Burgerville is fast food with a conscience...but you may have to travel to get to one! At one time, the company's slogan was "Inconveniently located for most of America." Where can you find the Burgerville chain? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Unlike most other fast food restaurants, Burgerville attempts to be environmentally and socially responsible. Which is *not* a practice that Burgerville follows? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Burgerville also supports the concept of humane farming; raising livestock without strict confinement or antibiotics. In 2007, what change did Burgerville make to its menu that helped further this concept? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Burgerville also uses as much locally-grown produce as possible, thus there are many seasonal treats on its menu. What can you get at Burgerville in late summer? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Like many other fast food chains, Burgerville offers meals with a special surprise for kids. What might you get in a kid's meal? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Even with all of the philosophical goodness of Burgerville, burgers, alas, are not necessarily health food. How does the Burgerville Pepper Bacon Tillamook burger compare with Burger King's bacon cheeseburger? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Can a vegetarian find a meal at Burgerville?


Question 8 of 10
8. The founder of Burgerville, George Propstra, did not begin his business with Burgerville. What was the original occupation of the Propstra family? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Burgerville reaps piles of awards for its good food and good work. In 2007, what award did it receive from the Association of Washington Businesses? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. All employees of Burgerville wear pins on their shirts. What do the pins say? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Burgerville is fast food with a conscience...but you may have to travel to get to one! At one time, the company's slogan was "Inconveniently located for most of America." Where can you find the Burgerville chain?

Answer: The Pacific Northwest

Burgerville has locations throughout northern Oregon and southern Washington, from Albany OR to Centralia WA. It was founded in Vancouver WA in 1961.
2. Unlike most other fast food restaurants, Burgerville attempts to be environmentally and socially responsible. Which is *not* a practice that Burgerville follows?

Answer: No use of plastic utensils

Yes, you'll still get a plastic fork with your salad! But Burgerville has committed to reducing its environmental footprint in many ways. All of its cooking oil is converted into biodiesel automobile fuel. Burgerville pays very competitive wages to its employees, and all receive health-care benefits (Burgerville pays 95% of the premiums); a rarity in the fast food industry. Burgerville purchases its power from environmentally-friendly wind generators. By not using fossil fuel power, this reduces carbon emissions as much as taking 1700 cars off our freeways!
3. Burgerville also supports the concept of humane farming; raising livestock without strict confinement or antibiotics. In 2007, what change did Burgerville make to its menu that helped further this concept?

Answer: Buying only eggs from cage-free hens

In Jan. 2007, Burgerville removed one of the last factory-farmed products from its menu when it began purchasing only eggs from uncaged hens at Stiebrs Farms, a family-owned business in Yelm, WA. This move brought praise from the Humane Society of the United States.

Burgerville already obtains all of its beef from Oregon Country Beef, a co-operative whose members raise their animals on range with no feedlots and no antibiotics, and all of its turkey from Diestel Family Turkey Ranch, which raises its turkeys on pasture. Burgerville also uses only non-farmed salmon.
4. Burgerville also uses as much locally-grown produce as possible, thus there are many seasonal treats on its menu. What can you get at Burgerville in late summer?

Answer: Walla Walla onion rings

Burgerville has seasonal items that change throughout the year. There is always a seasonal milkshake- strawberries in the spring, blackberries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, hazelnuts in the winter. Other seasonal items include strawberry shortcake in the spring, the sweet Walla Walla onion rings in summer, and sweet potato fries in the fall.
5. Like many other fast food chains, Burgerville offers meals with a special surprise for kids. What might you get in a kid's meal?

Answer: An interactive toy

According to the Burgerville website, http://www.burgerville.com/html/kids/ "Each Kids Meal includes a fun interactive toy, designed to encourage kids and adults to have fun, communicate and learn together." The puzzles for spring 2007 included Fresh Berry Milkshake, Frisbee Fun, Balloons & Ice Cream, and Wind Power. Alas, on my last visit to Burgerville, the Kids Meal toys were sold out, so I did not get to see what a Wind Power puzzle looks like :>(
6. Even with all of the philosophical goodness of Burgerville, burgers, alas, are not necessarily health food. How does the Burgerville Pepper Bacon Tillamook burger compare with Burger King's bacon cheeseburger?

Answer: Burgerville's offering has more calories, fat and sodium

Well, at least if you're going to clog your arteries, you can do it in a socially responsible way!

The lowdown:
Burgerville Pepper Bacon Tillamook burger- 690 calories, 46 g. fat, 1170 mg. sodium.
Burger King's bacon cheeseburger- 360 calories, 18 g. fat 870 mg. sodium.

Undoubtedly, much of the difference is due to the fact that the Burgerville burger is bigger, but portion sizes aren't listed on the Burgerville nutrition info.
7. Can a vegetarian find a meal at Burgerville?

Answer: Yes

This is evidenced by the fact that I am a vegetarian but still sing Burgerville's praises!

Veggie offerings include regular and spicy black bean veggie burgers, Rogue River Smokey Blue Cheese salad, egg bagel and muffin sandwiches at breakfast, and of course all of those yummy shakes and side dishes.

As a matter of history, Burgerville was vegetarian-friendly long before it was trendy. As early as 1986, it offered a vegetarian "Unburger."
8. The founder of Burgerville, George Propstra, did not begin his business with Burgerville. What was the original occupation of the Propstra family?

Answer: A dairy

Jacob Propstra, founder of the Holland Creamery, was born in the Netherlands to a dairying family. After he came to the US in 1904, her moved the the Northwest and bought a creamery in Ridgefield, WA. He operated several other creameries as well. One of them, in Vancouver, added a small lunch counter, run by Jacob's son Ernie. When Ernie moved to Seattle, Jacob's son George took over the business. He expanded the original restaurant several times (it actually remained open until 2001) and then, in 1961, opened the first Burgerville.

George Propstra died in 2004 at the age of 90. He was a generous donor to all manner of local charities, especially those involving education (he donated over 8.5 million to local schools). A public square in Vancouver WA. is named in his honor.

The president of Burgerville, as of 2007, is Propstra's son-in-law Thomas Mears. The business is still family-owned.
9. Burgerville reaps piles of awards for its good food and good work. In 2007, what award did it receive from the Association of Washington Businesses?

Answer: Better Workplace Award

Burgerville got this award for its comprehensive worker health care program. For all employees that work 20 hours or more per month for at least 6 months, Burgerville offers insurance for which it pays 95% of the premium. Burgerville also pays 90% of the cost of dependent insurance.

Other 2007 awards for Burgerville-
Association of Washington Business' 2007 Community Service Award for its charitable contributions
Washington State Recycling Association Recycler of the Year

Just a few of the other awards Burgerville has garnered-
- The Food Network's first ever Better Burger award
- "America's Freshest Fast Food" by Gourmet magazine
- Oregon Department of Agriculture Agriculture Progress Award
- Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow from the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development
- 2004 Grand Award Winner for Best Kids Menu in America from Restaurant Hospitality magazine
- 2006 Green Power Leadership award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy
10. All employees of Burgerville wear pins on their shirts. What do the pins say?

Answer: Serve with Love

As an unnamed blogger wrote in his blog at http://www.gethoefer.com/blog/?p=4:
"But as Tom Mears, the President and owner (along with his family) of Burgerville got up to the podium to accept the award, I heard something uttered from him that really shook the foundations of what I thought about corporate responsibility. Tom, of course, talked about how Burgerville supports local farmers who provide his company with a plethora of seasonal produce, talked about recycling, and then he spoke of his vision and the company's mission of "Serve with Love".

He said something to the affect that they instruct all of their employees that of all responsibilities, they must "Serve with Love". He went on to say that when people go to Burgerville and they are served with love, they will be, literally, nourished with love. They will then leave Burgerville and go out into their communities and they'll have a little more love to share with their friends, neighbors, and families. That love will continue to be shared to other communities and eventually spread around the world. So in a sense, Burgerville's mission is to heal the world by sharing love."
Source: Author crisw

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