Sustainability Initiatives


At Harvey’s we have been proudly Canadian for over 60 years. Understanding our responsibility as Canadians, we are embarking on a journey to Help Keep Canada A Beautiful Thing for generations to come. Two key initiatives on this journey are Beef Sustainability and Sustainable Packaging.


Canada is our home and it always will be. Harvey’s first restaurant started in Canada, and to this day still has all of its nearly 300 locations within Canada. We only source 100% Canadian Beef, and we want to do our part to sustain the supply of 100% Canadian Beef to give our Guests the delicious Harvey’s hamburgers they have come to love and trust.

This is why we have partnered with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). Through this partnership, Harvey’s is supporting sustainable practices by sourcing at least 30% of its Original Burger beef from farms and ranches certified to CRSB standards. It’s the right thing to do for all Canadians of both current and future generations, and it’s how Harvey’s is working to Help Keep Canada A Beautiful Thing across all our restaurants .

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At Harvey’s, we understand that we have an important role to play and a responsibility to our country and our planet. We all need to do our part to make sure that the Canada that we leave to our children and grandchildren is even more beautiful than the one we live in today. As a result, we are renovating all packaging in our Restaurants, with the objective to transition all Guest-facing packaging to items that are made with or contain recycled material, and is either recyclable or compostable to the highest degree possible. Here is a summary on where we are on this journey so far:

  • We have removed plastic straws from all our locations and replaced them with eco-friendly paper straws.
  • All our Fries, Onion Rings and Frings® containers are made with 100% recycled paper and are compostable and recyclable.
  • Our take-out bags, burger wrappers and poutine containers contain 50-100% recycled paper and are compostable and recyclable.
  • We are also moving to feature cutlery made with 100% post consumer recycled plastic and gravy cups made with bamboo.

We are excited to take this journey and are confident that we can Help Keep Canada A Beautiful Thing for years to come! For any questions, ideas, suggestions regarding our sustainability initiatives, please contact us here.