Harvey’s, Liberty Village, Toronto
Now here’s a fast food concept I’d love to see more often. Harvey’s in Canada does fully customisable burgers with a solid range of desserts, sides, vegetarian options and great prices. I ended up visiting the Liberty Village Harvey’s a few times during my time in Toronto.
The price is right
Harvey’s is a Canadian chain, and they’ve been around for over fifty years. They’ve always been about char-broiled burgers with your own selection of toppings.
They run some great offers. Just for signing up for their newsletter I got a free Frings (which is basically a mixture of French Fries and onion rings). As well, they seem to have a few seasonal promos going. For my month it was two burgers for $6 and you could pick from beef or the vege patty.
The real fun of Harvey’s is being able to pick your own toppings. It’s like the Subway of hamburgers. Some of the options included grilled corn, black beans, onion, lettuce, tomatoes. And then you have your dressings/ mayonniaise/ sauce options. The whole process is quick as like any McDonalds.
Each time I used the offer I only rotated between beef and veg, so I didn’t truly experience the breadth of the Harvey’s range. However, what I had was good and I appreciated the fact I could pick any toppings I wanted. I ended up with burgers with lots of salad things which felt a bit more healthy than the usual meat-heavy, salad-bare burgers.
In terms of sides, these are more than adequate and the combination of fries and onion rings feels a little more fun than the usual fries only. So overall, I had a great impression of Harvey’s. Low prices to make it feel cheap enough for a quick fix with the nutrition factor and customisation fun. I think it would do well in another market, since everyone’s getting so fussy with their choices these days. Including me!