VAUGHAN, ON, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Harvey's and Bauer Hockey, two Canadian greats, are working together to help keep Canadians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a uniquely Canadian partnership, guests ordering at Harvey's drive-thrus will now pay on a payment machine attached to the end of a Bauer hockey stick, to create more physical distance between Associates and guests. A portion of the proceeds of all drive-thru sales will also be donated to Food Banks Canada to further their joint efforts to support Canadians during this challenging time.
"Only in Canada, would we use our iconic hockey sticks to ensure everyone stays safe at a physical distance while buying their Harvey's burgers," said David Colebrook, Chief Operating Officer, Harvey's Canada. "It's a creative and fun solution to a challenging issue. And it ensures we can keep feeding Canadians through our restaurants and food banks."
They say necessity is the mother of invention. That's how Bauer hockey sticks were put to use in Harvey's drive-thrus, and how the hockey manufacturer re-tooled its production facilities in Liverpool, NY, and Blainville, QC to make medical face shields to protect nurses and other frontline health care workers.
"We're all one team in combating COVID-19 and in helping to keep one another as safe as possible during this pandemic," said Mary-Kay Messier, VP of Global Marketing, Bauer Hockey. "We all wish our BAUER sticks could be used to snipe bar down right now, but until hockey re-starts we're glad to put our sticks to good use helping to protect Harvey's Associates and customers across Canada."
Harvey's is an iconic Canadian restaurant chain that has been feeding Canadian families since 1959. Serving delicious flame-grilled burgers made with 100% Canadian beef and topped the way you want them, Harvey's has been a staple in Canadian communities for 60 years.
About Bauer Hockey
Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment and is the No. 1 brand in hockey. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever chanting the game. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most sought-after products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of products.
Renseignements: Harvey's Canada: Maureen Hart, Sr. Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs, T: 905.760.2244 Ext. 2332, E: [email protected]; Bauer Hockey: Ricky Hildebrand, T: 603-430-2111, E: [email protected]