Generation Y and Millennial customers have clamored for sustainable business practices and local food sourcing in the industry these past few years, but Burgerville has valued these approaches from the beginning. Jeff Harvey, the 39-unit chain’s chief executive, said the Vancouver, Wash.-based company began in 1961 as a creamery that relied on close ties with local dairy farmers. The chain recycles its frying grease into biodiesel, buys wind power credits and offers full ...

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