VANCOUVER, B.C., July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back in 1928, White Spot founder Nat Bailey transformed his 1918 Model T into a travelling lunch counter, parking every Sunday at Vancouver's Lookout Point selling tasty hot dogs and ice cream to hungry sightseers. His menu was based on the best local ingredients he could find. Today ? 94 years later ? the tradition continues, with White Spot Restaurants buying more fresh, locally-grown produce than any other full-service restaurant chain in the province.
"The history of White Spot is intrinsically linked to B.C., and it all started with a man and his truck," said Warren Erhart, President, White Spot Restaurants. "For more than nine decades, White Spot has proudly supported local growers. We take great pride in the long-standing relationships we've formed, including some that date back to a handshake with Nat Bailey and continue to this day ? like our partnership with the Guichon family of Felix Farms in Delta who have been supplying White Spot with potatoes for our Kennebec fries since 1938."
This summer, the iconic B.C. restaurant chain ? the longest running in Canada ? celebrates its tradition of supporting local by introducing a new 'Celebrate BC' menu across locations province-wide from July 25 to September 4.
"The variety, quality, and freshness of B.C. ingredients are at their peak this time of year," said Executive Chef James Kennedy. "It made it such a joy for the Culinary team and I to create the food for this new menu." On the roster is the new B.C. Brie & Bacon BBQ Chicken Burger, made with fresh B.C. chicken breast and topped with brie from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters; while the Steelhead Florentine spotlights Ocean Wise steelhead caught in Lois Lake, B.C. The new B.C. Summer Salad features a cornucopia of locally grown produce, and back by popular demand, the famous fresh B.C. Blueberry Pie is made with blueberries sourced entirely through Silver Valley Farms in Maple Ridge, and grown throughout the Fraser Valley. And it's not only the food ? at White Spot, guests will find a bevy of locally-produced beverages, including a selection of exclusively featured 100% B.C. VQA wines as well as local craft beers and ice cream for their famous milkshakes.
Here's a longer list of White Spot's local ingredients, to name just a few:
The Celebrate BC menu showcasing local B.C.-grown ingredients is available at all White Spot Restaurant locations across British Columbia from July 25 to September 4.
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ABOUT WHITE SPOT HOSPITALITY | Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is Canada's longest-running restaurant chain. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada's first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 94-year-young chain serves more than 17 million guests annually at 128 White Spot and Triple O's (their premium quick-service restaurants) located throughout B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Asia. They also own and operate three mobile food trucks plus a newly opened R+D Kitchen by White Spot; their test kitchen restaurant located at the Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby. Bailey's original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Hospitality is proud to be recognized with the platinum status designation as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, is one of Canada's top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, has been awarded a gold medal for excellence in franchising by the Canadian Franchise Association and is one of B.C.'s Most Loved Brands as recognized by Ipsos. | whitespot.ca tripleos.ca
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