Harvey’s… They’re not exactly the poster child for health or the cash cow of fast food chains, but they are underrated when it comes to quick and casual dining. Point and case, the kind of weird and kind of wonderful recently introduced build-a-bowls that they hope will appease your fast food cravings while remaining semi-healthy (if you choose so).
It sounds mysterious. It sounds intriguing. What is this so-called “bowl”?
Shredded burgers come to mind or perhaps an off-skew rebranding into the realm of quinoa-veggie filled bowls so many Toronto restaurants are pushing these days. While it’s kind of like that, it still sticks to Harvey’s fast food roots and includes all the things you love about burgers in a bowl. But you’re probably wondering where the semi-heathy option comes into play, right? That’s totally up to you because Harvey’s Build-a-Bowls are completely customizable and bunless or shall we be fancy and say gluten-free.
The process works like this:
- Build a base of either rice, lettuce or fries (yes, you heard right! Fries.)
- Add your protein of either chicken (crispy, grilled, or buffalo) or burger (original, Angus, or veggie); diced into bite sized pieces or not – it’s up to you!
- Add your extras from a choice of 21 different toppings including nine new toppings like guacamole (and no, it’s not extra!), corn and black beans, and sweet chili Thai sauce
Like we said before, your bowl can go either way. It can be a health-conscious bowl or it can be completely gluttonous and loaded with fried food, salty meat and all the toppings ’cause sometimes you just gotta live your life and know that tomorrow’s a new day but right now you want to consume 2,000 calories in 15 minutes, go into a food coma and forget about it. Sometimes those days are necessary and Harvey’s is here to help with whatever you’re craving.
So next time you get an impulse for fast food, stop by a Harvey’s and create your bowl. Healthy or not, it’s quick, easy, and pretty damn tasty. We can attest to that as we tried one ourselves and ate the entire bowl, down to the very last crumb.
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