Burger franchise coming to Orcas
June 17, 2008 · Updated 1:27 PM
A little bit of Sin City is coming to the San Juans with the first fast food chain slated to open on Orcas later this spring.
Country Corners owner Heron Mossersea says he was contacted by The Franchise this past winter about adding to his already diverse business, which encompasses a grocery store, deli, wine store, gas station, and laundromat.
Plus, The Franchise has agreed to use only locally grown, grass-fed beef and organic lettuce and tomatoes, said Mossersea.
The hamburger giant is also allowing Mosserseas crew to bake whole wheat buns each morning and offer locally made Chai. It is unclear if any soy products will be introduced into the menu.
This is truly unprecedented in The Franchises history.
But after extensive in the field research, we feel this franchise will make the most money by following the current eating trends of island residents and the San Juans enthusiastic support of local farms, commented Regina Sparkles, district manager for the western Washington Franchise.
Island farms are weighing in on this unlikely development. Juan Stewey, owner of Maple Leaf Farm, will be providing fresh eggs for The Franchises breakfast sandwiches. Of course, were all a bit taken aback by the idea of a food chain in the islands. But the restaurant will be a consistent buyer, and if someone wants to eat this kind of meal, at least it will be made from fresh, organic ingredients.
Mossersea has also been contacted by Crisped Creamy, but refuses to sign any contract until the company agrees to use local milk products in its donuts. A little bit of Sin City is coming to the San Juans with the first fast food chain slated to open on Orcas later this spring.