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Wholesale burgers & dogs?

Large Marge Sep 8, 2007 06:29 PM

I'm organizing a charity BBQ for Car Free Day and need a supplier for burgers & dogs (both veggie and regular). Organic would be nice, but this is a fund raiser and budget is very minimal. Other than NoFrills, I'm not sure where to check. Please help!

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    Danybear RE: Large Marge Sep 8, 2007 07:18 PM

    Try CARDINAL FOODS. They manufacture most of the burgers for chains in TO. They have anoutlet for th egeneral public. I believe they have approx. sixty grades of burgers.

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      BLM RE: Danybear Sep 9, 2007 06:10 AM

      What's the highest grade of Cardinal burgers? What chain or independent restaurant has the best Cardinal burgers?

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        jayt90 RE: BLM Sep 9, 2007 09:03 AM

        Costco has several high grade Cardinal burger boxes, and I think there is one vegetarian with portobello

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          mzmcgee RE: jayt90 Sep 9, 2007 06:03 PM

          Being a former hot dog vendor... here's a good tip. There's a small place that just sells the dogs and sausages... at a ridiculously low price, and they're tasty. It's on peter street just north of king by the holiday inn. There's a double parking lot that it is next to. Sorry I can't remember the name, but it's a little place.. something hot dog... anyways, they are delicious and like 9 bucks for 30 dogs, plus those nice vendor buns.

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            blee RE: mzmcgee Sep 9, 2007 06:09 PM

            it's actually on Widmer St, one block east of Peter St, other side of the Holiday Inn.

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              mzmcgee RE: blee Sep 10, 2007 10:58 AM

              thought i was getting it mixed up.. thanks

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      blueyed_blond RE: Large Marge Sep 10, 2007 01:34 PM

      Kerr Farms has an Angus burger listed on their site. It's almost organic and local.


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        jayt90 RE: blueyed_blond Sep 10, 2007 05:09 PM

        Kerr farms is big business now, with Angus beef getting a major push into becoming a luxury brand name (it's not really better than Hereford or Shorthorn, but an easier sell). Kerr buys beef from all over Ontario, hardly local. And they operate Utopia canned products, with far more tomatoes in the can than they can produce on the outskirts of Chatham.
        They are good marketers!

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          blueyed_blond RE: jayt90 Sep 11, 2007 10:09 AM

          I consider Ontario to be local.

          I also think you're mistaken about Kerr operating the Utopia brand. According to my can it says "Thomas Canning" does. I think Kerr is only one of the farmers they use.


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            jayt90 RE: blueyed_blond Sep 11, 2007 07:21 PM

            Kerr Farms website refers to Thomas Utopia organic tomatoes as "our tomatoes". They supply all the organic tomatoes for the Utopia brand from their Chatham farm. Thomas, according to their own website, produces other tomato products, and uses other sources, from Lambton, Kent and Essex, for non-organic products. None of the canned tomatoes come from the 400 acre Thomas farm in Essex... You are right, Kerr does not operate the Utopia brand, but they do claim the organic canned tomatoes as theirs.

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        embee RE: Large Marge Sep 10, 2007 04:03 PM

        Soloway's Hot Dog Factory has a downtown depot on Richmond East. I think their main location is on Alness St. in Downsview. Note that I am not endorsing their products.

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