Alex Burrows and Jake Gardiner Face-Off in Downtown Toronto
After two days of hint dropping and excitement stirring, the secret was finally revealed.
After two days of hint dropping and excitement stirring, the secret was finally revealed. Last Thursday at Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, hundreds of lucky fans were treated to a free lunch thanks to Visa Canada’s Visa payWave Challenge. NHL players Alex Burrows and Jake Gardiner went head-to-head to see who could pay for the most lunches in one hour using Visa’s payWave to help them pay faster. Each player teamed up with a Toronto food truck heavyweight, Burrows with Hogtown Smoke and Gardiner with Fidel Gastros.
Game on here at @YDSquare with @aburr14 VS @Jgardiner272 using payWave to see who can buy the most lunches. @VisaCA pic.twitter.com/QhnlAG6g2p— NHLPA (@NHLPA) April 24, 2014
After a quick warm up and introduction to the crowd by “referee” Cabbie Richards, hundreds of hungry fans formed two lines as they waited to give their lunch orders to the NHL stars.
As they paid for meal after meal, both Gardiner and Burrows got to meet and greet fans hoping for autographs and photos.
Leafs Jake Gardiner & Canucks Alex Burrows are buying everyone lunch @YDSquare from @fidelgastros @hogtownsmoke! pic.twitter.com/snrWIFD9RL— Harriet L (@harriet250) April 24, 2014
Free #Foodtruck food at #DundasSquare with #NHLers Gardiner and Burrows thanks to #VisaPaywave! pic.twitter.com/oQfEIvxCgu— Kathy Motton (@kathymotton) April 24, 2014
Early into the challenge Gardiner had a solid lead, but Burrows and Hogtown Smoke picked up the pace towards the end of the hour to emerge victorious with a final score of 363-320.
After a hard-fought battle, @aburr14 is the winner today of the @VisaCA payWave challenge! pic.twitter.com/KzFlTkIaiM— NHLPA (@NHLPA) April 24, 2014