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BurgerFi
Private Company
IndustryRestaurants
GenreFast Casual Restaurant
FoundedFebruary 2011; 9 years ago (2011-02)[1]
FounderJohn Rosatti
Headquarters,
United States
Number of locations
120
Area served
United States, Mexico, Middle East, United Kingdom
Key people
Paul Griffin (Executive Chef), Ross Goldstein (General Counsel)
ProductsBurgers, Veggie Burgers, Fries, Onion Rings, Hotdogs, Custard, Beer, Wine
ParentBurgerFi International, LLC
Websitehttps://burgerfi.com

BurgerFi is an American fast casual restaurant chain focused on hormone-free and antibiotic-free angus hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs, and custard. The first location was opened in February 2011 in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida.[2]

Since its founding, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts[3] with 120 restaurants in the U.S. and abroad. BurgerFi was named “Best Burger Joint” by Consumer Reports and fellow public interest organizations in the 2019 Chain Reaction Study.[4]

History

The vision for BurgerFi was first born from the success generated from the founder’s restaurant in Delray Beach, Florida, and its all-natural Angus "CEO Burger" that became the restaurant's top seller. The vision was to bring this better burger concept to more of the country.

In 2011, the first BurgerFi opened in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, built in a long-standing Burger King location that had underperformed for years.

The chain earned a positive review in 2015 from USA Today, which said, "BurgerFi is another entrant in the increasingly crowded field of more upscale fast food burger joints....[It] makes its upscaled statement with sleek modern restaurants giving just a hint of bar or coffeehouse atmosphere, inviting diners to linger a little longer and relax."[5]

In 2017, the chain partnered with Beyond Meat and subsequently introduced a vegetarian/vegan burger patty called the "Beyond Burger". Made from proteins derived from peas and other plants, the burger has no cholesterol, but it oozes “grease” on the griddle and “bleeds” beet juice, according to a review from The New York Times.[6]


Eco-friendly

BurgerFi has made a commitment to sustainability, including the design of its restaurants. The restaurants are designed using eco-friendly and sustainable restaurant components like chairs made from upcycled Coca-Cola bottles, tables created from more than 700,000 upcycled milk jugs, wood-panel walls designed from No. 2 Southern Pine Lumber—renowned for its renewable nature, ten-foot fans that consume 66 percent less energy and counter tops made from 100 percent compressed recycled paper.

Food Sourcing

BurgerFi restaurant in Gainesville, Florida, in 2018

BurgerFi uses certified American Black Angus beef from only ranches that adhere to beef that is never exposed to antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones or additives.

In 2018, the Consumers Union graded the top 25 burger chains in the U.S. on their antibiotic use policies for beef. BurgerFi was one of the two chains that were given an "A" rating for using beef that was raised without routine use of antibiotics. [7]

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References

  1. ^ "BurgerFi - Our Story". BurgerFi. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  2. ^ a b Posted: 1:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (2015-03-25). "Big growth expected for company in small-town headquarters". Mypalmbeachpost.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-07.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Final Top 500 results point to limited-service segment as big winner". Technomic. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  4. ^ BurgerFi. "BurgerFi Wins Best Burger Joint Accolade from Consumer Reports and Fellow Public Interest Organizations for Its Commitment to Antibiotic-Free Beef". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  5. ^ "BurgerFi a worthy warrior in upscale fast food battle". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  6. ^ Strom, Stephanie (2017-06-26). "BurgerFi Tests the Popularity of the Plant-Based Beyond Burger". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  7. ^ "22 of America's favorite burger chains get an 'F' for antibiotic beef policy". Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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