BurgerFi

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BurgerFi
Private Company
IndustryRestaurants
GenreFast Casual Restaurant
Founded2011[1]
FounderJohn Rosatti
HeadquartersPalm Beach, Florida[2], United States
Number of locations
106
Area served
United States, Mexico, Middle East, England, Panama
Key people
Corey Winograd (CEO), Steven Buckley (COO), Paul Griffin (Executive Chef)
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 all-natural hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs, and custard. The first location was opened in February 2011 in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, inside a former Burger King.[2] The chain earned a positive review in 2015 from a national newspaper, 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."[3]

The chain has expanded to over 100 locations since its foundation and was one of the fastest-growing fast food chains in the U.S. in 2015.[4][5] BurgerFi operates in more than 20 US states,[3] and three countries Panama, Mexico and Kuwait.[6] BurgerFi also operates in Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport inside of Terminal 1.

The brand focuses on 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.

BurgerFi restaurant in Gainesville, Florida, in 2018

In 2017, the chain partnered with Beyond Meat and subsequently introduced a vegetarian/vegan burger patty called the "Beyond Burger".[7][5] 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.[5]

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. [8]

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  1. ^ "JOIN THE BURGERFICATION OF THE NATION - BurgerFi® Franchising". BurgerFi. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  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. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. ^ a b "BurgerFi a worthy warrior in upscale fast food battle". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  4. ^ "Report". bizjournals.com.
  5. ^ a b c Strom, Stephanie (26 June 2017). "BurgerFi Tests the Popularity of the Plant-Based Beyond Burger". Retrieved 26 August 2017 – via NYTimes.com.
  6. ^ DRAKE, KITTY. "BurgerFi". Time Out. Time Out London. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ Hue, Daniel (8 September 2017). "Where's the beef? BurgerFi takes the Beyond Burger national". LA Times. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ "22 of America's favorite burger chains get an 'F' for antibiotic beef policy". Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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