Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Elevation Burger Comes to Austin, Texas!

Elevation Burger opens with a healthier version of America’s favorite fast food staple
AUSTIN, TX (September, 2009)—In the past, fast-food has gotten a bad rap—the fast pace often comes with bad quality, unhealthy ingredients and harmful additives. Enter Elevation Burger, an East Coast implant making its way west as a new organic burger concept that is leading the movement in bringing quality back to fast-food. Originally conceived by Hans Hess in 2002 in Falls Church, VA, Elevation Burger is a fast casual burger concept that features organic, grass-fed and free-range beef and LEED-certified, sustainable construction.
Austin native, Danny Bone, brings Elevation Burger to Austin with the help of Fransmart, the same franchise whiz kids who launched Five Guys Burgers & Fries, also a Virginia-based restaurant. A major player in the East coast burger explosion in Austin, Elevation Burger goes above and beyond its competition with its eco-conscious efforts for the body and environment with a mission to offer “an elevated product and an elevated guest experience by setting a higher standard for health and our impact on the environment, both inside our restaurants and beyond.” Bone, whose history is rooted in the restaurant business (his family brought Dunkin’ Donuts to Austin 35 years ago), saw a gap in the burger market in his hometown and says, “I love Austin and love that the city embodies healthy, green living and am ecstatic that with Elevation Burger people can enjoy their childhood favorites without compromising their lifestyle.”
Featuring 3.2 oz hand-formed patties, the burgers at Elevation burger are made from 100% organic, grass-fed and free-range beef on a vegan roll with premium six-month aged cheddar. The tempting menu has familiar choices like the original Elevation Burger, a double meat, double cheese, burger ($5.99); The Vertigo Burger, which allows hungry patrons to build their own burger by stacking three to ten patties high and vegetarians will love the Veggie Burger #1, a vegetarian, fire-roasted patty ($3.59) and Veggie Burger # 2, a vegan version of the vegetarian burger ($3.59). If commitment is an issue, the Half the Guilt burger will suit with one beef patty and one vegetarian patty of your choice ($5.19). No Elevation Burger meal would be complete without their famous French fries perfected in their patented process of frying in heart-healthy olive oil ($2.49).

Elevation Burger patrons often find themselves rushing through their burger meal to get to the best part—dessert. To satisfy a sweet tooth, Elevation Burger whirls and stirs up delicious hand-scooped shakes from vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream with mix-ins like Oreo cookies, chocolate syrup, bananas, strawberries, black cherry, key lime, pineapple, guava, orange or mango.

Beyond the burger, Elevation Burger’s focus is its commitment to the environment. Elevation Burger one of the few restaurants in Austin to be LEED-certified by the United States Green Building Council, due to a painstaking and dedicated process of using environmentally sustainable, non-hazardous, architectural finishes and equipment to ensure that the building is environmentally sound from floor to ceiling. Beyond the construction Elevation Burger does more for the environment by donating the olive oil used for frying to be converted in bio-diesel. Elevation Burger also does the simplest of all the environmental causes by recycling in-store waste and using high post-consumer paper products.

Elevation Burger is located on 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX, 78705 and is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm. For more information or to place an online order, visit or call 512-608-4054.

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