It all began with a passion for a better burger.

Elevation Burger was originally conceived in 2002. Our founder, Hans Hess, couldn’t find the burger he’d been dreaming about since he left California in 1999. Hans wanted a burger that was healthier, that he would feel good about feeding his children and that tasted better than industrial-raised, grain-fed beef burgers. Seeing an opportunity, Hans focused his energy on creating a burger that truly stood apart from the rest in terms of taste and sustainability.

After three years of careful planning and countless hours of research and development, Hans and his wife April opened the first Elevation Burger in 2005. Driven by a passion for good food that’s organic, sustainable and fresh, Elevation Burger began franchising in 2008.

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