Elevation Burger announces today its international partnership with food delivery service UberEATS. This partnership will now allow Elevation Burger to provide its 100% organic beef and chicken options as well as veggie and vegan offerings to even more guests across the world. Delivery has begun at more than a dozen Elevation Burger locations in cities where UberEATS currently services.

The food delivery app is currently offered in more than 50 cities globally. Customers have the ability to order any of Elevation Burger’s menu items and have an UberEATS driver deliver directly to their door.

“The ability to be able to put our food into the hands of Elevation Burger fans everywhere was incredibly appealing. It also gives us the opportunity to reach an even broader network of people who value the highest quality food. UberEATS is efficient, effective and innovative – three traits we at Elevation Burger work toward,” notes Salman Siddiqui, CEO, Elevation Burger. “Customer demand for delivery is only going to continue to grow. It benefits us as a business to go above and beyond to respond to that need.”

For more information about the UberEATS partnership, or to learn more about Elevation Burger’s menu, locations or franchising, visit http://www.elevationburger.com.

About Elevation Burger
Elevation Burger was originally conceived in 2002 by founder Hans Hess, who set out to create a healthier burger with a great taste on par with those he was accustomed to having on the West Coast. Hans determined that organic, grass-fed beef was the key to a burger that truly stands apart from the rest in terms of taste, quality and sustainability. The brand’s slogan, “Ingredients Matter™,” is a reflection of Elevation Burger’s focus on offering quality food products that make a difference both to guests and the environment. Elevation Burger is committed to offering an exceptionally flavorful, nutritionally superior product through ingredients such as 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on premise and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. For more information, visit Elevation Burger online at http://www.elevationburger.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ElevationBurger, on Twitter @ElevationBurger or on Instagram @elevationburger.

Elevation Burger fits the trend of restaurants providing a specific type of “healthy” food, according to Patel. In this case, the 59-location chain has succeeded in crafting a burger made with organic, grass-feed beef that is just as tasty as the competition.

“If I’m going to eat a burger, I’m going to eat one… that’s 100% organic, with no antibiotics, no hormones,” Patel said. “If I’m the kind of person who not only wants to eat well, but also cares about how I’m affecting the world around me, it becomes a very easy choice for me.”

Fast food’s race to produce better-for-you chicken is about to see a most-unlikely leader leap to the front of the pack: Elevation Burger.

The mostly organic fast-casual chain, with just 33 domestic locations, is on the brink of one-upping not only McDonald’s, but the entire fast-food industry.

The Falls Church, Va.-based chain’s move into organic chicken this month will likely soon make it the nation’s top fast-food seller of organic chicken. Elevation Burger already ranks as the country’s biggest fast-food seller of organic beef.

“Others are talking about it, but we’re doing it,” boasts Rick Altizer, CEO of Elevation Burger, a former McDonald’s regional executive who joined Elevation Burger one year ago. “We are forcing the world’s leading fast-food chain to change the way it operates.”

That might not be entirely hype. Earlier this month, McDonald’s jolted the fast-food world by announcing that over the next two years it will stop using chicken treated with antibiotics commonly used for humans. McDonald’s is responding to growing pressure from consumers who don’t want antibiotics in their food. Chick-fil-A plans to drop antibiotics from its chicken over five years. Chicken giants Tyson and Perdue both have ramped-up production of antibiotic-free chicken.

But this movement by Elevation Burger towards organic chicken — raised not only without antibiotics, but without pesticides or hormones — appears to be a watershed moment for the organic food movement in the U.S. Consider: Some 45% of American’s say they actively try to include organic foods in their diets, according to a recent Gallup poll.

“Going organic isn’t easy,” says Laura Batcha, executive director of the Organic Trade Association. “We hope this serves as an example of how people can usually find a way to do the right thing if they persist.” Overall organic poultry sales hit $401 million in 2013, a 9% increase vs. 2012, says the trade group.

Of course, organic costs more. Elevation’s new Grilled Organic Chicken Sandwich fetches a hefty $5.95, and that’s without fries or a drink. At many McDonald’s, you can bag an entire combo meal for that.

McDonald’s not alone nixing antibiotics

The first Elevation Burger was opened in 2005 by Hans and April Hess, after the couple couldn’t find a “healthy” burger they could feel good about feeding their kids.

Their newest challenge: finding enough organic-certified chicken. Only a fraction of livestock raised in the U.S., about 0.4%, comes from organic farms.

“It isn’t like you can call up (food distributor) Sysco and get it,” says Michael Berger, vice president of supply chain for Elevation Burger. “We had to go farm by farm.”

February 2017 In The News

– Partnership includes integration with team marketing and community outreach efforts –
Arlington, Va, November 8st, 2016 – Elevation Burger, the better burger franchise concept that features 100% organic beef and chicken, is thrilled to announce that it has been named an official partner of the Washington Redskins.

The partnership will allow Virginia-based Elevation Burger, which was recently named “Best Burger” in the Metro D.C. area by WTOP, to strengthen its relationship with hungry Redskins fans, who frequently make stops at the chain’s locations before and after games.

“We’re proud of our Virginia roots, so we jumped at the chance to become an official sponsor of our home team, the Washington Redskins,” said Salman Siddiqui, CEO of Elevation Burger. “We’re honored to feed the most loyal fans in the country and hope that our organic burgers will fuel a great season for the team.”
Elevation Burger uses 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on-site at each of its restaurants. In addition to the organic Elevation Burger, the restaurant offers a vegan burger, a vegetarian burger, a grilled organic chicken sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, salad, hand-cut french fries made with olive oil and hand-scooped milkshakes.
For more information about the latest Elevation Burger opening, or to learn more about Elevation Burger’s menu, locations or franchising, visit www.elevationburger.com.

About Elevation Burger was founded in 2002 by founder Hans Hess, who set out to create a healthier burger with a great taste on par with those he was accustomed to having on the West Coast. Hans determined that organic, grass-fed beef was the key to a burger that truly stands apart from the rest in terms of taste, quality and sustainability. The brand’s slogan, “Above and Beyond Good™,” is a reflection of Elevation Burger’s focus on offering quality food products that make a difference both to guests and the environment. Elevation Burger is committed to offering an exceptionally flavorful, nutritionally superior product through ingredients such as 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on premise and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. For more information, visit Elevation Burger online at www.elevationburger.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElevationBurger, on Twitter @ElevationBurger or on Instagram @ElevationBurger.

February 2017 In The News

– Arlington Magazine readers named Elevation Burger “Best Burger” for 2016 –
Arlington, Va., December 27, 2016 – Elevation Burger has been awarded “Best Burger” by Arlington Magazine, just two months after it received the same accolade from WTOP’s listeners.
The burger-specific category is offered every other year and since 2015, Elevation Burger has dominated taste buds and won over other area favorites including Five Guys, Ray’s Hell Burger, and Smashburger.
The first Elevation Burger restaurant opened in Falls Church in 2005 and the franchise has since expanded internationally. Still based in Northern Virginia, Elevation Burger uses 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on-site at each of its approximately 60 restaurant locations. In addition to the organic beef Elevation Burger, the restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian options, organic chicken, organic hot-dogs, salad, hand-cut fresh fries cooked with olive oil and hand-scooped milkshakes.
“We believe our products stand out because our customers can taste the difference in our responsibly sourced ingredients. It’s an honor to be voted ‘Best Burger’ by members of the community we operate and live in,” said Salman Siddiqui, CEO of Elevation Burger. “We take great pride in serving the highest quality food to all our customers.”
For more information about the latest Elevation Burger store opening, or to learn more about Elevation Burger’s menu, locations or franchising, visit www.elevationburger.com.
About Elevation Burger
Elevation Burger was originally conceived in 2002 by founder Hans Hess, who set out to create a healthier burger with a great taste on par with those he was accustomed to having on the West Coast. Hans determined that organic, grass-fed beef was the key to a burger that truly stands apart from the rest in terms of taste, quality and sustainability. The brand’s slogan, “Ingredients Matter™,” is a reflection of Elevation Burger’s focus on offering quality food products that make a difference both to guests and the environment. Elevation Burger is committed to offering an exceptionally flavorful, nutritionally superior product through ingredients such as 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on premise and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. For more information, visit Elevation Burger online at www.elevationburger.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElevationBurger, on Twitter @ElevationBurger or on Instagram @ElevationBurger.

– Organic Burger Chain Voted Best in D.C. Metro Area by WTOP Fans –
Arlington, Va., October 31, 2016 – Elevation Burger, the first and only 100 percent organic better burger franchise concept, announced today that it was voted “Best Burger” by WTOP’s readers and listeners, as part of its 2016 Top 10 contest.
Elevation Burger beat out nine other national and regional burger concepts, including Shake Shack, Ray’s Hell Burger, Z-Burger and Five Guys.
“We’re honored to be voted the ‘Best Burger’ in the D.C. area by WTOP’s fans and our loyal customers,” said Salman Siddiqui, CEO of Elevation Burger. “We take great pride in serving the highest quality organic beef burgers, which are ground and hand-pattied in-house, to all our customers.”
Based in Virginia, Elevation Burger uses 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on-site at each of its restaurants. In addition to the organic Elevation Burger, the restaurant offers a vegan burger, a vegetarian burger, a grilled organic chicken sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, salad, hand-cut french fries made with olive oil and hand-dipped milkshakes.
For more information about the latest Elevation Burger opening, or to learn more about Elevation Burger’s menu, locations or franchising, visit www.elevationburger.com.

About Elevation Burger
Elevation Burger was originally conceived in 2002 by founder Hans Hess, who set out to create a healthier burger with a great taste on par with those he was accustomed to having on the West Coast. Hans determined that organic, grass-fed beef was the key to a burger that truly stands apart from the rest in terms of taste, quality and sustainability. The brand’s slogan, “Above and Beyond Good™,” is a reflection of Elevation Burger’s focus on offering quality food products that make a difference both to guests and the environment. Elevation Burger is committed to offering an exceptionally flavorful, nutritionally superior product through ingredients such as 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on premise and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. For more information, visit Elevation Burger online at www.elevationburger.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElevationBurger, on Twitter @ElevationBurger or on Instagram @elevationburger.

Elevation Burger announced the signing of a multi-unit development agreement with Essam Abu El Hassan to open 20 restaurants throughout Egypt. Currently, the brand has 23 restaurants in the Middle East including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain.

“We’re excited to bring our organic burger concept to Egypt and expand our footprint in the Middle East,” says Salman Siddiqui, CEO of Elevation Burger. “We are thrilled to have Essam Abu El Hassan join the brand and know he will meet the growing consumer demand in Egypt for healthier, organic, great tasting food.”

Abu El-Hassan is new to the Elevation Burger family and was attracted to the brand’s philosophy—to be more than just a burger restaurant. The company is dedicated to offering authentic and sustainably prepared food that is better for consumers and the environment. Also notable, all of Elevation Burger’s meat is halal.

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Elevation Burger is taking the fast food experience to new heights for burger lovers.
The fast food burger franchise is the only one of its kind that boasts fresh, organic meat from grass fed cows instead of grain fed. Not only are the burgers fresh, but the French fries have a twist on them, too. They are fried in olive oil as opposed to vegetable or canola oil.
Side menu items include fries, of course, but other options like a side salad and mandarin oranges are also offered.
The franchise has hammered home this brand distinction again and again based on its quality of ingredients.

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February 2015 In The News

Organic burger chain expands menu for the first time in five years

 

ARLINGTON, VA (August 8, 2014) – Sweet, smoky barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheese, oh my! Hamburger fans far and wide can rejoice: Elevation Burger – the first and largest organic burger chain in the country – is offering a brand new menu item: the Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Burger is now available at Elevation Burger locations nationwide for a limited time only.

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November 2014 In The News