Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Elevation Burger to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Free Burgers for Those Who Serve

From our friends at Elevation Burger...

Active Duty Military, Cops, Firefighters, EMS, Teachers and Nurses to Be Honored

Elevation Burger, the first and largest organic burger chain in the country, now has 55 restaurants worldwide and is the largest restaurant seller of organic beef in the U.S. but the legendary brand started with one little restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia 10-years ago on September 19, 2005.

To celebrate this milestone and to recognize those who serve to make our communities and nation better, Elevation Burger founder and chairman, Hans Hess has declared that free Elevation Burgers will be offered at 25 participating Elevation Burger locations during 10th Anniversary Week.

• Monday (9/21): Active Duty Military

• Tuesday (9/22): Teachers

• Wednesday (9/23): Law Enforcement

• Thursday (9/24): Firefighters/EMS

• Friday (9/25): Nurses

Members of these groups can come in on their designated day and show official identification to receive their free Elevation Burger - no purchase necessary.

The Beginning of Elevation Burger:
In the early 2000s Hans Hess was a young, legislative assistant on Capitol Hill from Carmel, California who was researching the dangers posed to people by the extensive use of antibiotics in beef and chicken. He wondered why there couldn’t be a better alternative to fast-food burgers for people who cared about food quality and their health. An accomplished amateur chef, Hess and his wife, April began experimenting at home with burgers made from grass-fed, free-range, organic beef they ground themselves and were amazed at the difference from what had been the burger industry standard from time immemorial. Humanely-raised beef with no hormones, antibiotics, steroid, pesticides or GMOs not only eliminated several health risks but had much better  flavor.

Hans and April perfected their recipe for the burgers and then turned to the problem of the obligatory side dish, the French fry. They wanted a lighter and healthier fry so determined to find a way to cook hand-cut fresh potatoes in heart-healthy olive oil. Due to certain qualities of olive oil under extreme heat, this had never been successfully accomplished on a commercial scale before. Hess had earned his BS in Physics from California Polytechnic State University so applied his expertise to the problem. After much trial, the award-winning Elevation Burger “Fresh Fry” was perfected.

On September 19, 2005, the very first Elevation Burger opened its doors in Falls Church and quickly became a favorite of the locals. Within a few years, loyal customers from all over the U.S. asked Hess to consider allowing them to expand the brand by franchising restaurants in their cities. A franchised location opened in Arlington, Virginia followed by one in Austin, Texas. Soon, there were Elevation burgers in ten states and six foreign countries. In the ten years since its founding, Elevation Burger has received numerous “Best of” awards and accolades from food critics of some of the world’s top publications.

More 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. 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, organic, pasture-raised chicken 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 Instagram at www.instagram.com/elevationburger or on Twitter @ElevationBurger

Participating Locations for 10th Anniversary Elevation Burger Giveaways to Those Who Serve
FL: Miami Lakes
ME: Augusta, South Portland, Portland
MD: Gambrills, National Harbor, Potomac 
MI: Ann Arbor
NY: Yonkers, Rye Brook
NC: Raleigh
PA: Collegeville, Plymouth Meeting, Willow Grove, Wyomissing 
TX: Houston
VA: Arlington, Ashburn, Fairfax, Falls Church, Tysons Corner, Vienna