Fast Casual Organic Burger FranchiseThe Elevation Burger franchise offers the end-all, be-all best-tasting burger, bar none!
The Elevation Burger franchise serves 100% organic burgers made from 100% grass-fed beef and fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. Not only do our burgers taste great but, our meals are better for you, with less fat and fewer calories than those other burger franchise chains.Elevation Burger is re-thinking an American classic and re-defining fast food.
Elevation Burger is a Fast Casual burger franchise a Conscience. Why? Because fast food doesn’t have to be junk food.
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"Ingredients Matter" is not just Elevation Burger's slogan, but also a reflection of the franchise's constant focus on offering quality food that makes a difference both to the consumer and the environment. The Elevation Burger franchise serves only 100 percent USDA- certified organic, 100 percent grass-fed, 100 percent free-range beef burgers freshly ground on-premises and fresh-cut French fries cooked in heart-healthy 100 percent olive oil. Our tasty burgers are made with fresh and never frozen patties. In addition to unparalleled burgers, we use milk without growth hormones, and our cookies are made with organic eggs and butter. We also offer veggie burgers, and healthful side salads. There are NO trans fats on our menu.
The organic market, currently a $20 billion industry, has had double digit growth for the last 10 years. The Burger franchise market exceeds $65 billion annually, with the “better burger” sub-segment growing the fastest (Technomic).
Featured in a CNBC Special Report
on People, Planet & Profits, Elevation Burger is the world's largest organic, grass-fed burgers and fries franchise!
At Elevation Burger Fast Casual franchise restaurants, our green principles go beyond food. Franchise restaurants feature high-efficiency equipment as well as recycled, recyclable and rapidly renewable finishes, and our franchises even aims to certify newly constructed stores under the US Green Building Council's LEED rating system - a rarity in the restaurant and franchise industry. Click to learn more about Elevation Burger’s commitment to Social Responsible Franchising.
According to the National Restaurant Association:
- 71 percent of adults say they try to eat healthier now at restaurants than they did two years ago
- 69 percent of adults say they are more likely to visit a franchise restaurant that offers food grown or raised in an organic or environmentally-friendly way
Elevation Burger Franchise Program
Elevation Burger is the first and largest organic burger chain in the country, and will have more than 100 locations by the end of 2013.
We are growing rapidly in prime markets across the United States and in select global markets. Elevation Burger offers franchisees an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next big trend in fast food!
Simple is Better. Our menu is purposefully simple. We strive to do one thing and do it better than anyone else. The simple operation and well-developed franchise system means each location can maximize volume.
The small, flexible footprint of just 1,200 to 2,200 square feet allows Elevation Burger will fit in any urban or suburban location with high traffic and high visibility.Comprehensive Support for Franchisees
Our dynamic management team is committed to supporting franchisees at all levels. Our experienced development team guides franchisees through the stages of planning, training and opening an Elevation Burger restaurant franchise location. We provide support with site selection and design, and offer three weeks of comprehensive training for your general manager and assistant manager. Our support team is on-site for restaurant openings, and we provide ongoing support in operations, training, service, purchasing and distribution.
When the best tasting burger meets the health-minded consumer, an outstanding product is born. When that product is distributed through a proven system of training, marketing and distribution, you have a successful franchise opportunity. Below is a list of just some of the support services you can expect as an Elevation Burger Franchisee:
- Real Estate / Site Selection
- Research & Development
- Construction / Design
- Management Training
- Marketing / Advertising
- On-Site Restaurant Opening Support
- Operations Training & Services
- Purchasing & Distribution
Elevation Burger Franchise FAQsQ: What size is a prototypical Elevation burger?
A: Elevation Burger restaurants range in size from 1,800 - 2,200 square feet, depending on location with 25-60 seats. Q: Is Elevation Burger expanding internationally?
A: Yes. We currently have four Elevation Burger restaurants open in the Middle East and many more in development, including two in Kuwait, one in Bahrain, and one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We are also identifying other priority international markets for expansion, including Europe, Latin America and Asia. Q: How exactly is Elevation Burger socially responsible?
A: Click to learn more about our corporate social responsibility
programs.Q: Does being socially responsible and eco-friendly limit my profits?
A: No. In fact, research is pointing to the opposite effect.
From QSR Magazine “More Green for Green” By Robert Lillegard “Much has been said about the advantages of integrating sustainable efforts into a quick serve’s operations, but a new study shows that such efforts might not just be good for the environment—they could reap financial rewards as well. According to a study out of Ohio State University, seven out of 10 customers say it’s good when a restaurant tries to protect the environment, and eight out of 10 would pay more to eat there.”Q: What kind of support do Elevation Burger franchisees get?
A: The Elevation burger franchise program provides its franchisees with support from real estate selection to marketing programs for grand openings, franchisee, management, and employee training, advisory services, ongoing marketing support and materials, and more.Q: What is the process for becoming a franchisee?
A: Step 1: Initial Inquiry
Step 2: Qualification
- Submit basic contact information
- Initial telephone contact
- Submit in-depth franchise application
Step 3: Discovery Day Meeting
- Initial conversations to review qualifications based on business experience and financial strength
- Completion of state and federal compliance requirements
Step 4: Legal
- Headquarter Discovery Day: tour restaurants, meet Franchisor team, learn more about opportunity
Step 5: Welcome and Store Opening
- Discuss deal terms and review legal documents
- Formalize and execute the Franchise Agreement; Payment of franchise fees
- Real Estate
- New franchisee / staff training
- Marketing / Grand Opening
Elevation Burger Social Responsibility
Elevation Burger is proud to have been recognized for our commitment to corporate social responsibility:
Washingtonian Green Awards:
Hans Hess - CEO Elevation Burger
Washingtonian Magazine 2009
Green Business Award: Hans Hess - CEO Elevation Burger
Elevation Burger is committed to providing its guests with a delicious product that not only tastes better and is better for you but is also better for the environment. From its inception, Elevation Burger has been committed to serving organic burgers in a sustainable way that will keep its guests healthier, improve its employee’s quality of life and impacts the environment minimally. This commitment to sustainability and the community can be evidenced by the following practices:
- Formalized Global / National / Regional charity partnership
- Restaurants pursue LEED certification
- Energy Efficient equipment packages
- Recycled, recyclable, and/or biodegradable paper and plastic products, Eco friendly packaging
- Certified Organic product offerings
- Grass-Fed Beef
- Health conscious offerings (low cal, low fat, NO Trans Fats)
- Vegan product offerings
- Vegetarian product offering
- Gluten Free / Allergy Sensitive products
- Community non-profit fundraising
Thank you for your interest in Elevation Burger!
Please complete the form to request franchise information. Upon receipt, we will send you an e-mail containing a link to download our franchise e-Brochure. A Director of Development will then be in touch to answer any additional questions you may have, and discuss your goals and qualifications.