Elevation Burger Opens in Kendall
|Making the fries.|
Elevation Burger is gaining cult status in the states it's in, with Yelpers in particular singing the praises of the chain's double-patty Elevation burgers, fresh cut fries, and shakes. The chain has been favorably compared to the legendary In-N-Out Burger, the same burger which inspired Elevation's founder Hans Hess.
Elevation Burger restaurants are clean and sparse. Decorated in various shades of blue, they're furnished with environmentally sustainable materials. Appliances are all energy-star rated. There's a giant manual potato slicer attached to the wall, which shakes the very foundation every time a potato is sacrificed to the French Fry gods. The meat is ground in-house daily. Shakes are made from ice cream rather than powdered substance.
The menu is simple. Single burgers ($3.99), double patty Elevation burgers ($5.79), fries cooked in olive oil ($2.69), shakes ($3.99), and two kinds of veggie burger (vegan and vegetarian made with cheese, both $4.99 each). Burgers come plain and you choose from a variety of toppings like lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, aged cheddar ($.49 extra), and bacon ($1.49). The restaurant also features that crazy Coke machine that allows you to customize your flavors.
At the counter, a sign read "text MIAMIEB to 81680 for a free fountain soda". We did and received a complimentary cup to try that crazy machine.
|Bring fun to the fizz. Elevation's soda machine.|
We're going to continue eating burgers and fries, and we really like the fact that Elevation Burger offers organic, clean meat at prices that can compete with the less healthy big boys. Are the burgers core shakers? Maybe not, but we can appreciate, and stand behind, a small chain that's trying to feed families a healthier alternative at a price point we all can swallow.
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