In 2002, the Elevation Burger was originally designed. Its founder, Hans Hess, has not been able to find the burger he had dreamed of since he left California in 1999. Hans wanted a healthier burger, and he would be satisfied with feeding his children and tasting better than burger beef with artificial grains. After three years of meticulous planning and countless hours of research and development, Hans and his wife opened their first burger restaurant in 2005. Driven by his passion for good, organic, sustainable and fresh food, a company started to franchise in 2008.
Our vision is to be more than just a burger restaurant. It’s a vision for offering authentic and sustainably prepared food that’s better for you and the environment. From fresh and flavorful food made of the highest quality ingredients to friendly and inviting restaurants built with sustainable materials, we strive to deliver an elevated experience.
Elevation Burger’s mission is to change the world, one burger at a time. As the first organic burger chain, we’ve elevated standards with premium grass-fed beef patties and heart-healthy olive oil fries in a family and eco-friendly environment.
The idea behind Elevation Burger came from necessity. A family on a budget was looking for healthy, organic options for their fast food cravings. When they couldn’t find it, they bet on themselves to make a better burger, and made a business of it. To much success, we might add. We continue to bet on better burgers being better for business, and we’ll bet you’ve never had one quite as good. Our fast food practices are anything but standard, and we’ve elevated the bar substantially. Like sourcing environmentally sustainable beef, completely grass-fed, in each and every hand ground patty. Or using heart-healthy olive oil to deep fry our fries. Everything is made to order, fresh and accessible at a fair price point. It’s an elevated dining experience we’re after, and one we’ve achieved through concentrated effort. We care about sustainability not only in our ingredients, but also in our restaurant design. Using LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), we incorporate the use of energy efficient lighting alongside economical fixtures, appliances and equipment, and products made from sustainable materials.