I have been watching with much anticipation the construction of a new eatery on Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant. The sign has been posted during the construction phase advertising what is going to be opening there. It’s sign tells us it is BURGERFI. At first I thought it was going to be a burger place that had WiFi…..hence the ‘FI” at the end of Burger. I inquired at some of the local businesses and I found out that this is not the case. Instead I learned that BURGERFI is a gourmet burger place that is committed to serving the best burger while at the same time being earth and animal conscientious. It’s website states, “BURGERFI was launched from a dissatisfaction with what was happening in the burger market at the time. Fast food and their lackluster offerings can have profound effects, so a better burger was born: Delray Beach, Florida February, 2011”.  It goes on to explain that they don’t adhere to the practices of industrialized fast food giants. They started in a gourmet kitchen, by gourmet chefs. The sauces for example are made fresh and by hand. There are no shortcuts, microwaves, freezers, or heat lamps. They cut, chop, and mix instead.

Their mantra is that they do everything better.

What about the beef? It is hormone and antibiotic free as well as it being certified Black Angus. Their sources for the beef are the best ranches in the world who hold the same beliefs and natural practices as they do. The cattle roam free, eat grass, breath mountain air and are treated humanely. It almost sounds like a Cattle Ranch Spa!

Then they go on to share their comittment to bettering the planet. They want to lesson the footprint they leave on the earth. Every location is built according to environmentally sustainable practices and includes “earth friendly” elements. For example, the chairs are made from upcycled coca-cola bottles and tables made from upcycled milk jugs. For those of you who are not familiar with the term “upcycle”, it means reusing discarded items that creates a product of higher value than the original. They have stringent recycling programs for oil, cardboard, bottles and cans. They profess, “Here, being linked to Mother Earth is not a fad”.

They are committed to bettering the communities in which they build a BURGERFI. They support local charities and community centers with the focus on the making of the lives of underprivileged children better. They hope others will be inspired to recycle and upcycle. And above all, they offer “real food”.

There are many ways to put a burger on a bun but it seems like BURGERFI prides itself on doing it better…all of the time.

I don’t know about you but I could go for a burger right now!!