Elevation Burger To Open In Montclair, New Jersey

Lease Signed to Bring Organic Burgers to New Jersey Suburb

November 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // Arlington, VA, — Elevation Burger franchisees, Brian Edgar, Matt Jerkovich and Andy Herriott, recently signed a lease securing real estate in Montclair for the first of their five units in New Jersey. Elevation Burger is rapidly expanding its Virginia-based organic burger concept throughout the United States and has 24 locations in development across Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. New Jersey's first Elevation Burger location will be found at 367 Bloomfield Avenue in the Phoenix Building of Montclair.

Edgar, Jerkovich and Herriott will be looking into suburban areas of New Jersey including Clifton, Paramus, Morristown and Summit for their next four locations.

"We are so excited to be one step closer to bringing Elevation Burger to New Jersey," says Edgar. "We believe that ingredients matter and we can't wait for our customers to experience a delicious, organic Elevation Burger. We know they are going to love it."

Elevation Burger prides itself on "elevating" the product, atmosphere and experience – for guests and staff alike. It offers a sophisticated and flavorful menu highlighting health conscious ingredients served in well-appointed and environmentally-friendly restaurants run by a staff that strives to provide impeccable customer service. Elevation Burger cooks its fresh-cut fries in 100% olive oil, offers two kinds of veggie burgers and uses only 100% USDA-certified organic, grass fed, free range beef. Restaurants feature high-efficiency equipment as well as recycled, recyclable and rapidly renewable finishes. Elevation Burger aims to certify newly constructed stores under the US Green Building Council's LEED rating system – a rarity in the restaurant industry.

Elevation Burger has had an explosive amount of support from local patrons in the Washington, D.C. metro area since it first opened in 2005. The concept has received recognition in prestigious publications such as Washingtonian magazine and The Washington Post as "best shake" and "best burger" nominees.

About Elevation Burger:

Elevation Burger is a rapidly growing, fast casual concept serving 100% USDA-certified organic beef burgers and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy 100% olive oil. Founded by husband and wife entrepreneurs Hans and April Hess in 2002, the chain prides itself on an "elevated" experience and an organic, fresh approach that puts people and product ahead of profit. The first location opened in 2005, offering Northern Virginia a health-conscious menu bursting with flavor. Hans and April's belief that "Ingredients Matter" has brought the restaurant rapid success and popularity. Driven by their passion for delicious food that's organic, sustainable and fresh, Elevation Burger began franchising in 2008. Restaurants are 1,500-2,000 square feet and seat 50 to 150 guests with outdoor seating.

For more information or if you are interested in franchising please visit www.elevationburger.com or contact Alexandra Doyle at 703-837-5168 or alexandrad@fransmart.com


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