September 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // ARLINGTON, VA - Elevation Burger, known for its 100% USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free range burgers and recognized as one of the most innovative burger chains in the country, has added the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine at 11 of its 25 US-based locations. The revolutionary, touchscreen-operated beverage dispenser displays the latest technology from Coca-Cola and offers customers unprecedented choice of more than 100 brands – including waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages – from a single freestanding unit.
In addition to its organic beverage options, Elevation Burger chose Coca-Cola Freestyle as a way to satisfy all guests and offer a larger range of choices. With more than 70 low/no calorie options, more than 90 caffeine-free choices and 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else, Coca-Cola Freestyle truly offers the kind of variety designed to meet customers’ beverage needs and lifestyles. “Not only is it environmentally friendly, the Coca-Cola Freestyle puts more dietary control into the hands of our guests by offering a wide array of better options for those looking to reduce their intake of high fructose corn syrup,” said Elevation Burger founder and CEO, Hans Hess.
Coca-Cola Freestyle is currently featured in the following Elevation Burger locations: Austin, TX (2); Bowie, MD; McLean, VA; Falls Church, VA; South Portland, ME; Miami, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Naples, FL; Ridge Hill, NY; and Dallas, TX.
Elevation Burger offers many healthier alternatives to standard fast food choices, including gluten-free fresh fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil, two variations of a veggie burger, non-processed 6-month aged cheddar cheese, cookies made with organic butter and eggs, and critically acclaimed hand-scooped milk shakes. Elevation Burger’s warm and welcoming restaurants are also environmentally friendly, utilizing renewable, non-polluting materials and surfaces including bamboo flooring, compressed sorghum tabletops and low - or no- VOC paints and sealants.
The franchise prides itself on an “elevated” experience and a fresh organic approach that puts people and product ahead of profit. Elevation Burger has been recognized as the nation's first organic hamburger chain since opening its original location in Falls Church, Va. in 2005. It has been recognized as one of the most innovative burger chains in the country, with AOL Small Business calling Elevation Burger the “Next Big Chain,” and The Food Channel dubbing it one of the “up and comers” in the emerging “better burger” category.
Coca-Cola Freestyle uses proprietary PUREPOUR TECHNOLOGY™, which employs “micro-dosing” to deliver more than 100 individual brands on demand. The technology does not require syrup, but instead uses concentrated ingredients stored in cartridges inside the Coca-Cola Freestyle cabinet to dispense and meter fluids with a high degree of accuracy.
Elevation Burger has been recognized as the nation's first organic hamburger chain since opening its original location in Falls Church, Va. in 2005. There are currently 25 Elevation Burger locations in the US and three international locations. They are located in the following areas: CA – Carlsbad; FL – Coral Springs, Downtown Dadeland, Pembroke Pines, Miami Lakes, Fort Myers; ME – S. Portland; MD – Hyattsville, National Harbor, Potomac, Bowie, Wheaton; NJ – Montclair, Moorestown; NY – Rye Brook, Ridge Hill; PN – Collegeville, Willow Grove, Wynnewood; TX – Austin Great Hills, Austin, Dallas; VA – Arlington, Falls Church, Tysons Corner; INTERNATIONAL – Kuwait (2), Bahrain. http://www.elevationburger.com
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