New Organic Fast-Food Restaurant Coming to Dallas

Good news for those who have been real sad since The Counter closed

Elevation Burger

If you’re a health food junky yet always envious of your less health-conscious friends ability to eat food proffered from a window in under 30 seconds, while everything you want to eat is only sold at approximately three grocery stores in Dallas and requires actual cooking and preparation time totaling at least 15 minutes and kitchen gear like knives and the stove, then it’s a great day for you.

An Arlington, Va.-based company, Elevation Burger, plans to expand its presence into several new cities including Dallas.

Elevation Burger is an eco-friendly, carbon-footprint-less restaurant that serves made-to-order burgers featuring organic, grass-fed, free-range beef. They cook their French fries in olive oil and make their cookies with organic eggs and butter.

Not stopping their environmentally friendly mission at merely the food, the buildings themselves are made with renewable materials such as bamboo flooring, low- or no-BOV paints, recycled bead board and acoustic ceiling tiles, compact fluorescent bulbs and energy-efficient equipment.

Of course, nothing claiming to be healthy could match the miraculously short amount of time between a talking ordering menu and a the appearance of food at a window, but the owner of the restaurant chain said he is testing a (top secret) way to shorten cooking time to five minutes.

Right now it takes about 6-12 minutes to receive your order at Elevation Burger.

The new restaurant should be open by 2010.

Holly LaFon has written and worked for various local publications including D Magazine and Examiner.

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