Hidden Gem: BurgerFi

The movement of “going green” and leaving as little carbon footprint as possible on the environment has taken the nation by storm. Businesses have tried to adopt this environmentally and ethically beneficial operating system in order to appeal to the public and develop solid reputations.

BurgerFi is a chain restaurant that generated out of the offices in Delray Beach, Florida.  BurgerFi prides their selves in their all natural Angus beef from cattle that are raised in the most stringent standards.  They also create an environment that you don’t typically see at your local burger joint.  Each store is built to be environmentally sustainable, earth friendly elements, and chairs that are made from recycled Coke bottles, tables made out of compressed recycled wood, and large fans that use 66% less electricity.

BurgerFi has a variety of burger selections on their menu.  From as simple as your average double patty burger to their “Breakfast All Day Burger” that consists of Natural Angus burger, American cheese, hickory bacon drizzled with maple syrup, fried egg, hash browns, grilled diced onions, and ketchup.  They give you the choice to “build your own burger” in which you can essentially choose a single, double, or triple stack beef. Then you can choose from their wide array of toppings Mayonnaise, Garlic Mayo, Neon Relish, Diced Onions, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomatoes, Grilled Diced Onions, Ketchup, Mustard, Jalapeno Peppers, A-1® Sauce, Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot Sauce, BurgerFi® Sauce. Finally you can add any of their heavier toppings Fried Egg, American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Swiss Cheese, White Cheddar Cheese, Peter Luger Steak Sauce, Heinz Organic Ketchup, Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips, Grilled Mushrooms, Onion Ring, BurgerFi® Chili You can get side of fries with your burger with their multitude of toppings you can also add onto your fries.  Salt & Vinegar , Parmesan Cheese & Herbs, Hot Cajun Spices, Cheese Sauce, BurgerFi® Chili , BurgerFi® Chili & Cheese Sauce are all your fry toppings.  All of their burger buns are stamped with their signature BurgerFi logo and tucked in their wax paper. They don’t just stop at burgers at this joint, they have hotdogs, ice cream, milkshakes, as well as beer and wine.  With all of these selections on their menu you would think that it ended there.  You guessed wrong.  BurgerFi has a “Secret Menu” in which they basically give you different ways you can create a burger and fries.  Anywhere from the “Hippie Veggie” which is two grilled quinoa burgers served on a potato bun with a side of neon relish to just simply ordering your fries well done (crispy).

The "All The Way" Burger which consists of Lettuce, tomato, diced onions, pickle, American cheese, and BurgerFi® sauce

The “All The Way” Burger which consists of Lettuce, tomato, diced onions, pickle, American cheese, and BurgerFi® sauce

“When I first walked into BurgerFi I honestly was shocked at how nice and eco-friendly it was inside,” said Marist College senior Josh Royce. “The burger was great and I loved how you had so many choices for toppings on your burger and your fries.”

BurgerFi is located on 60 Raymond Ave. in Poughkeepsie, New York. Although BurgerFi doesn’t deliver to Marist College, due to the wax paper they present their burgers in will not hold up for the drive to Marist, the location is just a ten-minute drive from the Marist campus and is directly across the street from Vassar College. The price range for a burger goes from 5 to 7 dollars and fries are around 2 to 3 dollars.  You can walk out with only spending just 10 dollars for a filling meal.  When you get to BurgerFi you will not be disappointed in their modern eco-friendly store and delicious signature burgers.

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