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100% Grass-Fed Burger Joint

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 13, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Has anyone eaten a burger from Elevation Burger? I just recieved a flyer in the mail and one has just opened near me, but I have not tried it yet. It says they are 100% organic, 100% grass-fed. Plus they use "real cheddar", and cook their fries in olive oil. I would venture to guess the olive oil might be pretty refined(?) I consider this a great sign that the demand for pasture-based food and farming is catching on to the mainstream.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:57 PM

I realize this is an old thread, but if you're still concerned about frying in olive oil, please see here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/113142/can-we-put-olive-oil-low-smoke-point-myth-to-bed#axzz2Duyx2qNU

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on May 22, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Yeah I'm stuck now! :(

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on May 20, 2012
at 10:28 PM

You can't move now!!! You just bought that place!!!

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 20, 2012
at 03:18 PM

We are neighbors! I'm off Southside Blvd. I am referring to M Shack. Their burgers are all made with 100% grass fed beef, but they are frozen patties shipped in from somewhere in the northeast. I've seen the sign for the CrossFit burger. The only issue there is that they recommend the sweet potato tots as a side and I found out the hard way that the sweet potato tots have a flour coating to make them crispy. I confirmed this with the manager on duty after I started having gluten-exposure tummy pain after eating them.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:05 PM

And all that Vitamin D! ;)

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on May 17, 2012
at 01:25 PM

+1 for the soruces.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on May 17, 2012
at 12:51 PM

Moving in order to be close to good burgers. An admirable lifestyle change if there ever was one.

8603cae947a9b803f704301e477102bd

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on May 17, 2012
at 12:10 PM

Hi Andrea, I live in Atlantic Beach and am wondering what burger joint you're referring to. I know [M Shack][1] has a Crossfit burger (not on the menu) that's supposedly made with 100% grass-fed beef. They saute' some veggies that go on the burger but I don't know what kind of oil they use. [1]: http://www.mshackburgers.com/

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on May 17, 2012
at 11:47 AM

I don't distrust Elevation Burger because of Moes. I distrust Elevation Burger because they do not post their ingredients in plain sight (something that even McDonalds has available on their website). For a restaraunt that is geared towards people who are careful about what they eat this is bizzare to me. Are they hiding additives? What does Elevation Burger not want me to know about? These are the questions that I think when I see this lack of transparency Mike.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 27, 2012
at 12:47 PM

The elevation sauce is fat free so it at least shouldn't contain any industrial seed oils.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 17, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Right. I'm not disputing that Moe's adds crap to their beef. I am saying that Moe's appears to not be organic and does not claim to be organic. In the case of Elevation Burger, they are certified organic. Elevation Burger goes to much effort to procure certified organic 100% free range 100% grass fed beef. I'm just saying it's not fair to distrust Elevation Burger because of Moe's beef. They are 2 very different situations.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 17, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Right. I'm not disputing that Moe's doesn't add crap to their beef. I am saying that Moe's appears to not be organic and does not claim to be organic. In the case of Elevation Burger, they are certified organic. Elevation Burger goes to much effort to procure certified organic 100% free range 100% grass fed beef. I'm just saying it's not fair to distrust Elevation Burger because of Moe's beef. They are 2 very different situations.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 17, 2012
at 11:58 AM

I am repeating secondhand information but it seemed that others came to the consensus. Webpage: http://www.primaltoad.com/moes-primal-friendly-fast-food/ Posts: 1. MOE’s steak are not dairy and soy free. I wrote them to ask why and this is the response I got: “There is whey protein concentrate in the steak, this is the milk and hydrolyzed soy protein is the soy- both of these items are binders in the marinade.” 2. "I also asked why there was MILK in the meat. It’s GOT SOY and HYDROLYZED JUNK IN IT!!!! I am shocked. "

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 17, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Also, I looked up Moe's. It looks like their beef is not certified organic? Seems a bit of a stretch to extrapolate from that. Getting the organic certification is a huge undertaking and drives up the cost of the beef. I can't see how anyone would do it and then inject something into the meat.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 16, 2012
at 06:37 PM

I think it's 10% unsaturated + vitamin E, so it's better than most stuff.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

They go to great lengths to develop a good meat supply. They work closely with the ranchers to help with organic certification, ensure free range conditions, etc. I've been in back of the house in more than a few locations and seen how the meat comes in and how it's ground.

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on April 16, 2012
at 06:00 PM

I am a franchisee in the process of finding a location for my first restaurant. I haven't yet gone through full training, so don't yet have all the details. I'm not sure what is in the Elevation Sauce, but I'm confident it's not paleo. I've never gotten it myself. My go to order is: lettuce wrap burger with double meat and double cheese, tomato, pickle, onion and yellow mustard.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Mike, how do you know this? No offense of course I just like hearing things from the horse's mouth. Any idea what is in their sauce?

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:25 PM

ahh, here are the nutritional facts: http://processpeak.com/msi/elevationburger/ebnutrition.pdf

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:20 PM

The beef is ground on-site in each restaurant. There is nothing added. They have recently done nutritional analysis on their food and nutrition facts should be available in all restaurants, though not yet officially anywhere online that I can find.

A72f969e98fb82fbaae341d29230b881

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Agreed, they are very good. The olive oil fries are pretty decent. My only disappointment is I wish they cooked them in tallow, but I guess they have to placate the vegetarians.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:14 PM

+1 for the olive oil myth.

8cd7ed35942adf7292bade20f4344e56

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:49 PM

Memo, Jack, I wonder about the olive oil too. I'm sure they're not frying fries in EV olive oil, it'd be smoking up a storm! It must be 'light' olive oil. When I go there, I'm going to ask, and then I'll put an update on here.

8cd7ed35942adf7292bade20f4344e56

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:45 PM

I'm in Moorestown, NJ. They just opened one up in the mall. They also have a Chipotle, so now I have two "cheat" places to eat out. I still wonder about the olive oil though. If they're frying fries in it, it must already be highly refined, but I would still choose that over PUFAs I guess.

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on September 13, 2011
at 04:35 PM

mem - most places cook their fries in canola or soybean or some other high O6 oil. Olive oil is not the best choice because of the smoke point, but I think I'd at least be *more* comfortable with olive oil than say... what In'nOut uses. At least Olive Oil has the antioxidant compounds (if they are using EV) and is only 15% O6.

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on September 13, 2011
at 01:57 AM

Isn't olive oil in high heat supposed to be really bad for you?

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C835934198ffe146cb90eebc22c6b8d8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:27 AM

Yes! by far the best burger I ever ate.. Fries are darn good too! I am guessing we are in the same area since an Elevation Burger just opened up near me as well and there aren't to many around yet. Its one of the few restaurants I feel comfortable eating at. Burgers are pricey but well worth it! I highly recommend it!

8cd7ed35942adf7292bade20f4344e56

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:45 PM

I'm in Moorestown, NJ. They just opened one up in the mall. They also have a Chipotle, so now I have two "cheat" places to eat out. I still wonder about the olive oil though. If they're frying fries in it, it must already be highly refined, but I would still choose that over PUFAs I guess.

A72f969e98fb82fbaae341d29230b881

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Agreed, they are very good. The olive oil fries are pretty decent. My only disappointment is I wish they cooked them in tallow, but I guess they have to placate the vegetarians.

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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on March 29, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Yes! This place is awesome. I get the lettuce wrap instead of the bun and it holds up quite well. When done properly, the fries turn out very good - crispy and the olive oil adds a nice flavor (in my opinion). I think low smoke point of olive oil (when refined) is a myth, and here is a more detailed discussion of the fries fried in olive oil:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/172766/french-fries-cooked-in-olive-oil

Their website now has a direct link to their nutrition facts on the front page:

http://www.elevationburger.com/PDFs/ENF.pdf

Here is another related discussion:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/165116/elevation-burger-paleo-fast-food

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 16, 2012
at 05:14 PM

+1 for the olive oil myth.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 17, 2012
at 01:25 PM

+1 for the soruces.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on May 17, 2012
at 11:29 AM

There's one about 1.5 hours from where I live (same with most other good stuff- Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc.); I make sure to eat there whenever I'm passing through that area (National Harbor near Alexandria,VA). I love it!

I was in San Diego a couple weeks ago and ate at a place called Burger Lounge- grassfed burgers, organic cheese (even organic ketchup- they made a point to ask if I'd like "more organic ketchup" haha); it was AWESOME. I need to move.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on May 17, 2012
at 12:51 PM

Moving in order to be close to good burgers. An admirable lifestyle change if there ever was one.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on May 17, 2012
at 03:05 PM

And all that Vitamin D! ;)

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on May 20, 2012
at 10:28 PM

You can't move now!!! You just bought that place!!!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on May 22, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Yeah I'm stuck now! :(

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58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

on April 16, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Elevation Burger is really good. Don't have any near my home, but have eaten at one in South Florida a couple times when traveling. I also like Farm Burger in Atlanta. I actually like Farm Burger better, but that may have to do with the adorable gay black man who always takes care of me when I sit at the bar.

We just got a grass fed burger place where I live, in Jacksonville, FL. But they use frozen patties from a farm in the Northeast. Still not sure how I feel about that - although they taste good and the location (pretty much on the beach) makes it a worthwhile trip in itself.

Finally, there is a place in St. Augustine called Gas: A Full Service Restaurant that serves local grass fed burgers. They have a Burger Benedict - two grass fed beef patties topped with a poached egg, bacon and hollandaise (served with no bun). Before I cut eggs and dairy I'd drive down there just for that. Delicious.

Anyway, please support your local Elevation Burger. Hopefully we will get one here in Jax!

8603cae947a9b803f704301e477102bd

(80)

on May 17, 2012
at 12:10 PM

Hi Andrea, I live in Atlantic Beach and am wondering what burger joint you're referring to. I know [M Shack][1] has a Crossfit burger (not on the menu) that's supposedly made with 100% grass-fed beef. They saute' some veggies that go on the burger but I don't know what kind of oil they use. [1]: http://www.mshackburgers.com/

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

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on May 20, 2012
at 03:18 PM

We are neighbors! I'm off Southside Blvd. I am referring to M Shack. Their burgers are all made with 100% grass fed beef, but they are frozen patties shipped in from somewhere in the northeast. I've seen the sign for the CrossFit burger. The only issue there is that they recommend the sweet potato tots as a side and I found out the hard way that the sweet potato tots have a flour coating to make them crispy. I confirmed this with the manager on duty after I started having gluten-exposure tummy pain after eating them.

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C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

on September 13, 2011
at 01:03 AM

My neighbors--a naturopathic doc and her husband--are big fans. Haven't been there yet myself.

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Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

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on September 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

I have not eaten there, but have had several co-workers who have and they say it's good. :)

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Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

on May 17, 2012
at 01:26 PM

Did some searching and found that there's one here in Dallas! I think I will give it a try. Always looking for a good burger place and +1 if they don't cook their fries in nasty oil!

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980a08fc871f83f803191278d1a8c3c3

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:34 PM

We have two grass-fed burger places here in Seattle (actually four, because Blue Moon Burgers has three locations: South Lake Union, Capitok Hill, and Fremont.) The other is 8 oz Burger Bar on Capitol Hill. They also have bacon brussel sprouts. Yum!

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B53f530d64ad9e1b128a0358a85ba268

on May 17, 2012
at 09:30 AM

There was one on 14th St and 6th Ave in Manhattan. I ate there once and wasn't impressed. Now they're closed and a different burger place is about to open in the same space.

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7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:44 PM

I have eaten there and it is good enough. What concerns me is the lack of ingredient information for what they serve. If anyone here reads paleo toad they will remember that everyone was excited about Moe's Grill (serve 100% grass fed beef) until they found out that they inject the meat with REALLY bad additives. I would add them to my go to eating out place if they would post their ingredients.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 17, 2012
at 11:58 AM

I am repeating secondhand information but it seemed that others came to the consensus. Webpage: http://www.primaltoad.com/moes-primal-friendly-fast-food/ Posts: 1. MOE’s steak are not dairy and soy free. I wrote them to ask why and this is the response I got: “There is whey protein concentrate in the steak, this is the milk and hydrolyzed soy protein is the soy- both of these items are binders in the marinade.” 2. "I also asked why there was MILK in the meat. It’s GOT SOY and HYDROLYZED JUNK IN IT!!!! I am shocked. "

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on April 16, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Mike, how do you know this? No offense of course I just like hearing things from the horse's mouth. Any idea what is in their sauce?

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 05:25 PM

ahh, here are the nutritional facts: http://processpeak.com/msi/elevationburger/ebnutrition.pdf

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

They go to great lengths to develop a good meat supply. They work closely with the ranchers to help with organic certification, ensure free range conditions, etc. I've been in back of the house in more than a few locations and seen how the meat comes in and how it's ground.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 06:00 PM

I am a franchisee in the process of finding a location for my first restaurant. I haven't yet gone through full training, so don't yet have all the details. I'm not sure what is in the Elevation Sauce, but I'm confident it's not paleo. I've never gotten it myself. My go to order is: lettuce wrap burger with double meat and double cheese, tomato, pickle, onion and yellow mustard.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 17, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Also, I looked up Moe's. It looks like their beef is not certified organic? Seems a bit of a stretch to extrapolate from that. Getting the organic certification is a huge undertaking and drives up the cost of the beef. I can't see how anyone would do it and then inject something into the meat.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 16, 2012
at 05:20 PM

The beef is ground on-site in each restaurant. There is nothing added. They have recently done nutritional analysis on their food and nutrition facts should be available in all restaurants, though not yet officially anywhere online that I can find.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 17, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Right. I'm not disputing that Moe's doesn't add crap to their beef. I am saying that Moe's appears to not be organic and does not claim to be organic. In the case of Elevation Burger, they are certified organic. Elevation Burger goes to much effort to procure certified organic 100% free range 100% grass fed beef. I'm just saying it's not fair to distrust Elevation Burger because of Moe's beef. They are 2 very different situations.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 17, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Right. I'm not disputing that Moe's adds crap to their beef. I am saying that Moe's appears to not be organic and does not claim to be organic. In the case of Elevation Burger, they are certified organic. Elevation Burger goes to much effort to procure certified organic 100% free range 100% grass fed beef. I'm just saying it's not fair to distrust Elevation Burger because of Moe's beef. They are 2 very different situations.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 27, 2012
at 12:47 PM

The elevation sauce is fat free so it at least shouldn't contain any industrial seed oils.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on May 17, 2012
at 11:47 AM

I don't distrust Elevation Burger because of Moes. I distrust Elevation Burger because they do not post their ingredients in plain sight (something that even McDonalds has available on their website). For a restaraunt that is geared towards people who are careful about what they eat this is bizzare to me. Are they hiding additives? What does Elevation Burger not want me to know about? These are the questions that I think when I see this lack of transparency Mike.

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