August and I have a hard time going out to eat. When your food can’t contain wheat it makes finding things on an average restaurant menu very difficult. We’ve even been to a few national chain restaurants that tell us absolutely nothing on their menu can be made gluten free (couch Cheesecake Factory cough). The list of restaurants that we’ve found to be helpful and actually go out of their way to find gluten-free items on their menu is very short: Chipotle, Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse, and a few Mexican restaurants. So when we find a new restaurant that does their best to cater to people with special dietary needs it immediately becomes one of our new favorites, which is why we’ve been to BurgerFi twice in the past 10 days.
BurgerFi mostly has locations along the east coast with a few TX locations sprinkled in, and very recently a new one opened up close to our house. When we drove by before it even opened, I saw their sign advertising all-natural burgers and craft beer and I was immediately sold.
I’ll admit, I was expecting a sit-down restaurant so when I walked in and saw that it was more fast-food style in that you go up to the counter and place your order I was a little disappointed. That disappointment didn’t last long though because I immediately noticed that they offer their burgers “green style”. Green style simply means that your burger is wrapped in crisp lettuce rather than a bun; perfect for August and anyone who can’t eat wheat (or is trying to eat low carb I suppose)!
I ordered a simple cheeseburger with lettuce and garlic mayo while August ordered their B.A.D. burger “green style”.
Yeah, August was definitely going adventurous! Egg, hash browns, and maple syrup on a burger? And to go with our burgers the cashier recommended their garlic and herb french fries saying they were their #1 seller.
Everything looked great when we picked it up from the counter, especially those french fries!
The fries were the clear winner of this meal, they were seriously delicious. But I also really liked the burger and thought the garlic mayo really separated it from any other plain cheeseburger. August’s one complaint with his B.A.D. burger was that he wished the maple syrup flavor had been a little stronger so it wasn’t drowned out by all the other flavors on the burger.
I’d compare BurgerFi to an upscale Five Guys, but with more options since they serve both beer and wine as well as some desserts like frozen custard and cupcakes. And needless to say, we’ll definitely be back again, probably within the week.