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2021 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

#1 Brand
of the Year

2021 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice

#1 Better Burger Brand

2020 QSR Magazine

Breakout Brand of the Year

2019 Nations Restaurant News

Top Restaurant Brand to Watch

2019 Consumer Reports Chain Reaction Report

Best Burger Joint

We're on a Roll

Feb 5, 2011

First BurgerFi restaurant opens in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Commits to the "Never­Ever Program" - sourcing only the top natural Angus beef in the U.S., raised without added antibiotics, hormones or steroids

2012

First Franchised unit opens in Coral Springs, FL followed by first out-of-state location in Raleigh, NC

2015

BurgerFi partners with OLO to launch state of the art digital online ordering platform

2017

BurgerFi partners with Beyond Meat as first Fast Casual brand to sell Beyond Meat Burgers in restaurants.

2017

BurgerFi opens its first airport location at FLL Airport in partnership with HMSHost and also opens its first college campus location at Temple University in partnership with Aramark

2018

BurgerFi rolls out new mobile app integrated with customer loyalty rewards, ordering and mobile payment.

2020

BurgerFi signs licensing agreement with REEF Technology and Delaware North for rapid expansion around the country

October 2020

Julio Ramirez joins BurgerFi as CEO

December 2020

Opened first drive-thru locations in Lexington, Kentucky
BurgerFi goes public on Nasdaq

February 2021

Martha Stewart joins BurgerFi Board of Directors

March 2021

BurgerFi completes first consumer resarch study to guide data and marketing strategy.

April 2021

Best Better Burger Chain in 2021 USAToday 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

May 2021

Launch of BurgerFi's "Fi on the Fly" Food Truck

May 2021

BurgerFi partners with esites analytics for more robust site selection software

May 2021

BurgerFi wins #1 Brand of the Year for 2021 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers

We're on a Mission

Redefining the way the world eats burgers by enriching lives through the best burger experience

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Fresh, Chef-Crafted Menu

Fresh, house-made, premium products

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Technology Focused

Dynamic mobile loyalty app, curbside pick-up and more

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Continued Growth and Expansion

125 Restaurants Open and 25 under development

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Experienced Executive Leadership Team

Average 25 years QSR & Restaurant Experience

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Best-in-class Training

BurgerFi’s robust Learning Management System contains high quality training videos and interactive courses.

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Our Story

BurgerFi is a fast-casual better burger concept with approximately 120 franchised and corporate-owned restaurants, renowned for delivering an exceptional, all-natural premium burger experience in contemporary and sustainably designed restaurants.

Originally established in February 2011 in sunny Lauderdale- by-the-Sea, Florida, the purpose was simple – RedeFining the way the world eats burgers. Today, BurgerFi’s mission is RedeFining the way the world eats burgers and enriching lives through the best burger experience. BurgerFi is committed to serving fresh food made with responsibly sourced ingredients in an eco-friendly environment. The chef-founded restaurant brand uses 100% natural Angus Beef with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals, or additives.

BurgerFi offers a diverse menu with broad appeal including their award-winning vegetarian VegeFi® Burger, Wagyu Beef Hot Dogs, Cage-Free “Fi’ed” Chicken Tenders and Sandwiches, Fresh-Cut Fries and Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Frozen Custard Desserts, beer, wine, and more. BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts. BurgerFi was voted the Top Better Burger chain in Fast Casual Restaurants in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice for 2021, named QSR Magazine's Breakout Brand of the Year for 2020, placed as the #1 Brand of the Year in Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers list in 2021, was named "Best Burger Joint" by Consumer Reports and fellow public interest organizations in the 2019 Chain Reaction Study, listed as a "Top Restaurant Brand to Watch" by Nation's Restaurant News in 2019, included in Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List, awarded “Top Better Burger Restaurant to Put On Your Radar 2021” by Forbes, and ranked on Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500.

Since its inception, BurgerFi has grown steadily into two countries, 22 states and Puerto Rico, and continues to expand, bringing the BurgerFi experience to new guests around the world.

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What it takes

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Experience

as a single or multi-unit
restaurant operator

$500K

in liquid assets per store
to be developed

$1M

net worth per store to
be developed

Infrastructure

and resources to meet your
development schedule

Commitment

to the development of
the BurgerFi brand

Be active

as an operator of your
BurgerFi restaurant(s)

Initial Investment

The estimated total initial investment ranges from
$629,900 to $1,011,750, which includes the

one-time initial franchise fee of $45,000.

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Testimonials

"After making the decision to open 10 BurgerFi restaurants, it is clear that I am a strong believer in the positive risk-reward balance of the brand. I continue to see a young, ambitious, and dynamic organization that has demonstrated strong resilience in challenging times, and an enormous capacity to adapt and evolve as it continues to grow."
 
Manuel Sanchez
Multi-Unit Owner

 “I was introduced to BurgerFi during my time in South Florida playing for the Miami Heat, and immediately saw the brand’s immense potential. From the unique product that appeals to a wide consumer demographic to the outstanding internal support team, BurgerFi is a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity and we’re thrilled to be a part of the team.”
 
Mike Miller
Former Miami Heat Player
Multi-Unit Owner

"I fell in love from the beginning. I'm in my store 7 days a week. I get customers coming to me every day and tell me that it's the best burger they've ever had in their life. It makes me really believe why I got into this from the beginning. It's just a beautiful thing when people appreciate what you do."
 
Larry Higgins
Owner/Operator

“My brothers and I signed on as BurgerFi’s first Franchisee in 2011 and opened our first location in 2012. When we opened our first location, there were only 3 stores in the system. We saw the major potential of where this brand could go from the beginning due to its high-quality products, marketability of the product, and overall customer experience. Fast forward to today, BurgerFi is a major leader in the industry. Our franchise team is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the significant growth and to be a member of the BurgerFi family for years to come.”
 
Matt Falcone
Multi-Unit Owner/Operator

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