The BurgerFi menu has a mission. That mission is to bring better burgers to the burger loving American people. Thet set themselves apart from other casual burger chains by serving a natural angus burger and an all-natural wagyu kobe beef hot dog. For you vegetarians out there, the Vegefi crisp-grilled organic quinoa burger topped with white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and burgerfi sauce served on multigrain bun.
What is BurgerFi?
The first BurgerFi was opened in an old Burger King location in the lovely town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, in 2011 by John Rosatti. The all-natural angus "CEO Burger" double Wagyu + Brisket Blend Burger, Homemade Candied Bacon-Tomato Jam, Truffle Aioli, Aged Swiss Cheese quickly became the restaurant's top seller. This creation set the ball rolling on BurgerFi's expansion around the country. There's over 120 restaurants in the U.S. and abroad and was also named "Best Burger Joint" by Consumer Reports.
In 2017, BurgerFi partnered with Beyond Meat and introduced a vegan patty called the "Beyond Burger". Made from all plant proteins with zero cholesterol, even the New York Times raved about its meaty qualities.
BurgerFi uses certified American Black Angus beef that is never exposed to antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones or additives.
In 2018, BurgerFi was one of the two chains out of the Top 25 Burger Chains that was given an "A" rating by the Consumers Union for its quality of beef. Feed your kids a better quality fast food dinner with their kid's meals of burgers, fi'ed chicken tenders, or even a grilled cheese sandwich. Bribe them with a milkshake to let you digest your heavenly Spicy Wagyu Burger in peace.
The Chicken Wars Battle
What's a burger chain without a frenzy inducing chicken sandwich? BurgerFi's Spicy Fi'ed Chicken Sandwich features a fried chicken breast topped with ghost pepper honey, freshly sliced jalapeños, homemade jalapeño-infused pickle chips, and spicy mayo on a potato bun.
BurgerFi's chief culinary officer stated in a press release, "The Spicy Fi'ed Chicken Sandwich is made with cage-free chicken that is American Humane Certified, sourced from family-owned Springer Mountain Farms and raised with no hormones and no antibiotics, ever."
Griffin says the recipe for the sandwich took around a year to make. It took a year to get the recipe just right. The pickle chip topping actually soaks for two days in a jalapeño marinade before the sandwich is slathered with spicy honey and spicy mayo. Yes, it's just chicken but beware of the 1100 mg of sodium this spice mouthfull contains.
The Healthiest Menu Items at BurgerFi
Health eating is a virtue. But a visit to BurgerFi can still be on your list with of few of these healthier options. BurgerFi offers the KetoFi burger. It's a protein BOMB featuring two all-natural angus beef patties topped with bacon, a fried egg, mustard and served bunless wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce leaves.
These three options are among the healthiest options at BurgerFi.
The Beyond Burger
The Beyond Burger is a 100% Plant-Based Beyond Burger From Beyond Meat, American Cheese, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, and Onions. Order it without the mayo or cheese to go vegan.
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich is made from all-natural chicken breast, topped with lettuce, tomato and drizzled with a honey mustard BBQ sauce. Yes, we know fried breading is what gives us life but a grilled chicken sandwich every once in a while still tastes pretty darn good.
The VegeFi Burger
The VegeFi Burger is a solid vegetarian (but not vegan) burger. Parmesan and fontina cheese plus egg add a depth of flavor as keep the burger from being too crumbly the burger together. You won't feel like you're sacrificing red meat wehn you order this craft veggie burger.
The Unhealthiest Items on the BurgerFi Menu
But if you're like me and your willpower went out the window years ago, you may find yourself choosing some of these nutritionally worst choices on the BurgerFi menu. And here they are:
1. CEO Burger
The famous CEO burger that started it all is a deliciously terrible choice at 865 calories and 53 grams of fat.
2. Bacon Cheeseburger
BurgerFi's Bacon Cheeseburger is rolls off the toungue as a surely satisfying choice. But at 840 calories, 48 grams of fat, and 1,850 mg of sodium to make your feet and hands swell, keep this treat to only occassionally. The BurgerFi Cheeseburger is a little bit better by skipping the bacon.
3. Texas Style Dog
The Texas Style Dog is an American Wagyu Beef Hot Dog topped with Chili, cheese sauce and hot sauce. You'll get 456 calories, 27 grams of fat and 1,642 mg of sodium make this on the highest end of a deliciously unhealthy menu option. At least wash some of that salt away with a few bottled waters instead of a soda.
I've had dreams about BurgerFi's fresh-cut fries Fry Bucket. In my dream, I didn't even share. But in real life, sharing is the only way you should indulge in this giant serving which comes in at 1,920 calories and almost 100 grams of sodium.
5. Onion Rings
I love onion rings. But I also enjoy fries especially with so many sauces like the garlic aioli or bacon jalapeno ranch to dip them into. If you can't decide between fries and onion rings, take a majorly unhealthy fried plunge into the Cry + Fries Bucket. Enjoy your 1,010 calories and 56 grams of fat. Life is short.
To keep the unhealthy ball rolling, order the best worst dessert on the list. The O.M.C.! (Oh My Chocolate) Concrete has 1,440 calories and 90 grams of fat. Concrete can also be made in different flavors like red velvet cake or key lime. Does key lime count as fruit?
7. Peanut Butter Shake
Sure, you can wrap up your visit to BurgerFi with a small cup of frozen custard, but why would you when you can order the unhealthy Peanut Butter Shake at 1,060 calories and 73 grams of fat.