The Cattle Call – Nick King from BurgerFi
The Cattle Call – All the beef that’s behind the people who make & connect us to the Burgerverse.
Nick King has many years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He was the production manager for United Biscuit, one of the world’s pre-eminent branded snack businesses in London. King assisted in the development of the QUICK Franchise from the continent of Europe to the United Kingdom. He held the position of the Director of On-Premise Sales at Southern Wine and Spirits. And was the Director of Operations for several high-end restaurants in South Florida, including DeVito’s of South Beach, Vic & Angelo’s of Palm Beach and Delray Beach and The Office of Delray Beach.
Name: Nick King, Chief Operating Officer at BurgerFi
Where do you live: Broward County in Florida
Favorite style of Burger: A double Natural Angus burger with double American cheese, tomato and BurgerFi sauce wrapped in lettuce. It doesn’t get better than that!
Favorite Childhood Burger: The standard American cheeseburger. You can never go wrong with a true classic.
Burger that haunts your dreams at night: The thought of having to eat at any of our competitors’ restaurants.
What is the one Burger you’ve always wanted to try, but still have not: A triple stacked burger. We offer them, but I have yet to sink my teeth into three burger patties in just one sitting. It’s definitely something to add to my BurgerFi dining bucket list.
The secret to making a great Burger: It’s simple! Great burgers are always created with all-natural, vegetarian-fed beef and contain no chemicals or additives.
Under no circumstances whatsoever, what should NEVER be put on a Burger: I enjoy having a variety of toppings to choose from, but I would never put sweet fruits like pineapple on a burger. I’m not a fan of adding sweet toppings. It’s too overpowering.
If you could eat any Mythical Creature which would it be: None. I would never want to eat a mythical creature.
If you could have a Burger with anyone alive, or dead, fictional or real, who would it be and where would you take them: I would love to have a burger with Winston Churchill because I know that if I were dining with him the drinks would be never-ending. Of course, I would take Churchill to BurgerFi. It would be amazing to hear his opinion on our burger and drink selection. I’m sure he would be a huge fan!
Name one Burger in LA that for once, people should get off a plane and go eat instead of In-N-Out: BurgerFi. We’re actually opening a BurgerFi location in LA in the future.
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BurgerFi is one of the fastest growing all-natural burger franchises in the country today. As an innovator in the “better burger” movement, consumers will love our made-to-order menu of all-natural, farm-raised beef, specialty hot dogs, fresh-cut French fries, desserts, and craft beer and wine.
At BurgerFi, our main philosophy is “all-natural tastes better,” so guests can rest assured that our beef is never frozen and that all meals are made-to-order. We also offer a healthier food selection with our vegetarian burgers and gluten-free options.
The BurgerFication of the Nation® Spreads to New York City
All-Natural Burger Franchise BurgerFi® to Open First NYC Location
NEW YORK – The BurgerFication of the Nation® that began in Florida, continues, as the all-natural burger franchise BurgerFi® opens the doors to its first New York City location at 1571 Second Avenue (at East 82nd Street). When it comes to the iconic American meal of a burger, fries and a Coke, BurgerFi® and its “all natural tastes better” approach is ever-present through its unwavering dedication to high-quality ingredients and eco-sustainability.
Known as the “heart” of the burger movement, BurgerFi® brings a modern and healthy twist to the classic favorite roadside burger stand of the 50s and 60s, serving great-tasting food made from all-natural ingredients in a beautifully decorated fast-casual environment that features environmentally sustainable elements like recycled furniture and fans that use 66% less electricity.
BurgerFi® has reinvented the burger from the ground up, standing apart from other “better burger” franchises. BurgerFi® burgers are made from all-natural Angus beef from cattle that are humanely raised, 100% antibiotic and hormone free, and sustainably-farmed. The made-to-order menu also includes a tremendous variety of specialty items like Wagyu Kobe beef hot dogs, daily prepared vegetarian quinoa burgers, hand cut fries and onion rings, a variety of specialty toppings, gluten-free options, frozen custards, natural cane sugar sodas, craft beer and wine, and more.
Nick King, Chief Operating Officer at BurgerFi® International says, “I’m thrilled that BurgerFi® will have a presence in New York City and become part of the city’s tremendous food culture. BurgerFi® believes our ‘farm to tray’ approach – better for both our customers and the environment – as well as our delicious variety of food and unique dining experience are all components that diners feel good about, and keeps them coming back for more.”
The BurgerFi® philosophy is “all natural tastes better,” and New York City customers will be able to get a taste for themselves and sink their teeth into one of the BurgerFi® signature name-branded (literally) hamburger buns on February 9, 2013. The franchise also offers online ordering via their website at www.burgerfi.com. The BurgerFi® opening in New York City is the first of two planned Manhattan locations, and will put the franchise one step closer to having 16 locations open by the end of February, with over 60 total restaurants set to be opened nationwide by the end of 2013.
BurgerFi® International, LLC is one of the fastest growing all-natural burger franchise in the country today. As an innovator in the “better burger” movement, BurgerFi® picks up where others have left off, featuring a made-to-order menu of all-natural, farm-raised beef, specialty hot dogs, fresh-cut French fries, desserts and craft beer and wine. Beyond just a delicious menu, BurgerFi® cares deeply about the environment, incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable practices into each store’s construction, and using recycled furniture such as chairs made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles. In just two short years, this Florida-based company has sold over 150 stores nationwide, adding more each month, in what is being heralded as The BurgerFication of the Nation®. For more information about BurgerFi®, please visit www.BurgerFi.com.