NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BurgerFi, one of the fastest growing burger chains in the country, is climbing to new heights on the fast casual ladder, ranking #17 in a new survey just released by the industry trade publication RestaurantBusiness. The ranking is the result of a partnership between Restaurant Business and its research sister Technomic, which looked at the fast casual concepts whose growth is outpacing the segment, based on year-over-year growth.
The fast casual segment is growing by double digits and BurgerFi is currently poised to take an even bigger bite out of the better burger market. Founded in 2011 in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in South Florida, the chain is on track to have more than 100 restaurants operating by the end of the year.
BurgerFi will also be increasing its international presence. The company has two stores open in Mexico with development underway in Panama, the United Kingdom and Kuwait for locations set to open in 2016.
A major player in the all-natural, antibiotic free burger craze, the chain reported $100 million in sales last year, a 69 percent increase over 2014. Making its better burger faster, BurgerFi recently implemented proprietary technology, reducing cooking time from 4 minutes 30 seconds to 57 seconds.
"BurgerFi's rise in the fast casual marketplace amplifies the chord we've struck with consumers," says BurgerFi CEO Corey Winograd. "We've built a better tasting burger and served it faster, while consistently staying true to our environmentally-friendly roots."
To learn more about BurgerFi or to find a full list of locations, please visit www.burgerfi.com, 'Like' BurgerFi on Facebook, or follow @BurgerFi on Instagram and Twitter. For franchise information contact Director of Franchise Development Dan Collins at [email protected] or 561.844.5528.
About BurgerFi Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation's fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 restaurants to be open by the end of 2016. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of the highest quality. All recipes are created from natural, fresh ingredients that require team members to cut chop, mix and prepare daily. BurgerFi uses only 100% natural Angus beef patties with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives. BurgerFi's made-in-house menu favorites include the Vegefi burger, Vienna and Kobe-style hot dogs, hand-cut fresh fries and onion rings, frozen custard, and natural sugar cane sodas.
BurgerFi received the TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence, and has been recognized as #185 on the Inc. 500 List of "Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies," as well as one of the Top 50 "Movers & Shakers" by FastCasual.com, which has also included it in its list of Top 100 Brands for three years in a row, beginning in 2014. For the past three years, BurgerFi was also ranked in Technomic's top three on its list of fastest growing small chains.