Joint Venture with Owners of Lia Auto Group and Mazzone Hospitality
LATHAM>> BurgerFi, one of the fastest growing names in fresh, all natural burgers will be landing in the Capital Region. Bill Lia Jr., Michael Lia and Vincent Lia of Lia Auto Group have partnered with Angelo Mazzone of Mazzone Hospitality under the company Burger Ventures, LLC.
The first BurgerFi location, situated in a newly constructed plaza owned by the Lias at 860 New Loudon Road, Latham, will open this spring.
“This is an exciting time to introduce BurgerFi to the region and provide our customers with a healthier and higher quality option in a modern, sustainable setting,” said Bill Lia Jr. in a press release.
BurgerFi, short for “Burgerfication”, is headquartered in North Palm Beach, Fla., and currently has 58 locations throughout the country including company-owned and franchised units.
BurgerFi has made its mark with never frozen, grass-fed Angus beef that is free of growth hormones, chemicals and additives. Additionally, each BurgerFi store is built to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment. Tables are made from recycled Coke bottles, chairs consist of compressed wood and large fans utilize 66 percent less electricity. The chain has strict recycling programs in place for all its oil, cardboard, bottles and cans at each restaurant location.
“The menu is simple, food is creatively presented, and the atmosphere is best in class,” said Angelo Mazzone in the release. “BurgerFi is a great modern approach to an old, American classic.”
In addition to an assortment of burgers, BurgerFi serves Kobe beef hot dogs, fresh cut fries with an array of toppings (salt and vinegar, parmesan cheese and herbs, BurgerFi chili, hot Cajun spices), onion rings, homemade frozen custards, craft beer and wine.
BurgerFi is the fastest growing better burger chain in the U.S. Currently with 58 units open, the chain is expected to double its size by 2015 as well as expand internationally. Known for its fresh, all natural, hormone-free Angus burgers as well as its natural fries, frozen custard, signature hot dogs and craft beer, BurgerFi was recognized in the Top 50 “Movers & Shakers” by Fast Casual.com. The company began in 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with the idea that if burgers, America’s favorite food and a billion-dollar-a-year industry, why not make them better? The company became popular fast with burger lovers everywhere who were looking for fresh, quality, all-natural option in their favorite food. To learn more, visitwww.BurgerFi.com