This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
The first Triangle location of Virginia-based chain Elevation Burger (8301-101 Brier Creek Pkwy.; 919-999-2774; elevationburgercom) is scheduled to open this Saturday in Raleighs Brier Creek Commons. Inspired by the U2 song Elevation, the restaurants name signifies the goal of offering a burger experience that rises above the norm.
On the menu, that translates to 100 percent organic, grass-fed, free range beef and house-cut fries cooked in olive oil. People with special dietary needs get plenty of love, with options including a lettuce-wrapped burger and two veggie burger variations (fire-roasted taste and a tastes like veggies vegan burger).
At the other end of the spectrum, you can indulge in guilty pleasures that include the Vertigo Burger (three to ten patties, with choice of toppings) and a variety of shakes and malts.
The Elevation concept extends to the dining room, where environmentally friendly practices include the use of sustainable materials, energy-efficient equipment, and recycling of waste some of which is destined to become bio-diesel fuel.
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