Burgerfication of the Nation®

The last of my Foodie assignments at the beach was one that I’d been hoping to do myself since mentioning it in a previous review. Unlike the countless burger chains that permeate the country, BurgerFi is an entirely new breed of the modern-day American meal. The secret? Grass-fed, free-range, all-natural meat. BurgerFi calls it the Burgerfication of the Nation®, with its uniquely delicious, high-quality beef. BurgerFi takes on a healthier alternative to the chemicals and additives most other burger chain restaurants use. The chain is making its way west, with a majority of its locations settled on the East Coast. South Padre Island seemed like a fitting spot to have introduced this eatery in the South.

Walking in, guests are welcomed by an urban atmosphere with walls of industrialized steel, wooden floors, metal furnishings and an overall open concept. The feel is all modern and laid back, perfect for the young adult or frequent beach-goer. You can even bring you pup to dine in the outside patio area. Like most burger joints, orders are taken up front. We were greeted by young and enthusiastic cashiers that were ready to make recommendations and tell you all about BurgerFi’s history. After a quick chat with our cashier, we ordered the original BurgerFi Burger, a Chicago Style Hotdog, a side of fries and onion rings, and a couple of draft beers. A little bit of everything!

Our order came quick, served on a metal tray lined with white parchment paper. The hard part of this job is snapping a few pics of the food before sampling it. It never gets easy! I managed to take a couple of shots before my date slipped his fingers to reach for a fry. One dip in the cheese and chili sauce we asked for on the side, and he was in heaven. My favorite side was the onion rings. These babies were enormous and perfectly crisp. I can’t help but wonder, why does everything bad taste so good?

The burgers here are by no means big. They are the perfect fill-size with deliciously soft bread, fresh ingredients and top-grade meat. Our burger was phenomenal. One bite into it and I could taste the quality of meat. It was thicker, juicier and so flavorful.

I was so excited to learn more about this restaurant’s story and their motivation for going natural. I scoured through their website, growing fonder of the food chain with each page I explored. During my research, I discovered a Secret Menu, which, if you’re planning on dining at BurgerFi and feeling a little adventurous, I suggest you check out. Happy eating, folks!

Foodie Note: For all those dying to know, the chef’s favorite burger, “BAD Burger”, includes the following ingredients: natural Angus beef, American cheese, hickory bacon drizzled with maple syrup, a fried egg,
hash browns, grilled diced onions and ketchup.

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JoAnn is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American where she obtained a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication with a minor in English. She is an inquisitive, ambitious and lively person with an undeniable passion for the written word.