BurgerFi opened its doors in Wellington on May 28 to hundreds of excited locals who celebrated the long-anticipated grand opening.
At BurgerFi, fresh ingredients are always the stars of the show. The “Cut, Chop, Mix”-themed restaurant at the corner of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Blvd. (next to Starbucks) is filled with menu items that are handmade fresh daily. The restaurant is styled with environmentally sustainable furniture made from items such as recycled soda bottles, milk jugs and wood pallets. BurgerFi also has energy-efficient fans and observes stringent recycling programs.
BurgerFi originated in Delray Beach when gourmet chefs from five-star kitchens came together and created original recipes for everything from the gourmet Black Angus burger to the tasty BurgerFi burger sauce.
BurgerFi burgers are made from hormone-free and antibiotic-free, free-range cattle. The burgers are served several different ways. There is the Breakfast All Day Burger featuring bacon, maple syrup, a fried egg, hash browns, grilled onions and ketchup. The Twenty Eight Burger is a double 28-day dry-aged ground brisket burger with Swiss and blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and BurgerFi sauce. For those who want to keep it simple, there’s the double Angus BurgerFi Burger and double Angus BurgerFi Cheeseburger, which are both topped with lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce.
For those choosing to enjoy a non-meat meal, there is the BurgerFi Veggie Burger made from lentils and onions grilled in a reduction of thyme and merlot and crispy quinoa all topped with white cheddar, lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce served on a multigrain bun. There’s even the Conflicted Burger, which has both the Veggie Burger and the Angus Burger together. Building on variety that has made BurgerFi popular in more than 65 locations, the burger menu shares space with Kobe-style beef, chicken and apple and Vienna beef hot dogs. State-styled toppings from New York, Texas and Chicago are available.
BurgerFi french-fry chefs don’t cut any corners, either. BurgerFi starts with hand-cut potatoes that are soaked to remove starch and fried twice to create the ultimate crispiness. The onion rings are always double-battered and cooked to a golden brown. All burgers are offered with a variety of homemade combination toppings.
BurgerFi offers a selection of draft and bottled craft beers and a wine list. There are fresh-squeezed lemonades made daily, as well as real cane sugar Coca-Cola and Boylan sodas. Guests can also create their own recipe from more than 100 selections of flavors in the restaurant’s freestyle Coca-Cola machine.
As for dessert, BurgerFi custards are made from fresh eggs, sugar and cream, and offered with a colorful and flavor-filled host of toppings. The special custard formula is churned to eliminate excess air and create extra flavor. Rounding out the dessert menu are old-fashioned malted shakes in red velvet, coffee mocha, black and white, peanut butter or simply banana, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. There are also floats and cows made from custard, custom creative concoctions called “Concretes” and sundaes served with a variety of toppings.
The first BurgerFi opened in February 2011, and the restaurants have already an established a reputation for supporting local charities, such as the American Red Cross, Creatively Caring and many local area PTA/PTO organizations.
“BurgerFi is an attraction in the heart of Wellington,” Wellington Councilman John McGovern said. “It is a place that will really bring Wellington together.”
BurgerFi in Wellington is independently owned and operated by Wellington Burger Inc. and located at 12836 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Operating hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more info, call (561) 612-7853.
ABIVEl Wellington’s new BurgerFi location is at the corner of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace.