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Come on, get higher: Elevation Burger heads to Houston to fight for gourmet fast food supremacy

Come on, get higher: Elevation Burger heads to Houston to fight for gourmet fast food supremacy

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Elevation Burger will attempt to become the king of gourmet fast food in Houston. Photo via Elevation Burger/Facebook
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Elevation Burger founder Hans Hess Photo via Elevation Burger/Facebook
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Despite the name, Elevation Burger does not hail from Colorado or some other Rocky Mountain state — it's actually from Virginia, and it's heading to Houston.

Elevation, which claims to be the country's first organic burger chain, is taking over the former Mai Thai space on Kirby (near Haven and Taco Cabana).

 There's also not one but two veggie burgers on the menu, one with a "fire-roasted" taste and one vegan option that tastes like vegetables. 

The chain's name refers not to geography but to a focus on fresh, quality ingredients. The burgers are made from USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that's ground on site, and the French fries are cooked in olive oil.

There's also not one but two veggie burgers on the menu, one with a "fire-roasted" taste and one vegan option that tastes like vegetables.

According to the Elevation Burger fact sheet, consumers can also expect the same sustainable direction in the building — think "bamboo flooring, compressed sorghum tabletops and low- or no-VOC paints and sealants."

Elevation Burger currently has a locations in Dallas and two in Austin, and plans to open in Houston in 2012. With this addition, plus Nosh Bistro moving in next door to the bank and, um, the breastaurant Twin Peaks building next to Haven, the northeast corner of Kirby and 59 could be the next food row.

With a signature double-patty burger, Elevation seems to be taking on fellow East Coast chain Five Guys Burger and Fries for gourmet fast-food burger supremacy. Have you ever tried Elevation? If so, what did you think?