|Fazal Sirhandi opened Elevation Burger at One Loudoun on April 25.
Bringing burgers to an organic level and raising the bar on healthy, fast casual restaurants, Elevation Burger at One Loudoun in Ashburn opened April 25.
Owner and Ashburn resident Fazal Sirhandi launched the latest franchise in the Virginia-based Elevation Burger chain.
This is the company's seventh franchise in Virginia and Sirhandi’s second. His other businesses include Sunoco gas stations in Virginia and Maryland.
According to Elevation company spokesperson Jay Wisse, Elevation Burger has 30 franchises in the U.S. and 11 in the Middle East. There are three more franchises planning to open in the U.S. later this summer or early fall.
“We are thrilled with the One Loudoun location and think we will do real well here,” Wisse said. “With the type of people who live in Loudoun, they are concerned about healthy eating and what they are putting in their kids bodies.”
Using the motto "ingredients matter,” Elevation is known for using 100 percent organic, grass- fed, free- range beef and freshly cut toppings, as well as french fries cooked in olive oil.
Sirhandi said he discovered Elevation Burger when he visited a franchise, and called the company on the spot to see how he could open one.
For Sirhandi, the One Loudoun location was ideal because it was “close to my home and so many people enjoy eating organic food in Loudoun.”
“My vision of this location is I want it to be your neighborhood restaurant where you feel good about coming to eat here,” Sirhandi said.
Everything on the menu is made to order - the french fries are hand cut at each location, as well as all of the toppings, and the meat is freshly ground every day.
The milkshakes are handmade with real ice cream. The menu also includes vegan and veggie burgers, as well as fresh salads.
With the environment in mind, the interior is designed with sustainable building materials and other eco-friendly materials.
Elevation is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.