A Falls Church hamburger shop is hoping to raise the status of the common Washington hamburger.
Elevation Burger, which serves organic hamburgers and fries cooked in olive oil, is hoping to spread its success with a group of new restaurants across the region.
Elevation Burger opened in September 2005 in Falls Church.
Owner Hans Hess said he enjoyed organic burgers while growing up in California and wanted to bring the taste to the Washington area. He also patented a process of cooking french fries in olive oil – a move that required temperature and time changes.