'Better' Burgers Worse for Your Health, No Better for the Climate

September 3, 2014 2:06 PM

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'Better' Burgers Worse for Your Health, No Better for the Climate

Like a lot of cities across the country, Washington has been overrun by so-called "better-burger" joints over the past few years. The granddaddy of this craze, Five Guys Burger and Fries -- which got its start here in the D.C. metro area back in 1986 -- has been joined by Black & Orange, Bobby's Burger Palace, BRG: The Burger Joint, Elevation Burger, Fuddruckers, Shake Shack and Smashburger, most with locations just a few blocks from my downtown condo.

Smashburger, the newest premium burger establishment in my 'hood, is the third-fastest growing U.S. chain, according to Nation's Restaurant News, an industry trade publication. Founded in 2007 by the former owner of the Quiznos sandwich chain, the Denver-based company expects to have more than 300 l...

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