NYC burgers get a healthy makeover

Posted at 8:02 PM, Mar 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-11 20:02:16-04

Manhattan, NY – From beef patties to lamb patties to salmon patties to turkey patties to veggie patties, any burger-eater can find their favorite fast-food at 4Food near Bryant Park, without the side of guilt!

Executive Chef Vinnie Mangual explained how these burgers are better for you.  “We use whole cuts of meat and we grind it ourselves.  You don’t have to worry about any pink slime or additives, there’s nothing that’s not natural going into our burgers,” said Mangual.

There is a lot of emphasis on local food at @4FoodNYC.  For instance, their turkeys come out of Pennsylvania.  The tomatoes come out of New Jersey.  Some of the basil that they get is grown on rooftops out in Brooklyn.

When asked why people should care about where their food comes from, Mangual answered, “The end result is a healthier, cleaner burger, so all the calories you are getting from the burger are whole calories.  It’s not like you are getting calories from high-fructose corn syrup.”

The shape of the burgers are key.  They look like donuts, with a hole in the center.  That creates room for a scoop of their plethora of fillings you can choose from, like chipoltle hominee grits or mac-n-cheese or garlic spinach.

“A lot of the fillings we use are a heart-healthy filling or a leafy-green filling,” explained Mangual.

I ordered the Greek burger:  lamb burger with garlic spinach filling, topped with tatziki sauce.  And I got a side of Square Roots (4Food’s version of fries, with purple and white potatoes, lightly roasted.)

After you pay, your receipt breaks down all of the calories you ordered.  My Greek burger and fries, was about 700 calories!

Prices are affordable too – burgers start at $6 and go up to $8.

You can also create your own custom burger online.  Then, you can brand it and market it via social media.  Every time a customer orders your burger you get a cut of the profit!  A quarter per burger in 4Food dollars that you can cash in on your next meal!