Full-fat burgers set to land on site of defunct diet-burger joint in West Roxbury

Burgerfi, which sells things such as free-range meat patties covered in American cheese, bacon, hash browns and maple syrup, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open up in the Shaw's plaza on Spring Street, where LeanWorks closed up months ago.

The chain, which already has an outlet on Comm. Ave. near BU, is also seeking permission to buy the beer and wine license of Beijing Kyoto in Chinatown, in what would be a rare example of an outer neighborhood grabbing an alcohol license from a downtown or waterfront eatery.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.



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Good question, although ...

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This'll be the first high-concept burger place in the greater West Roxbury area (where in the past the question was more: How many more pizza places can the neighborhood support?).


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This is great! I love a good "fancy" burger and Five Guys just doesn't make the cut most of the time.

It is a racket

Lots of high end burger eating means lots of cardiologists and surgeons, who in turn can afford high end burgers, then require the services of their colleagues ...

Gee, Thanks Obama! (/snark)

Go ride your bike

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Or protest soda serving sizes. This us America I don't need people telling me how to eat, it's called the gym. Ps Westie doesn't have an obesity epidemic like other areas of the city.


This is America! Leading the way in cardiac disease, diabetes and youth obesity! Exceptionalism at it's finest! Fuck, yeah! Let's go coal rolling!


And here I even snark tagged it in case anyone thought I was serious!


Reading is....

... just SO hard. Much better to look for a few key code words -- and then let the automatic bile pilot take over.

Check yourself Swirly

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Extra Omega-3s. Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain- fed animals. Omega-3s are called "good fats" because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin E. In addition to being higher in omega-3s and CLA, meat from grassfed animals is also higher in vitamin E. The meat from the pastured cattle is four times higher in vitamin E than the meat from the feedlot cattle and, interestingly, almost twice as high as the meat from the feedlot cattle given vitamin E supplements. In humans, vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. This potent antioxidant may also have anti-aging properties. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin E.

The CLA Bonus! Meat and dairy products from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets. (A steak from the most marbled grass-fed animals will have the most CLA ,as much of the CLA is stored in fat cells.)

Lower in Fat and Calories. There are a number of nutritional differences between the meat of pasture-raised and feedlot-raised animals. To begin with, meat from grass-fed cattle, sheep, and bison is lower in total fat. If the meat is very lean, it can have one third as much fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal.



WHEE all this overhead flying is fun!

You're also talking to someone who works in Public Health and grew up eating a fair amount of wild game and locally-ranched beef.


Having had the pleasure of consuming the exact burger described in the OP at a different BurgerFi location- I welcome our new fat overlords with an open mouth.

It's unbelievably delicious even though it's a guaranteed angioplasty.

Looks a lot like shake shack

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Frozen custards, hot dogs and burgers...

I don't think shake shack is all that great either.