In 2013, Mike and Sarah Tayter opened their franchise, Elevation Burger, on Washtenaw Avenue with burgers, made from 100 percent organic, grass-fed, free- range beef, a hit with customers. A second location on Liberty Street will open in early 2015. “This is a place where everyone in the family can eat happily,” says Mike. “Kids who are the pickiest eaters finish their burger here. At the same time, we satisfy parents ranging from those who want healthier options while dining out to those who just want a delicious, juicy, fully loaded burger.” The Tayters, who have three daughters, Emma, 5, Hannah, 2, and Mira, 8 months, understand the importance of running family-friendly restaurants. “We get the food out quickly so the kids don’t have to wait too long,” says Mike. Plus, they offer high chairs, boosters, organic juice and milk boxes, and tables of varying sizes to accommo- date families. But it’s the food that keeps families coming back. “Kids love the Kids Burger with cheese and fresh fries. And of course, they love our thick hand-scooped milkshakes in which we blend real fruit or other toppings.”
Elevation Burger, 3365 Washtenaw Ave. A second location at 529 E. Liberty Street opens early 2015. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ElevationBurgerAnnArbor.