BurgerFi at the Plaza on University is set to open toward the end of January 2015, according to Charlie Guzzetta, senior marketing manager for BurgerFi International.
Guzzetta said there are no hard dates yet, but the franchise hopes to open by Jan. 20. An original plan to open at the end of this year was delayed due to construction. The franchise is still in the process of furnishing the restaurant and ordering equipment, such as grills and fryers.
The night before opening, BurgerFi plans to hold a special event featuring a free burger or hot dog meal for UCF students. Students will be able to register online on a first-come, first-serve basis to receive a free hot dog or burger, French fry or onion rings, and a soft drink at the event, Guzzetta said. The franchise has been holding these opening events at new locations with a close proximity to a college or university.
Burgers are never frozen or microwaved and no additives or chemicals are added to the ingredients, according to the company's website. The restaurant also serves a quinoa-based veggie burger, as well as house-made fries and frozen custards. Average meal prices range from $9 to $12.