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hormone-free Angus" burgers.

The eponymous BurgerFi was OK, but not a revelation, especially after its bun smushed down completely, Wonder bread style. The VegFi burger actually seemed more notable. Oozing with cheese amid its deep-fried-to-a-crisp quinoa bulk, it's the kind of meal that makes you want to call up veggie friends and tell them to check it out, because it won't leave them hungry. The onion rings were gigantic, with perfectly al dente onions under a generous amount of breading, and like the fries were browned to a pleasing crisp but not beyond.

Like the appealing new Elevation Burger over on Washtenaw, BurgerFi boasts ecologically virtuous furnishings and made-to-order shakes with recognizable dairy ingredients; it also has a similar space-age multi-beverage push-button soda dashboard to tech things up. Even better, and somewhat reminiscent of R.U.B. BBQ over at another storied corner at Packard and State, BurgerFi has Michigan games on the big screens, beer on tap, and a few down-home menu picks, like a burger of ground dry-aged brisket and Texas-style chili to top your cheese dog.

Best of both worlds then? Not quite. On my second visit, we waited more than ten minutes for an incorrect order and undercooked fries. Though the dining area was less than half full, most of the empty tables hadn't been wiped clean, either. But there were pleasant surprises, too, including a tasty "Wagyu beef" hot dog and a coffee milkshake that was just right-sized, thick but not too thick, and generously full of coffee flavor.

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