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In Fort Worth, free double cheeseburgers — but only for one day

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The Florida-based BurgerFi chain opened a north Fort Worth location with facial recognition software to order automatically from a computer.
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The Florida-based BurgerFi chain opened a north Fort Worth location with facial recognition software to order automatically from a computer.

A Florida-based hamburger chain is kicking off National Hamburger Month May 1 with the best burger of all: a free burger.

The BurgerFi location in north Fort Worth will give away cheeseburgers from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

It’s a promotion for the new BurgerFi location, 6650 N. Beach St. But it’s also a promotion for BurgerFi’s beef, ranked as the industry’s best and safest (along with Shake Shack’s).

According to the company’s announcement, that BurgerFi location will give away double cheeseburgers all day with lettuce, tomato and special sauce.

BurgerFi made news last fall when a study by six consumer and environmental organizations declared its beef the only “A”-rated, antibiotic-free burgers in the industry, along with Shake Shack’s.

Wendy’s beef was rated a “D-.” Others, including Texas’ sainted Whataburger, received an “F” for the antibiotics in their beef.

On a more practical basis, BurgerFi’s burgers are probably better than Shake Shack’s, and a little less expensive. A regular combo with fries, an onion ring and a drink costs about $10 and up.



(If you think the name is weird, it’s short for “burgerfication.” That’s an improvement over the original name, Urbun Natural Burger.

We’ve consistently liked BurgerFi, both in Fort Worth and at its Arlington location in Champions Park.

The burger offer is good only in Fort Worth. The rules: one per customer, no substitutions, counter orders only, no online or app orders, not available by phone or for delivery.

If the line’s too long, try a burger someplace nearby.

There’s a lot of territory to cover during National Hamburger Month.

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Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.

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