PALM BEACH, Fla., June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BurgerFi International Inc. (NASDAQ:BFI, BFIIW)), one of the nation’s fastest-growing premium fast-casual concepts, mourns the sudden passing of its board member Steven Berrard on Monday evening.
“The entire BurgerFi corporate team and franchise community are in mourning as we are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Steve, who was an invaluable asset on our board and a highly regarded business visionary,” said Ophir Sternberg, Executive Chairman of BurgerFi. “Steve was instrumental in guiding BurgerFi through its business combination and the initial months of being a public company, leveraging his extensive experience across a wide breadth of industries. We are incredibly grateful for the time we were able to spend with him and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
BurgerFi’s board of directors is currently evaluating plans to address the board seat and will provide updates as they materialize.
About BurgerFi International (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW)
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts with approximately 120 BurgerFi restaurants domestically and internationally. The concept is chef-founded and is committed to serving fresh food of transparent quality. BurgerFi uses 100% American angus beef with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives. BurgerFi’s menu also includes high quality wagyu beef, antibiotic and cage-free chicken offerings, fresh, hand-cut sides and custard shakes and concretes. BurgerFi was named QSR Magazine’s Breakout Brand of 2020, Fast Casual’s 2021 #1 Brand of the Year, was named “Best Burger Joint” by Consumer Reports and fellow public interest organizations in the 2019 Chain Reaction Study, listed as a “Top Restaurant Brand to Watch” by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2019 and is included in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List. To learn more about BurgerFi or to find a full list of locations, please visit www.burgerfi.com. Download the BurgerFi App on iOS or Android devices for rewards and ‘Like’ BurgerFi on Facebook or follow @BurgerFi on Instagram and Twitter.
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