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Office Hours with Hans Hess

By March 11, 2014Office Hours

Hans Hess will be joining us on Friday afternoon to speak about “Thinking Theologically About Food.” Before we have this opportunity to ponder the meaning of lunch together, let’s learn some more about Hans.


What song is at the top of your playlist?

How to Save a Life by The Fray  (Hear it here.)

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Physicist

What is the best piece of either personal or professional advice you’ve gotten?

A former boss told advised me to not think about his business, just to do my work. This caused me to start Elevation Burger.

Do you have a favorite quote or scripture verse that motivates and inspires you?

“Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven”

Do you have a website or blog to share with our readers?

Elevation Burger Website

More about Hans:

Founder of Elevation Burger / CEO of Elevation Franchise Ventures, LLC

Hans Hess is the founder of Elevation Burger and CEO of Elevation Franchise Ventures, LLC. He fell in love with the taste of beef at the age of four and 29 years later decided to bring the burger of his dreams to the public. In 2005 he founded Elevation Burger, demonstrating that it’s possible to have a restaurant chain that serves great-tasting, 100% organic burgers made from grass-fed beef that are better for you and better for the planet.

As its founder, Hans provides strategic direction for the Elevation Burger brand while maintaining its authenticity as it expands in ten States and five Middle Eastern Countries. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Physics from California Polytechnic State University.


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