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Reading Fast Food Nation after a lifetime of loving burgers and fries was a bit disconcerting for Adrian Wong. But after working with several tech startups in his former life as a Morgan Stanley consultant, Adrian realized he could disrupt the fast food industry by finding a new, healthier way to crank out delicious grab-n-go food. He founded Beta Burger, where the kitchen prizes the quality of its burgers over the number it's churning out. Chefs cook Angus beef or chicken patties in sous vide-style ovens that lock in juices, then give them a very quick flip on the griddle to add a little char. Gourmet fixin's include potato or low-carb rolls, steak sauce, caramelized onions, and sautéed oyster mushrooms. And guests don't have to give up their favorite fast-food sides either: Beta Burger's menu includes skinny fries and crispy chips, both of which may be tossed in one of four flavorful spice mixes.