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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-and-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.