Elevation Burger plans to debut a new unit prototype that founder and chief executive Hans Hess says will reduce the “better burger” chain’s wait times and boost production. The centerpiece of the prototype, which is scheduled to open Saturday in Germantown, Md., is a 20-foot-long, conveyor-style griddle designed by Hess, who maintains that it is unlike anything currently being used in the better burger sector. The cast-iron griddle — which resembles a tank tread with ...

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