Citysearch Editorial Review.
Poignantly located across the street from a forlorn-looking McDonald's, this futuristic fast food experiment is everything that the crusty old diabetes depot isn't, but 4Food may not be ready to take over the fast food world just yet. With five bun types, nine patties, 40 fillings, seven cheeses and more than a dozen condiments, there are 140 million possible burger combinations, yet the most important and fundamental preference--how you'd like your burger cooked--isn't offered. The tech amenities, like the iPad kiosks where you can place your order, are more irritating than efficient (to order through the iPad, you have to sign up for 4Food's social network: No). But 4Food's overall mission is good: It allows customers to make informed choices about what they eat, composts all its waste and claims to buy all produce from local sources, all huge steps in the right direction for fast food. For now, however, McDonald's looks safe, if a little dusty and depressing.