Happy cows.
Healthy Beef.
Mindful Farmers.
Local Ingredients.
Made from Scratch.

American Grind is about providing a truly 100% local burger with only the finest ingredients available to Denver. We source the best grass fed, grass finished beef available. Our sauces and ice creams are made in-house from scratch. We support only the finest local purveyors of quality ingredients. 


The Team


Jared Schwartz, Kade Gianinetti and Chad Michael George met in 2012 while all working at Linger. They found a common interest in wishing to create innovative dining concepts that promoted responsible and local sourcing while giving the guest a memorable dining experience. After operating American Grind as a food truck for two years, it was time to open The Way Back in the Berkeley neighborhood.

In January 2017, American Grind came back to life as a vendor inside Avanti F&B.

In August 2017, the team also opened Wayward, a new responsibly-sourced restaurant located at 1610 Little Raven Street.