About Us


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. 

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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.