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First Look at 500 Degrees, Opening Today

The 500 Degrees BurgerPhoto: Mike Persico

500 Degrees, the new Sansom Street burger joint from Rouge owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman fires up its griddle today at 11 a.m. and will feature a day full of promotional extravaganzas, including free burgers. The new spot, supervised by Rouge executive chef Matt Zagorski, will serve five-and-a-half-ounce versions of Rouge's signature burgers, which were one of 22 notable burgers featured in our Burger Register. Each burger is griddled to your preferred temperature and can be paired with a taut variety of fries and Bassett's ice cream shakes. Click through to see photos of the space, view the menu and details on the various freebies 500 Degrees is giving away throughout the day.

Download a PDF of the menu here or view it online at MenuPages. Burger prices start at under $6, fries are $2.50 and shakes are $5. And now, for the freebies and deals:

Promotion Schedule:

• Starting at 11 a.m.: the first 100 people through the door receive a free burger of their choice.

• After the first 100 people get their free burger, guests can bring a friend and order a burger, the friend then gets a burger of equal or lesser value free. This offer lasts until 3 p.m.

• From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests receive a free soda and their choice of fries - regular, spicy or truffle - with the purchase of any burger.

• From 11 p.m. until a TBD closing time, guests will receive free fries with any purchase.

500 Degrees, 1504 Sansom St., 215.568.5000

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