Smashburger

Smashburger announced it ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ third annual America’s Most Promising Companies list. Chosen from hundreds of applicants this year, the Forbes list recognizes the nation’s top 100 privately-held, high-growth companies with compelling business...

Smashburger, one of the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” concepts, continues its Camden County expansion with the opening of its newest restaurant at 1120 White Horse Road, Voorhees, on Wednesday, January 22. Owned and...

December 2013

Despite their name, french fries are as American as the 4th of July and are a mainstay in the quick-service universe. Fries are the most popular side item at U.S. limited-service eateries, outpacing others by a wide margin, according to various menu-monitoring reports.

But other fried...

December 2013

My year-end top brand stories recap was well received last year, and I decided to do it again. I’ll break from my usual Q&A format to recap this year’s most important brand developments in fast food.

Smashburger continues its Westchester County expansion with the opening of its newest restaurant located at the Midway Shopping Center, 913 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, New York, on Monday, December 9. Owned and operated by Smash Partners, Smashburger brings its burgers that are smashed fresh,...

Smashburger announced it has added four new partners to its growing family of better-burger franchisees. The commitment for 54 new restaurants brings Smashburger’s total active franchise pipeline to about 400 units set to open over the next several years. As a part of the company’s...

QSR International, the master franchisee of Smashburger in Central America, the Caribbean, and parts of South America, has entered into a development agreement with Corporacion Hamburgo S.A. de C.V. to develop three Smashburger restaurants in El Salvador. QSR International has also entered into...

Smashburger, the better-burger restaurant concept, announced that Scott Crane, who has led company operations for the past six years as president, was appointed to the position of chief executive officer. This news comes upon the departure of former CEO David Prokupek.

Smashburger, the expanding better burger concept, announced it will be the first national restaurant chain to roll out Honest Tea’s iced tea options at all restaurants nationwide. Honest Tea is a top-selling organic bottled tea company. Each Smashburger location will brew a selection of...

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better-burger restaurant concept, unveiled an exclusive limited-time only Raspberry Sorbet Shake to benefit Susan G. Komen and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new shake will be available in...

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, announced the recipients of its most prestigious annual awards, including Franchisee of The Year, which were presented to seven deserving franchise groups and corporate leaders at...

Smashburger announced it will provide first responders assisting in the rescue and evacuation operation of Bolder County, Colorado's flood emergency a free entree, side, and beverage at all of its Colorado-area units. A valid first responder ID is required for redemption.

The company...

Two years ago, daily-deal sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, and a host of other regional and national players boomed as customers clamored for discounted products and services. Many of the sites eventually closed up shop as the trend faded and the space became too saturated.

Smashburger announced it has posted three-year sales growth of 254 percent on the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list. Smashburger ranked number 1,562, marking its third consecutive year on the list. The Inc. 500|5000 is a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and represents...

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, announced it has added five new franchise partners to its growing family of better burger franchisees, totaling a combined commitment for 19 new franchise units across the U.S....

Consumer Concept Group (CCG) and AEG announced today that the Denver-based restaurateurs would be bringing three of their most popular restaurants to the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles.

With grand openings planned for the fourth quarter of 2013,...

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, unveiled its newest Häagen-Dazs shake, the Peanut Butter & Jelly, plucked directly from its secret menu of items created by guests themselves. This hand-spun shake combines...

Inside Smashburger’s newest Chicago-area restaurant, a hip-looking joint in the city’s trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood, company founder and chief concept officer Tom Ryan holds up the brand’s Windy City Burger as if it’s Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Smashburger announced that it has closed on a $35 million round of financing with Golub Capital. The company intends to use the line of credit to finance its ongoing growth plans, which include anticipated 30 percent new unit growth for 2013....

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better-burger restaurant concept, unveiled its first television advertising campaign in collaboration with Denver-based Definite Productions, marking the production company’s first spot for a national restaurant brand. Launching the new TV spot will allow...