Smashburger

Smashburger appointed four new members to its executive leadership team. The fast-growing chain's new leaders bring experience from some of the world's most successful companies and brands, including McDonald's, Blue Moon, Clorox, and Chipotle.

Craig Leonard will serve as...

Smashburger took its Sin City Smashburger nationwide on January 17. Before, this burger was found only on Las Vegas Smashburger menus. The Sin City Smashburger was crafted with the Vegas “city that never sleeps” lifestyle in mind. It features a Certified Angus Beef Smashburger,...

Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading Better Burger restaurant, presented its high-achieving franchisees with awards and recognition at its first annual franchisee conference held in November at The Westin Tabor Center Hotel in Denver. Smashburger’s rapid growth and consumer...

November 2010

Some might say that the last three years have not been very, well, accommodating for the quick-service industry. With lenders and customers alike pulling their dollars off the table, the industry has been left to make due with the circumstances and struggle to stay afloat until the economic...

Three new Smashchicken sandwich recipes and four new Smashsalad recipes hit the menuboard at burger chain.
Partnership with Bridging Culture Worldwide will help burger brand try to sign first South Korean multiunit franchise development agreement in 2011.
Smashburger appoints Greg Creighton to chief operating officer to manage the company's system-wide operations.
Smashburger signs deal with ISK Systems LLC to open 20 restaurants in Long Island, with the first opening by the end of the year.
John Harris named senior vice president of marketing for burger chain that is spreading across the country.
June 2010

As restaurants look to establish extra color and flavor in their menus, they are discovering that they can easily add a little bit of blue—blue cheese, that is.

Americans are increasingly experimenting with more robust flavors, so the big, flavorful, and salty taste of blue cheese...

Burger chain announces agreement with Winding River Restaurants LLC to open 13 restaurants in the Nashville metro area.
Smashburger teams with Coca-Cola, food banks across the country to fight hunger during National Burger Month.
Which quickly expanding "better burger" concept has moved into the iconic Michigan market?
New store will feature the Utah-special Beehive Smashburger, with Angus beef, honey BBQ sauce, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and Haystack Onions on an artisan egg bun.
March 2010

Richard Leivenberg, executive vice president for Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom in Venice, California, knows a thing or two about relationships. He practices his people skills each day as he goes toe-to-toe with folks for the sake of his quick-serve operation....

Founders and owners of the Smashburger fast-casual chain believe San Diego, California, residents will enjoy their newest burger joint option, which is set to open in late March.
Smashburger president Scott Crance belives that new hire Doug Branigan will be an excellent asset to the company's team.
Five new restaurants are set to open in California's capital in the next two years.
Second unit in Ohio city to be located near the campus of the University of Dayton.
Move a part of 30-unit franchise agreement that is also taking stores to Colorado and South Dakota.